Best Resorts for Value in Western North America - Ski Mag

Resorts of the Year 2019: Best Value in the West

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

1. Grand Targhee, Wyo.

"First time skiing at Grand Targhee and we were really impressed. Amazing snow quality, excellent value (even on holidays!), no crowds, a deceptively big resort with a lot of varied terrain. Friendly locals, nice base area with everything you need. A definite annual trip from now on."

2. Whitefish, Mont.

Whitefish Top 10 Value

Whitefish, Mont.

"I have skied all over Colorado, and Whitefish wins hands down in value, non-existent lift lines, every degree of difficulty, very friendly, and above all, the views."

3. Arapahoe Basin, Colo.

"Best value in the region. Tremendous hospitality from the staff and the on-mountain dining is unmatched. Not many frills but that's not what you come to A Basin for. The terrain is challenging and offers a wonderful all-mountain experience."

4. Snowbasin, Utah

Snowbasin Top 10 Value

Snowbasin, Utah

"Snowbasin is a favorite place to ski where lift lines move quickly, staff is friendly, and the lift ticket cost is a real value for the skiing, lifts and restaurants."

5. Revelstoke, B.C.

"Amazing mountain, huge amount of terrain, great hikes, and access to steeps, trees. Good value and uncrowded."

6. Alta, Utah

Alta Top 10 Value

Alta, Utah

"Come to Alta the powder, terrain, best value in North America but don't expect big nightlife or an abundance of restaurants - Salt Lake city is close enough for your off day adventure."

7. Taos, N.M.

"Still a hidden gem and a fantastic value for the money. Taos' Ski Week lesson program is a great value, great fun, and very effective in improving skiing ability."

8. Sun Valley, Idaho

Sun Valley Top 10 Value

Sun Valley, Idaho

"Great place to spend a week or two. Fantastic value, great variety, and no crowds. Mix it up with the best cross-country trails in the U. S."

9. Deer Valley, Utah

"When you consider how much time you spend skiing vs. standing in lines, Deer Valley is one of the best values out there."

10. Crested Butte, Colo.

Crested Butte Top 10 Value

Crested Butte, Colo.

"Rarely crowded and with many choices of terrain, Crested Butte is a great experience. The staff are friendly and the lodging options are great. Great value, too."

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