Snowbird, located in Utah's Little Cottonwood Canyon, takes home the OnTheSnow Visitors' Choice Award for Best Overall Resort in the Rockies for 2012. Located just 29 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport, visitors can easily fly in and be skiing "the Bird" on the same day. Although famous for it's abundance of light, dry Utah powder and steep, challenging runs, Snowbird offers a wide variety of terrain (27% Beginner, 38% Intermediate, 35% Advanced) that caters to all ability levels. Their 125-person Aerial Tram whisks visitors an impressive 2,900 vertical feet from base to summit in only seven minutes. Off the slopes, guests have four slopeside lodging options, as well as plentiful dining and nightlife to choose from.