Resort Guide 2021: Best Value in the West

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

1. Loveland Ski Area, Colo.

Loveland is where it’s at, all season long.Courtesy of Loveland Ski Area/Dustin Schaefer

“Great value, fair pricing, love the 4-pack discounts! We always feel welcomed at Loveland—their lift operators are the best!”

2. Whitefish Mountain Resort, Mont.

3. Arapahoe Basin, Colo.

Lenawee Mountain Lift, Arapahoe Basin
All smiles at A-Basin.Photo credit: Keri Bascetta

“Though it’s one of the smaller mountains in Summit county with no attached lodging, that’s exactly what makes A-Basin amazing. It’s like the small family ski hill in your hometown but with an incredible amount of vertical and expert terrain. There’s no comparing the “vibe” at the Basin either, and it’s something you won’t find at any other resorts on the I-70 corridor.”

4. Grand Targhee, Wyo.

5. Taos Ski Valley, N.M.

Taos is one of the best ski resorts in America. Great and varied terrain. Excellent ski school and very friendly staff. It’s one of the best values in skiing while being one of the best ski mountains!”

6. Alta, Utah

7. Solitude, Utah

Solitude Mountain Resort 2021 Resort Guide
Looking good at Solitude.Photo courtesy of Solitude Mountain Resort

“Great snow, it’s Utah! No crowds at Solitude compared to other Utah resorts. Deceivingly challenging terrain if you know where to explore! Good value with major city at the doorstep.”

8. Banff Sunshine, Alb.

9. Lake Louise, Alb.

Main Street Banff
Nearby Banff is a must-see.Photo courtesy of Lake Louise Tourism

Lake Louise is a big mountain with great terrain. Beautiful scenery. Great value with exchange rate.”

10. Revelstoke Mountain Resort, B.C.

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