Ski Resorts in Utah
They call it the “Greatest Snow on Earth”. And they were confident enough to trademark it. Two things set Utah apart from Colorado and Lake Tahoe: the tons of legendary light and dry powder and the easy accessibility.
- 1,270 cm of ‘The Greatest Snow on Earth’ per year, 254 cm more than Colorado
- Easy accessibility: less than 1-hour drive from international airport to most resorts
- Great for late season skiing
- Fly into Salt Lake City International Airport: it’s the main gateway to most Utah ski resorts. Otherwise, for the resorts in the south, consider flying into Provo Airport – it can shave 50 minutes off your journey but you’ll be restricted by the number of flights.
- Best way to resorts from Salt Lake City International Airport is to drive or take a private transfer. Alternatively, make your way downtown either by bus or light rail before hopping on the UTA Ski Bus to some of the closer resorts. Of the 14 ski resorts, 10 of them can be reached within an hour or so drive.
If you’ve never skied Utah before, make it your priority to visit these resorts. They will give you a taste of the best that Utah has to offer as between them, you’ll get a great mix of elevation, terrain, and most importantly powder. Each has its own personality from all-rounders to heart-racing terrain.
With so many great contenders in Utah it’s hard to stand out amongst the crowd but we think these resorts deserve a worthwhile mention. Each has its own perks: Deer Valley for its five-star service, Sundance for its family-friendliness and Powder Mountain for – you guessed it – powder.
|Best for Beginners||Sundance, Brian Head|
|Best for Intermediates||Deer Valley, Park City|
|Best for Advanced and Experts||Snowbird, Alta|
|Best for All-rounder||Snowbasin|
|Highest Summit Elevation||Snowbird|
|Highest number of runs||Park City|
|Largest ski area||Park City|
|Highest number of lifts||Park City|