Utah is a popular destination for Ski lovers. With so many high mountains and thousands of skiable terrain, Utah has attracted a lot of Ski Resorts. So far, Utah is one of the most affordable Ski destinations, typically leading neighboring Colorado in terms of big-name Ski resorts.
Let us see some of the best Ski resorts in Utah.
Park City Mountain Resort
The Park City Mountain Resort is one of a kind Ski palace for skiers. It has a characteristic extensive terrain, great après ski facilities and atmosphere, and Park City main town towards the base of the slope. The Park City Mountain Resort is joined with the Canyons Ski Resort in late 2015, making it one of the largest ski resorts in Utah, second only to the Powder Mountain. More so, The resort sits comfortably on 7,300 acres of skiable terrain, giving enough options to skiers of different skills level.
Deer Valley offers a remarkable skiing experience like no other in Utah. With a good mix of terrain for all level of skiers and first-class facilities, you will definitely enjoy your activities at this Ski resort. Deer Valley is just about 45 minutes away from Salt Lake City and two miles up the road from downtown Park City.
While this resort is popularly known to be occupied by family tourists, the mountain has an incredible terrain that will keep even the most advanced skiers occupied. There are over 100 runs spread out to over 200 acres of land and 6 mountains. To ensure safety and optimum skiing experience, the Deer Valley limits the total number of skiers per day to 7,500. Thus, the mountains are not too crowded to enjoy.
Another interesting aspect of the Deer Valley is the hill dining. Enjoy the luxurious day lodges with traditional wood fireplaces, towering win
dows, and a long list of meal menu. There are different grades of accommodation, ranging from contemporary to more luxury accommodations. The customer service here is also wow!
Snowbird is typically a resort for advanced skiers. Undoubtedly, this is one of the most scenic ski resorts in Utah with sharp mountain peaks that giv
e the ski a tougher challenge. Snowbird is adjacent to the famous Alta Ski Resort and you can Ski both terrains together with a joint ticket. Thus, you have a longer terrain to ski and keep you busy indefinitely.
Ask most skiers about their top favorite resorts in Utah; Alta would definitely top their list. Alta dates back to 1938 and this ancient skiers-only resort captures over 500 inches of snow annually. This ski resort has different terrains and is generally skewed towards intermediate skiers who like to ski off the groomed runs.
Snowbasin is just an hour drive from the north of Salt Lake City and 30 minutes from Ogden. Although this resort is often overlooked, it contains first-class facilities and about 3,000 acres of skiable terrain to explore. The hill is dominated by blue and black runs while green runs cascade down the lower region of the mountains.
What’s more, the day lodges and restaurants in Snowbasin are arranged in a log style. These buildings are characterized by high ceilings, unending walls of windows for maximum ventilation, huge stone fireplaces, wooden beams, and giant chandeliers. Snowbasin is one of the oldest ski resorts in the USA. It hosted some activities in the 2002 Winter Olympics and also features in a popular American horror movie, Frozen, in 2010.
Powder Mountain has a full range of skiing options, including backcountry terrain and cat skiing. If you have not tried any of this, you should plan to visit your next visit to the Powder Mountain. The resort is just about an hour drive from the north of Salt Lake City. Powder Mountain became the largest ski hill in North America when it comes to skiable terrain with the addition of two new lifts in 2017, totaling 8,464 acres. r
Last but not the least is the solitude ski resort located near to the end of Big Cottonwood Valley. The resort features 77 runs and three bowls spread across over 1,200 acres. Solitude is dominated primarily of intermediate and beginner runs. Generally, Solitude is a perfect place to ski in a group or with family due to the layout of the hill.
There are accommodation facilities in the village near the resort. Accommodation categories include a hotel, many condominiums, private homes, and townhomes all managed and controlled by the Solitude Resort.
Utah is a home to several popular and high-rated ski resorts in the US. However, we can only cover 7 of them in this article. Try out any of the resorts discussed above and have a wonderful ski experience.