Utah is home to some of the best ski resorts in the continental United States. Whether your an avid snowboarder, skier, or simply looking for a challenging weekend getaway, Utah should be at or near the top of your list. We begin by taking a look at a magnificent yet quaint getaway in Park City, then continue on to explore the oldest family owned ski resort in the country and the amazing panoramic views and powder filled-slopes of the Alta Ski Resort. The resort list includes something for everyone including the budget-minded traveler, families, and couples interested in luxurious amenities and a pamper-filled once in a lifetime experience.
Deer Valley Ski Resort “5-Star Service & Amenities”
Park City, Utah
Rated the #1 ski resort in Utah four years running by Ski Magazine, Deer Valley should be a top choice when considering a ski vacation to Utah. Deer Valley boasts over 2,000 acres of skiing terrain, 100+ trails, and service that compares to even the most luxurious 5-star hotels. Ski instruction is available to children, teens, and adults alike. The slopes are some of the best in the world, with ski valets, three bedroom day lodges, and 10 separate mountain side restaurants. The restaurants have a broad range of choices such as pizza, cafe’s, grill’s, a seafood buffet, and luxurious evening restaurants that provide an unrivaled high class experience.
Located 36 miles from the Salt Lake City Airport, Deer Valley offers a quaint getaway while being a convenient for out of state and international visitors. Shopping is available in the signature mountain side stores, and Salt Lake City is close enough to take a day trip to do extensive shopping before you leave the area. Lodging includes Snow Park, Silver Lake, and the Empire Canyon Lodge.
Beaver Mountain Ski Resort “Oldest Family Owned Ski Resort”
Begun in 1939, the family owned Beaver Mountain Resort has been a favorite of locals for over 70 years. Lift rates of $40 for an all day pass for adults, full gear rental under $20, and low price season passes make this an affordable family vacation. Over 650 acres of slopes, 30+ trails, and 4 lifts allows Beaver Mountain visitors an abundance of amazing skiing and snowboarding opportunities.
The Beaver Creek Lodge is located a short 2 miles from the mountain, and “the yurt” is available for rent for private parties, barbeques, and business or company functions. Many national chain hotels are available nearby if you prefer. Beaver Mountain is located 27 miles east of Logan, Utah, in the Wasatch-Cache national forest. Beaver Creek would be an exceptional quaint setting for a weekend getaway for you and your family.
Alta Ski Area “Budget Friendly Powder Filled Slopes”
Highway 210, Little Cottonwood Canyon Alta, UT 84092
The Alta Ski Area was rated #1 in overall customer satisfaction by Ski Magazine. Over 2,200 acres of slopes await the ambitious vacationers, including 116+ trails, and 6 lifts. You won’t find the luxury services provided by Deer Valley, however you will find budget friendly ticket prices with some of the best powder filled slopes in Utah.
Located at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon, The Alta Ski Resort is roughly 25 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, providing a getaway that’s quaint and serene, but not far from additional shopping, services, or large airport. Two ski in and out restaurants, beginner school, and budget friendly prices prove to make this top choice for the traveling family or couple who are more interested in the slopes then added conveniences.
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