Resorts of the Year 2019: Most Accessible Resorts in the West

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

1. Snowbasin, Utah

Snowbasin, Utah

Snowbasin, Utah

"Hidden gem. I'm selfishly reluctant to post this great and honest review because it would mean more tourists to a gold mine. Of course Utah has a lot of incredible slopes. Snowbasin is also easily accessible from the SLC airport."

2. Deer Valley, Utah

Deer Valley Top 10 Access

Deer Valley, Utah

"Deer Valley has the best groomed trails anywhere and very easy access from the airport. Great food and staff!" 

3. Snowbird, Utah

"Snowbird is an excellent resort because of its ease of access and varied terrain. It doesn't offer a ton for beginners, but that's okay, because it has so much to offer for intermediate and advanced terrain."

4. Alta, Utah

Alta Top 10 Access

Alta, Utah

"Alta is best ski resort in America for skiers factoring in terrain, accessibility, challenge, and value."

5. Loveland, Colo.

"Loveland is the easiest Front Range resort to get to—you don't have to deal with the Eisenhower Tunnel, which is a good thing."

6. Park City Resort, Utah

Park City Top 10 Access

Park City, Utah

"A wide variety of skiing over an extensive area, right next to a vibrant town, and easily accessible from a major airport in all weather conditions ... Park City, what's not to like!"

7. Winter Park, Colo.

"Terrific mountain in a beautiful region, near Colorado's Front Range and the Denver Airport. Very family-friendly with train accessibility from Denver's Union Station. Winter Park also has wonderful and varied terrain." 

8. Keystone, Colo.

Keystone Top 10 Access

Keystone, Colo.

"Keystone has easy access for all levels, with the exception of complete beginners who might find some of the green runs a little challenging. Nice town for daytime and après-ski but not much going on after 8pm."

9. Powder Mountain, Utah

"Soooo much terrain at Powder, and barely anyone to ski it. Hard to believe considering how close this place is to the Salt Lake airport!"

10. Solitude Resort, Utah

"Total hidden gem when it comes to terrain, access, families, and value. I guess I'm letting everyone in on the secret of Solitude now!"

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