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Best in the West 2018: Snow

The results of our reader-ranked survey of the top 10 resorts for snow quality in Western North America.

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No. 1: Alta, UT

“Alta is truly the powder capital of everywhere I’ve ever skied. That’s why you go to Alta if you want to experience Utah’s ‘Champagne Powder’.”

Photo courtesy of Elliot Wilkinson Ray.

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No. 2: Grand Targhee, WY

“I flew into Salt Lake and drove 6 hours for one reason: powder. And man, did Targhee deliver!”

Photo courtesy of Grand Targhee Resort.

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No. 3: Snowbird, UT

“Snowbird is world famous for a reason: best snow on earth.”

Photo courtesy of Matt Crawley.

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No. 4: Brighton, UT

“Holds the powder better than any resort in Utah.”

Photo courtesy of Brighton Resort.

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No. 5: Powder Mountain, UT

“It lives up to the name, what more can I say?”

Photo courtesy of Jake Nelson.

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No. 6: Solitude, UT

“Snow quality and quantity is unmatched, I’m still amazed Solitude is such a secret.”

Photo courtesy of Solitude Mountain Resort.

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No. 7: Jackson Hole, WY

“Jackson has great snow conditions, regardless of whether it’s 10 below or 60 degrees!”

Photo courtesy of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

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No. 8: Aspen Highlands, CO

“This is the place to be on powder days (and those aren’t rare).”

Photo courtesy of Matt Power.

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No. 9: Deer Valley, UT

“Deer Valley has more and better snow than anywhere else! Simply the best.”

Photo courtesy of Deer Valley Resort.

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No. 10: Snowmass, CO

“Consistently amazing snow conditions, Snowmass is a must-ski.”

Photo courtesy of Jeremy Swanson.

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