ESPN Wants to Know: What’s the Hardest Ski Resort?

What’s the hardest-to-ski resort in North America? ESPN wants to know (and we’re a little curious too).

Jackson Hole, Revelstoke, Aspen Snowmass…there are a lot of amazing ski resorts in North America. So, which is the hardest?

Now through November 13, vote for your favorite at the X Games Real Mountain video contest.

Here, ESPN gives you the chance to pick from seven of North America’s best big mountain ski resorts.

Each resort provided videos shot in the 2016/17 winter season featuring resort-sponsored athletes. Only natural terrain features were allowed (no snowcat-made kickers), and all footage is of places you can reach from the top of a lift.

For example, check out the Jackson Hole video, below, or Whistler Blackcomb video, above. A few choice mountains didn’t make the list at all. But it’s all in good fun.

So, which is your favorite? Head on over to the X Games Real Mountain contest to cast your vote and let us know in the comments.

What’s your favorite mountain in North America? And, what’s the hardest?

Sean McCoy

Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.

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