The Top 10 lists are intended to recommend XC ski areas to XC skiers/travelers in specific categories. Rather than set it up as a "best resorts" list, a panel of well-traveled ski writers developed these lists by categories.

Our panel of "experts" includes representatives in the East, West, Central, and Rockies regions. They have traveled to XC ski areas in the US and Canada during the last 25 years (or more!). The following lists are set up for you to click to an enhanced page of info where available on the highlighted areas.

Top Scenic Resort Picks

Top Family Resorts

Top Romantic Resorts

Top Luxury Resorts

Great XC Ski Regions

Great XC Ski Towns

Top Guide Services

Top Sustainable XC Ski Resorts

Top Picks - Best Trails

Top Resorts w/ Lifts or Shuttles

Top Picks for Cuisine

Top Alpine Resorts w/ XC Trails

Top Spa Resorts

XC Ski Resorts w/ Snowmaking