Top Ski Resort Picks

Plan ahead for the best snow day experience!

Eli Blueby Eli Blue

Looking to hit the ski slopes? Here are four picks for ski resorts not to miss.

Deer Valley, Utah – Rated the No. 1 ski resort in America for the past four years, Deer Valley was host to the 2022 Salt Lake City Olympics. It comprises of six mountains, of different elevations and trail difficulty levels. Little Baldy Peak and Bald Eagle Mountain are excellent for beginners, whereas Bald Mountain and Lady Morgan are for experienced skiers. Pluts, Deer Valley is an underrated music destination with the Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheaters regular outdoor concerts featuring mostly B-list and C-list musicians. Check out http://www.deervalley.com/events-calendar.html for its full calendar of events.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort – Wyoming has the most diverse ski terrain around, spread across backcountry with extensive runs for the experts and open bowls for beginners.

Lake Tahoe – The country’s second largest lake, Lake Tahoe is blizzard heavy and has the biggest concentration of ski resorts with more than 10. Mountain peaks reach as high as 10,000 feet and is split between the North Shore and the South Shore. Its crystal waters are 99 percent clear with amazing visibility, with 19-foot snowfalls in the winter. Check out the Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, a 2,000-acre snow enclave with 13 lifts and than 70 designated runs with an almost even distribution of difficulty level. Or bask at Eagle Falls' Emerald Bay, one of the most photographed sites in the world. It’s all at Lake Tahoe!

Breckenridge Resort – Breckenridge consists of four peaks along Colorado’s famous mountain ranges, with the choice of more than 100 trails and boasting the highest chairlift in the country. Its longest trail clocks in at 3.5 miles and leads the way for freestyle snowboarding with its world famous 22 foot freeway super pipe and terrain parks like the advanced Park Lane to the more tame Bonanza and Eldorado areas.