A ski resort with terrain for all levels and closeby lodging, lots of apres ski activities and a good ski school make for great vacations on snow.
Utah is such a hardcore skiing and snowboarding state that Utah drivers have the slogan “Greatest Snow on Earth,” written across their license plates.
Utah’s skiing and snowboarding is characterized by their abundance of light, dry snow that falls each winter. Three resorts, Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley and The Canyons, are all located in the town of Park City and offer fantastic skiing and riding along with luxurious dining, lodging, family activities and nightlife options.
Utah’s Big Cottonwood Canyon is home to Brighton Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort, both local favorites. Head to Little Cottonwood Canyon, and you'll find Snowbird, Utah's biggest vertical drop, and Alta Ski Resort, where mountain use is limited to skiers only.
There are many mountains that are beginner friendly, including the following: Alta, Snowbird, Beaver Mountain, Brian Head Resort, Powder Mountain, Brighton, Snowbasin, Cherry Peak, Solitude Mountain Resort, Deer Valley, Eagle Point, Nordic Valley and Park City.
Only three ski resorts in the country don’t allow snowboarders, two of which are in Utah: Deer Valley and Alta Ski Area.
The nearest resorts to Salt Lake City are:
Powder Mountain with 8,468 total acreage and 3,200 feet of vertical drop, and Park City Mountain with 7,300 total acreage with 2,205 feet of vertical drop are the two largest ski resorts in Utah.
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