Northern Rockies

Resort Guide 2021: Best Service in the West

Top 10 resorts in the West for Service, according to SKI's Reader Resort Survey.

1. Deer Valley, Utah

Deer Valley Top 10 Overall Satisfaction
Service with a smile at Deer Valley.Deer Valley Resort

Deer Valley is a resort that offers its visitors a holistic experience which includes everything you could think of or anticipate in terms of service and amenities both on and off the slopes.”

2. Whitefish Mountain Resort, Mont.

Whitefish Top 10 Service
There is also lots of great snow at Whitefish.Whitefish Mountain Resort

Whitefish offers good snow, great views, the best town, great restaurants, friendly people, and the best value of any big ski resort I’ve experienced.”

3. Taos Ski Valley, N.M.

4. Sun Valley, Idaho

“Gorgeous surroundings! Great mountain. best grooming I’ve ever skied. THE BEST SERVICE I’VE EVER SEEN. Friendly and charming. I fell in love with Sun Valley at first sight.”

5. Beaver Creek, Colo.

Beaver Creek cookies
Free cookies are a staple at Beaver Creek.Photo courtesy of Beaver Creek

“Quiet, very friendly, as well as family-friendly, resort with top-notch terrain and on-mountain services. Outstanding food options. Short lift lines at Beaver Creek, even on holidays.”

6. Telluride Ski Resort, Colo.

7. Steamboat, Colo.

Steamboat is one of the best overall ski resorts—great vibe with excellent snow/trails and very friendly employees.”

8. Grand Targhee, Wyo.

9. Arapahoe Basin, Colo.

Arapahoe Basin Avy Dogs
The dogs are also top-notch at A-Basin.Photo courtesy of Arapahoe Basin / Dave Camara

Arapahoe Basin treats its employees and guests very well. The vibe is friendly and welcoming!”

10. Snowbasin, Utah

Snowbasin Top 10 Lifts
Beautiful views and an iconic gondola.Ryan Thompson

“Everyone who works at Snowbasin is happy to be there, and it shows in how they treat their guests.”

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