Ski season is coming.
And if you haven't skied Utah yet, you are doing it very, very wrong. With up to 500 inches annually, The Beehive State is home to some of the very best skiing on the planet – and if you have ripped up one of the 1,200 ski runs then you know why Utah has The Greatest Snow on Earth.
We've rounded up our favorite Utah ski resorts that you should stay and ski for those who haven't had the Utah pleasure yet or for those returning for their once-a-year Utahan pilgrimage:
Where to Go: Deer Valley
Deer Valley prides its winter-reputation on the very best dining and lodging and prohibiting snowboarders completely. Enjoying some-2,000 acres of high-grade terrain with fellow skiers is the ultimate allure.
Where to Stay: Montage Deer Valley
The Montage Deer Valley fully takes advantage of its magical alpine setting. No waiting for shuttles here – gear up and head out the back door to tackle Deer Valley's 100 trails and annual 300 inches of fresh powder.
Where to Go: Alta
Alta will be celebrating its 80th anniversary this winter, officially making it the oldest lift-serving resort in Utah. Their gift to you during the 2017-2018 season is enjoying their 4,700 acres of terrain covered by 550+ inches annually. Be sure to exploit the Mountain Collective Pass this season to not only unlock two days at Alta, but two days at each of The Collective world-leading destinations.
Where to Stay: Alta Peruvian Lodge
Once utilized as two World War II barracks, the Alta Peruvian Lodge has become synonymous with local charm. The town landmark has been serviced since then improving its lodge and facilities, making it our go-to when we want the very best at the base of the impressive Alta ski area.
Where to Go: Snowbird
Snowbird's 3,240 vertical feet of award-winning terrain keeps bringing us back to the four-seasons resort located six miles up Little Cottonwood Canyon. And when we're not tearing up some of the Bird's groomers, you can find us heading toward the backcountry via heli-skiing or snowcat-skiing to truly take advantage of its 2,500 white acres. Once again, the Mountain Collective Pass has you covered for two days of slope-shredding.
Where to Stay: The Cliff Lodge
Within walking distance to Snowbird's pedestrian village, The Cliff Lodge is the luxurious ski-in/ski-out experience you deserve. Whether your deluxe room faces the slopes or the Salt Lake City carved canyons, your stay will constantly remind you to auto-book for next year's visit. The properties newly renovated Cliff Spa doesn't hurt either when you're looking for the ultimate recharge after a days' worth both on and off-piste.
The corduroy days of the 2017-2018 powder season will be here before you know it and Utah most certainly deserves your attendance. See you out there.