EUGENE, OR - Ski season is upon us and RAVE, the lifestyle review site, recently published the list of the ten best ski towns in the United States. 

"Hitting the slopes is more than just a hobby for some, it's an outlet or an easy way to leave their worries behind. We want it to be easier for everyone to experience that," said Hillary Miller, Managing Editor for RAVE Reviews.

The list naturally took skiing into account, but also looked at factors, such as restaurants and accommodations, that make a ski holiday memorable. Most of the ski destinations are in the western half of US, but two East Coast destinations, in Vermont and Maine made the top ten.

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The editors at RAVE used ranking lists combined with factors such as skill level, accessability, and pricing to compile the top ten list:

The full list of featured towns, places to stay, grub to eat, and mountains to shred includes:

Bend, OR - Oxford Hotel- Spork - Mt. Bachelor 
Telluride, CO - New Sheridan Hotel - Brown Dog Pizza - Telluride Ski Resort
Sandpoint, ID - Dover Bay Resort - Baxters On Cedar - Schweitzer Mountain
Jackson Hole, WY - Cowboy Village Resort - Snake River Brewery - Jackson Hole Resort
Truckee, CA - Cedar House Sport Hotel - Squeeze In - Northstar
Park City, UT - Washington School House Hotel - El Chubasco - Park City Mountain
Taos, NM - Taos Inn - The Bavarian - Taos Ski Valley
Valdez, AK - Totem Hotel and Suites - Roadside Potatohead Valdez - Chugach Mountains
Burke, VT - WilloBurke Boutique Inn + Nordic Spa - Foggy Goggle Osteria - Burke Resort
Bethel, ME - Snow Cap Inn - Cafe Di Cocoa - Sunday River

The detailed report of the 10 Best Ski Towns in America can be found on