Resorts of the Year 2019: Overall Satisfaction in the West

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

1. Whitefish, Mont.

Whitefish Top 10 Overall Satisfaction
Whitefish, Mont.Whitefish Mountain Resort

Whitefish is my favorite ski resort by far. Great skiing, friendly staff, and town folk, and very reasonable prices. I don’t need to ski anywhere else.”

2. Deer Valley, Utah

Deer Valley Top 10 Overall Satisfaction
Deer Valley, UtahDeer Valley Resort

Deer Valley is consistently superb. Don’t change a thing.”

3. Sun Valley, Idaho

Sun Valley Top 10 Overall Satisfaction
Sun Valley, IdahoSun Valley Resort

“The most consistently awesome ski experience anywhere. Nice people, great dining. No lift lines!”

4. Aspen Snowmass, Colo.

Aspen Snowmass Top 10 Overall Satisfaction
Aspen Snowmass, Colo.Aspen Skiing Co.

“So many nice folks from all over the country and the world for that matter make this a truly international resort. Many things to do, family friendly, four mountain choices each with it’s own personality, and a free and efficient bus transportation. What’s not to like.”

5. Grand Targhee, Wyo.

Grand Targhee Top 10 Overall Satisfaction
Grand Targhee, Wyo.Powder Day Photography

Grand Targhee is a hidden jewel. Inexpensive and a great place to ski for all levels. Just don’t tell anyone, so it stays that way.”

6. Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Jackson Hole Top 10 Overall Satisfaction
Jackson Hole, Wyo.Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

“We looked for years for a place to settle in. The first time we visited Jackson Hole we knew we had found the right place.”

7. Telluride, Colo.

Telluride Top 10 Overall Satisfaction
Telluride, Colo.Ben Eng

Telluride is my favorite place on EARTH!!”

8. Alta, Utah

Alta Top 10 Overall Satisfaction
Alta, UtahAlta Ski Resort

“There is Alta, then there is everything else… THE finest pure ski experience in America.”

9. Taos, N.M.

Taos Top 10 Overall Satisfaction
Taos, N.M.Taos Ski Valley

Taos is the best-kept ski secret in the U.S.”

10. Banff Sunshine, Alb.

Banff Sunshine Top 10 Overall Satisfaction
Banff Sunshine, Alb.Banff Sunshine

“Best snow, best terrain, the lifts are worlds ahead of any other resort, you feel like you actually get value for your money here and never had a bad day. Sunshine will continue to have my business.”

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