These resorts are unequivocally loved by the people who visit year after year—locals and out-of-towners alike.
Resort destinations with more character than most are what make a ski trip feel like true vacation experience.
Book a trip to one of these ski areas and rest assured that they've got your back.
These Sun Valley travel tips will ease the planning process so you can focus on the skiing.
If you're looking to party into the wee hours and still hit first chair, here's your quick-and-dirty guide to the best nightlife in the West.
Thanks to the 2022 Reader Resort Survey, we know which resorts have the best dining scenes in the West. Here's where to eat at each one.
What is Overall Satisfaction, anyway? These 10 resorts serve up well-rounded ski trips that will make you want to come back for more.
An efficient lift network is the difference between skiing a lot and skiing a little. You'll ski a lot at these Western resorts.
Local Flavor just means really cool places for real skiers. Here are the top-ranked resorts for Local Flavor in the 2022 Resort Guide.
Skiers gotta eat, so why not eat well? When heat-lamp burgers just don't cut it, these are the resorts where good sustenance is a priority.
Great family resorts have some combination of terrain variety, skier amenities, convenient lodging, and friendly service. Here's our list.
Backcountry buddies Cody Townsend and Bjarne Salen learn that the best laid plans...might be overkill.
There was a time when seeing women on ski patrol was few and far between. This is not that time. Meet the women of the Sun Valley Ski Patrol.
Get your wheels under you with confidence this summer at these ski resorts with mellow lift-served mountain biking.
Here's where to find the best-groomed slopes in ski country—and the classic trails on which to set an edge next season.
Don't abandon your need for speed after the lifts stop turning. Here are our favorite mountain coasters at resorts around the country.
Putting your very young children on skis doesn't have to be stressful. SKI's travel expert runs through what questions to ask before you choose a ski school on your next family ski vacation.
Schweitzer Mountain Resort partners with the multi-resort pass to offer up to 7 days of skiing next season.
Adventurous skiers can find copious glades and expert steeps at Idaho's Tamarack Resort, all amid views of Lake Cascade.
With nearly 2,000 acres of in-bounds terrain, 420 acres of lift-served backcountry, and yet another 18,000 acres of cat-served skiing in Payette National Forest, it's impossible to get bored at Brundage.
Looking to get away from the crowds and have a little space to yourself? These remote and cozy cabins have everything you need to escape reality, all within an hour of great skiing.
Ready for a road trip? The Indy Pass unites regional resorts under one pass so skiers can stay close to home and still make plenty of turns this season.
Skiers who’ve written it off as being too cruisey should check out the Idaho resort's new Sunrise terrain.
Our picks and tips on the best of the region from dining to lodging to skiing to activities for on and off the slopes.
Top 10 resorts in the West for On-Mountain Dining, according to SKI's Reader Resort Survey.
Top 10 resorts in the West for Down-Day Activities, according to SKI's Reader Resort Survey.
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It’s a simple existence in Sun Valley, Idaho. Ski, party, repeat. But combine a demanding mountain with celebrity sightings and seemingly bottomless schooners of beer, and spending time at America’s most storied ski resort is anything but easy. Here’s a guide to doing it right.
Sun Valley oozes history. In 1936, it debuted the world’s first chairlift and became a full-fledged destination resort, drawing visitors like Marilyn Monroe, Ernest Hemingway, and Louis Armstrong. And in 1946, Warren Miller started making ski movies there. Today, Sun Valley’s the home of ski-film stars Zach and Reggie Crist and the premier heli-ski outfitter in Idaho. But the real reason it’s a resort for the ages: Sun Valley’s terrain—ranging from high-speed rippers to wide-open bowls—never gets old.
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