Aside from being one of the most luxurious ski destinations in the world, Deer Valley offers a lot more than high end amenities for the rich and famous. There is a reason Utah is known for its "Champagne Powder", and the skiing at Deer Valley is some of the best around. Whether you are looking for groomed runs or great off-piste skiing, Deer Valley offers everything. In addition to the fun on the slopes, Deer Valley also boasts some of the nicest lodges with big fireplaces and delicious hot chocolate. After a long day skiing, head into Park City and enjoy great restaurants like Robert Redford’s Zoom or Riverhorse on Main.
Probably the most famous ski resort in the world, Aspen is synonymous with luxury and one of the best places to enjoy the snow. Come Christmas, Aspen is overrun with celebrities and offers some of the best shopping and dining for any ski town. If you are looking for a top place to stay, The Little Nell is the best in town. If you are looking for a deal, however, we recommend visiting somewhere else.
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Consistently receiving the best snowfall in the United States, Alta offers the best skiing for the hardcore. About 40 minutes outside of Park City, we would recommend Alta for those who know what they are doing. There is a ton of off-piste terrain, but not very many “groomed” easy going runs. Alta is the place to go for those who want some of the best skiing in the world.
If you are looking for world class skiing on a budget, Breckenridge is the best option on this list. With five huge peaks spanning 2,908 acres, there is something for every level of skier at this mountain. Breckenridge is particularly great for families because there is a great ski school, and a ton of reasonable lodging options. Make sure you book early though, to have the best ski vacation possible.
Another place with truly amazing terrain, Jackson Hole offers some of the best skiing around. Steep runs, a 4140ft vertical (the highest in the US) and over 450 inches of annual snowfall makes Jackson one of the most popular places for expert skiers. In addition to the fun on the slopes, Teton Village has become one of the best premier ski-in/ski out options with four fantastic lodging options right by the Gondola.