Where to Ski & Snowboard Out West

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.

Most Popular Ski & Snowboard Resorts Out West

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

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.

Vail Ski Resort

Vail Ski Resort

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.

Alta Ski Area

Alta Ski Area

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.

Aspen Snowmass

Aspen Snowmass

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.

Telluride Ski Resort

Telluride Ski Resort

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.

FAQs About Winter Vacations Out West

Are ski resorts out west open?

Yes! Some ski resorts out west are open and ready to welcome you. Others remain closed with the intent to reopen soon. We recommend contacting your intended destination to remain informed of any mandates or COVID-related regulations. For added safety, ship your skis, snowboard, and snow boots directly to the slopes with our no-contact pickups and deliveries.

How to pack for a ski out west?

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How to ship skis on your ski trip out west?

Tired of dragging your skis and snowboard through the airport? We understand. Simply pack up your skis, attach your provided shipping label, and Ship Skis will collect your skis from your home, business, resort, or lodge. Arrive at your destination to find your skis and snowboard waiting! Ship Skis will send your skis back home at the end of your ski trip out west, too.

Why ship your skis on your ski trip out west?

We know you love skiing and snowboarding at venues all over the globe. That’s why Ship Skis is dedicated to ensuring your skis and snowboard arrive safely and on-time on your ski trip out west. With an on-time guarantee, complimentary insurance on every shipment, and access to real-time tracking 24/7, Ship Skis is the best way to ship your skis and snowboard on your ski trip out west.

How much does it cost to ship skis on a ski trip to the west?

You can ship your skis and snowboard within the continental U.S. for as little as $49.99 for a small ski or snowboard bag (under 25 lbs.) Pricing may increase and transit times will vary depending on the exact location that you are shipping from/to and your selected service level. International shipping may also increase prices.

Customer Support

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.

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