Whether you’ve chosen the slopes of the Rocky Mountains or the dry powder in Utah, skiing out west is rivaled by few. But, knowing where to travel on your ski trip out west isn’t easy.
So, we’ve done the hard work for you. With almost 200 ski resorts to explore, these are the destinations you need to visit on your ski and snowboard trip out west.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort offers incredible views of the surrounding Teton Mountains and a variety of terrain to suit every level of skier or snowboarder. Because of its close proximity to both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park, the resort boasts an abundance of post-ski activities, too.
Highly regarded as the crown jewel of ski resorts in Colorado, Vail Ski Resort offers 5,289 skiable acres featuring a variety of terrain, 31 lifts, and three terrain parks. The resort also features a European-inspired style in addition to dozens of boutiques, restaurants, and bars to explore off the slopes.
Just a short drive from Salt Lake City, Alta was one of the first ski areas to open in the U.S. and now features 3,000 skiable acres. Alta also offers a number of different accommodations including 5 different lodges, condos, and a number of chalets, most commonly found in the Swiss Alps.
A close rival to Vail in terms of size is Aspen Snowmass. The area itself consists of four different mountains that combine for a total of 5,517 acres: Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, and Snowmass. The area also includes some pedestrian-only streets for upscale dining and shopping along with a charming downtown area with lodging and nightlife options to complete your stay.
Nestled in the San Juan Mountains, Telluride Ski Resort features a large mix of ski trails so everyone in your group will be comfortable on the slopes. With easy access into town, guests of the resort can enjoy the quaint boutiques and cafes that line Main Street after a long day of skiing.
As a company of active skiers, we have experienced the hassles of traveling with your gear and understand how important these items are to you. Our team is available 7 days a week ready to help answer any questions or concerns you may have.