Best Ski Resorts in Utah

I love to ski and snowboard. I started at Snowbird when I was 10, and have been riding the Utah mountains ever since. Utah is one of the most gorgeous states in America, and it’s license plate claim to fame is true: "Greatest Snow on Earth".

The high, dry desert air and mountain clouds make snow like whip cream. Soft and fluffy. Gliding.

Of all of life's experiences, riding down a mountain is one of life’s tip top.

Utah has 10 world class ski resorts

and they’re all within driving distance. Most, an hour from SLC International Airport. As a rider and resident of Salt Lake, here's my guide to the Best Ski Resorts in Utah!


Solitude looks like it’s in the Swiss Alps. It‘s Tudor style architecture exudes all the charm of Beauty and the Beast. It’s the quintessential mountain resort. It’s the first up Big Cottonwood Canyon and next to Brighton.


Brianhead is real cool! The drive to get here alone is a scenic byway. It’s a windy canyon with white snow and red rocks. There’s even galactic green moss growing off the red rocks.

Brainhead is a midi resort and the best part about it is being able to park 20 ft from the box office and ski lift. There’s a medium and a small terrain park with kickers, lips, and rails. There’s large fire pits outside, a cafeteria downstairs and a saloon with entertainment upstairs.

There’s lodging, tubing and snowmobile rentals. There’s a lot to do as an individual or as a family. If you’re traveling up the canyon, stay a night, a weekend, or invest in real estate!


Brighton has big tricks and big dicks. It’s the resort with the hottest stoner boys who live the motto: IDGAF. The runs are humble. I never had the balls to hit the park like some of these people, but I loved to watch. I could watch all day! Nothing is more fun than watching skiers and snowboarders go big @ Brighton.


Snow Basin

Ogden surprises me. Especially, Snow Basin.

Snow Basin is a world class resort with the luxury Stein Erickson Lodge skiing, pampering, and fine dining.


Park City Mountain Resort


Park City is Utah's ski town.

A village on it's own with public transportation to the mountain, and a chair lift right in the heart of Main St.

It’s the cream of the crop. The best of the best. It‘s MAJOR. Big resort. Big runs. Big rails. All the millionaires and cool kids have a pass to PCMR.


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#1 Snowbird


I grew up riding Snowbird and it still excites me. It’s massive, has over 30 runs, and reaches 11,000 ft high. The freshest powder and incredible views are in Mineral Basin. My favorite runs are Baby Thunder, Baldy Express, and Tiny Tiger. There's a secret cave with a bong inside, and a delicious restaurant Mid-Mountain.

You can ski, lodge, dine, and swim at Snowbird. The pool is incredible, and has a deep view of Little Cottonwood Canyon. I love Snowbird. It’s the best Ski Resort in Utah.

Do you agree or disagree?!

Where’s your favorite place to ski or snowboard? What are your favorite urun Have you been to Utah?!

Grab skis or a snowboard, and come to Utah.

Greatest Snow on Earth!

©Val Douroux 2022