Website: bigskyresort.com

Big Sky's Moonlight Basin interconnect makes this spot the biggest in the US with 5,512 shreddable acres and a beyond-legit 4,350 ft. of vertical drop. You won't wait in any day-wrecking lift lines, you'll make friends easily, the snow will be way better than where you're from, and, let us guess, you're "going back to school" in Bozeman next year.

Best-kept Secret Bargain