1. Deer Valley, Utah
“Deer Valley has awesome skiing, great food and service above all. It’s easy to get to from anywhere in the country and offers boundless options for lodging, dining and activities.”
Read more about No. 2 in the West Overall: Deer Valley, Utah
2. Whistler Blackcomb, B.C.
Learn about No. 7 in the West Overall: Whistler Blackcomb
3. Sun Valley, Idaho
“Very nice resort. Three functioning bases, so there is a range of price points for a wide variety of lodging, food, restaurants, and entertainment.”
Find out why this place was No. 1 in the West Overall: Sun Valley
4. Telluride Ski Resort, Colo.
No. 6 in the West Overall: Telluride, Colo.
5. Heavenly Mountain Resort, Calif.
“Heavenly is the easiest resort to get to in South Lake Tahoe. It is very close to the casino area on the Nevada border, as well as the restaurants and bars in town. There are plenty of lodging options nearby and in Heavenly Village.”
Read more about No. 21 in the West: Heavenly
6. Beaver Creek, Colo.
“Beaver Creek is a fun mountain to ski. I loved how it challenges you. Lodging is amazing and the lift feeds right out of the village. Super convenient.”
No. 9 in the West: Beaver Creek
7. Steamboat, Colo.
Learn more about No. 8 in the West: Steamboat, Colo.
8. Aspen Snowmass, Colo.
“Aspen Snowmass is huge, with efficient lifts that allow you to ski big vertical, great kids lessons, lots of ski-in/ski-out lodging.”
No. 5 in the West: Aspen Snowmass
9. Taos Ski Valley, N.M.
“Excellent variety of terrain at Taos, and it’s never crowded. Lodging within easy walk to lifts. Be sure to finish your day by testing yourself in view of the après-ski crowd on Al’s Run.”
See why this place is No. 4 in the West: Ski Taos
10. Park City, Utah
“Incredibly easy to get to from the airport. Park City has tremendous charm and lots of dining options/price points in the area. Numerous ski-in/ski-out lodging options at a wide range of pricing and styles.”
No. 11 in the West: Park City