The state of Utah is known for its abundance of snow and amazing ski destinations. Due to the lake effect, the powder that falls from the sky fills canyons and ski runs, benefiting the ski resorts. There are so many great ski resorts in the state it’s hard to choose just one. However, since some of these areas do not allow snowboarding, you might want to limit your options. 

Deer Valley

Only for skiers, the resort of Deer Valley is a skier’s dream. If you’re a snowboarder, the Park City Mountain resort is just a short drive away. With its refined and old-school feel, the resort is one of the best in the state in relation to the on-mountain accommodations. 

The resort features over 2,000 acres of uncrowded groomed runs, and it has a variety of ski valets and lifts. If you’re not planning on carrying your equipment, this is definitely the resort for you. Located on the Ikon Pass, the resort is a great place to learn to ski. It has a 27 percent beginner rate, 41 percent intermediate, and 32 percent hard run.

Park City Mountain Resort

The Park City Mountain resort is like a two-for-one, with one side of the resort being the Canyons side and the other being the Park City side. It’s the largest ski resort in the US. At 7,300 acres, it has eight peaks and gets around 365 inches of snow annually. The resort features two villages, and you can take advantage of the runs that run right into the historic Main Street.

The Park City Mountain resort is best for intermediate and expert skiers with its 8 percent designated green runs. It also has 42 percent intermediate runs and 50 percent expert runs. During powder days, it’s important that beginners stick to the groomed runs.


Located in Big Cottonwood, Solitude is the first resort that you’ll visit. It has over 1,200 acres of skiable terrain, and it gets around 500 inches of snow annually. It’s an ideal choice for intermediate and advanced skiers. The resort features several short lift lines and is known for its diverse terrain. 


Brighton is located about seven minutes from Solitude and 35 minutes from Salt Lake City. It’s easy to get around the resort’s 1,050 acres that are 100% accessible by its high-speed quad lifts. This makes it an ideal choice for families with different abilities. 

The resort’s vibe is known for its relaxed atmosphere, and it’s also known for its diverse terrain. It has 21 percent green beginner, 40 percent intermediate, and 39 percent advanced terrain. It’s also popular with snowboarders due to its natural jumps and cliffs. 

These are just a few of the amazing ski destinations that you can go to in Utah. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced skier, there’s always something here for you!