Best Ski Mountains Near Salt Lake City

Best Ski Mountains Near Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is a popular location, especially for skiers. Here you can find fun adventures at nearby ski resorts and enjoy all that Utah's mountains have to offer. To help you enjoy the best skiing in Salt Lake City, here is a guide to some of the area's top ski resorts.

Top Salt Lake City Ski Resorts

The best ski resorts in Salt Lake City, Utah, offer exhilarating adventures, stunning mountain views and fine dining. Whether you are looking to have a fun time with family or challenge yourself with some mountain thrills, you are sure to have a fantastic time at the following ski resorts near Salt Lake City:

Powder Mountain

Powder Mountain is North America's largest ski resort with the highest amount of skiable terrain, and you can get there in just a little over an hour's drive from Salt Lake City. You can reach some of the slopes via Powder Mountain's nine lifts or embark on a Snowcat Powder Safari adventure to explore the backcountry area. From beginner slopes to advanced slopes, Powder Mountain offers options for all skill levels. 

Freestylers and snowboarders can also enjoy the resort's two terrain parks, including a boardercross trail, half-pipe and other exciting features. 

Park City

Park City Mountain Resort is Utah's second-largest ski resort. When you ski at Park City, you can choose from two different bases to ski from. Canyons Village offers a lively base area, excellent gourmet restaurants and a variety of exciting terrain. Park City Mountain Village includes plenty of space where beginners can learn and practice as well as intermediate and advanced slopes for seasoned skiers. 

When you ski the slopes at Park City Mountain Resort, you can also explore the vibrant town of Park City located at the resort's base. This town is home to a lively main street with fantastic restaurants to try, and it hosts the Sundance Film Festival every year. 

Sundance Mountain Resort

If you are looking for a small, simple ski resort that offers fun and excitement, Sundance Mountain Resort is a fantastic place to visit. This quaint resort offers beautiful scenery, rustic charm and fun slopes. When you ski at Sundance, you can enjoy a wide variety of slopes for different skill levels, and the resort offers a ski school for beginners. 

At Sundance, you can also enjoy unique activities such as a winter zip line, night skiing and a terrain park. The resort offers excellent amenities and services as well as amazing restaurants. 

Woodward Park City

Woodward Park City is a fairly new resort to the Salt Lake City lineup, and it's worth the visit. In addition to ski slopes, this resort offers exciting activities such as snowboarding, tubing and freestyling. Snowboarders and freestyle enthusiasts will love the abundance of opportunities to jump, fly, ride and slide and learn beginner moves. 

The Woodward Peace Park, designed by a Grand Prix champion, offers exhilarating terrain for intermediate and advanced boarders and freestylers. Beginners can enjoy learning new skills in learning zones, so this resort is perfect for winter adventurers of all skill levels.


If you are looking for an exhilarating experience with breathtaking views, Snowbird offers incredible slopes for advanced skiers and a wide variety of easier slopes for beginners and intermediate skiers. Open bowls and steep runs offer exciting challenges that aren't too overwhelming, and a 135-passenger tram provides transportation to almost all of the resort's mountain areas via a single lift. 

At Snowbird, you can ride a ski-through mining museum, which is a conveyor belt that glides through a unique mountain tunnel. You can also enjoy a delicious dinner overlooking the resort's stunning mountains and hills at the Summit restaurant. 


Snowbasin is one of the country's oldest continually operating ski resorts. In 2002, Snowbasin hosted some of the Winter Olympics skiing events, and it later served as the filming location for a movie. With less than an hour's drive from Salt Lake City, you can enjoy the resort's incredible slopes for skiers of all levels and abilities. Get more time on the slopes with little to no lift lines at the resort's nine lifts, which also include a tram and a gondola. 

This location also offers excellent service and first-class facilities. The resort's log-style day lodges and restaurants feature gorgeous stone fireplaces, stunning chandeliers and walls full of windows providing fantastic mountain views. Thanks to heated sidewalks, the snow will quickly melt off your boots for an easier transition from the slopes to the facilities. Snowbasin lacks accommodation and has low traffic from Salt Lake City, making it an easy resort to reach.


Alta Ski Area is a fantastic location for intermediate and advanced skiers, but it also offers some easier groomed slopes for beginners. Explorers and strong intermediate skiers can enjoy plenty of ungroomed slopes for an exhilarating experience, while beginners learn the basics at the resort's ski school. 

Alta resort is near Snowbird Mountain Resort, which means you can access both resorts' slopes with a combined lift ticket. This is a great option if you want to enjoy Alta's slopes in the morning and switch to Snowbird's sun-softened surfaces in the afternoon.


Brighton Resort offers skiing and snowboarding for beginners and experienced thrill-seekers. From easier groomed slopes to exhilarating and challenging ungroomed spaces, there are fun opportunities for everyone. When you visit Brighton, you can easily reach the slopes via the resort's on-hill equipment, including a magic carpet conveyor belt lift and high-speed quads. 

Brighton offers free skiing for children 10 and younger, so it is an excellent place to enjoy a family skiing trip and teach your kids how to ride the slopes. 

Solitude Mountain Resort

Solitude Mountain Resort is a local favorite in Utah, quietly nestled near the end of Big Cottonwood Valley. It is an excellent place to escape the crowds and enjoy some challenging slopes, wide beginner and intermediate slopes and snowshoeing trails with friends and family. The hill's layout lets you easily stay with or near others in your group because the slopes typically lead to a couple of the resort's main lifts. 

Solitude is located near Brighton, so you can travel between the two resorts via the SolBright Trail. If you want to try both resorts, you can purchase SolBright tickets to gain access to both.

Deer Valley

Deer Valley is known as a family ski resort, but it also caters to advanced skiers. Various terrain offers family-friendly groomed slopes as well as steep adventures for the more experienced individuals. Many people visit Deer Valley to ride the groomed slopes, so it is often easy to find untracked slopes after a snowstorm. 

Deer Valley offers skier limits, so you can enjoy smaller crowds and shorter lift lines. At Deer Valley, you can also enjoy child care, ski storage and luxurious dining overlooking the mountains. 

Brian Head Resort

Brian Head Resort is home to Utah's highest ski hill and offers over 650 acres of skiing terrain, but it is also a fantastic place for families who want to enjoy the snow without skis or a snowboard. In addition to beginner, intermediate and advanced ski slopes, Brain Head Resort offers fun snow tubing. 

Book a Stay at Salt Lake City KOA Holiday

When you visit Salt Lake City, you are just a short drive away from some of the country's best skiing resorts. Whether you're learning the basics or looking to soar down steep slopes on an exhilarating adventure, you are sure to have an incredible time in this gorgeous state. 

Kampgrounds of America offers a fantastic basecamp for exploring Utah's ski mountains. Explore the breathtaking slopes surrounding Salt Lake City before returning to your cozy camping spot and enjoying time around the warm campfire. At KOA, you can expect a comfortable stay with convenient amenities and exciting activities

Book a stay at KOA to start an exciting skiing adventure! 

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