Snowbasin (Ogden Valley): Families love Snowbasin because there's something for everyone here, no matter what your ability. The resort is particularly popular with intermediates, who love the long, easy, well-groomed cruising runs. Experts can expect challenges, such as an abundance of untracked powder and Utah's third-highest vertical drop.
Beaver Mountain (The Northern Wasatch Front): Visiting this small, family-oriented ski area is like going home -- it's just plain comfortable. There's no glitz, no fancy anything, just lots of personal attention, plenty of snow, and great terrain with beautifully maintained trails.
Alta (Little Cottonwood Canyon): All serious skiers must make a pilgrimage to Alta. It offers the best skiing in the state -- and some of the lightest powder in the world -- especially for advanced skiers willing to hike a bit for perfect conditions. If you're not up to black-diamond level yet, don't worry: Beginners and intermediates will find plenty of cruising ground, too.
Park City and Deer Valley: These resorts offer not only excellent powder skiing on a wide variety of terrain, but also the best shopping, nightlife, lodging, and dining in all of Utah's ski areas -- and for that matter, in all of Utah. Park City is the party town; Deer Valley is its grown-up, sophisticated sibling. They're less than 5 minutes apart by road, so why not take advantage of the best of both?
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