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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.

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Planning a ski trip? Browse our collection of skier and snowboarder-submitted reviews for ski resorts to see which mountains claimed the top spot in each category. reviews rank ski areas on a scale of one to five stars in the following categories: Overall Rating, All-Mountain Terrain, Nightlife, Terrain Park and Family Friendly. See how your favorite ski area stacks up among the top rated in terms of skiing and après.

Utah Ski Resorts FAQ

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.

Which Utah Ski Resorts Are Best for Beginners?

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.

What Utah Ski Resorts Don't Allow Snowboarders?

Only three ski resorts in the country don’t allow snowboarders, two of which are in Utah: Deer Valley and Alta Ski Area.

Which Utah Ski Resorts Are Close to Salt Lake City?

The nearest resorts to Salt Lake City are:

  • Alta Ski Area
  • Brighton Resort
  • Solitude Mountain Resort
  • Deer Valley Resort
  • Park City Mountain
  • Powder Mountain
  • Snowbasin Resort
  • Snowbird
  • Sundance Mountain Resort
What Are the Largest Ski Resorts in Utah?

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.

Click on any resort below to receive ski and snow reports for Utah resorts, or click on the other tabs for information regarding Utah resort stats, chairlift information, user reviews and more.

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