Imagine arriving at your ski destination and immediately hitting the powder white slopes—no lift lines, mountain crowds and less distractions. Take note of these three ski resorts that will have you coasting, gliding and zig-zagging to your heart’s content just in time to enjoy a well-deserved après-ski.
Brian Head Resort, Utah
With a base elevation of 9,600 feet, Brian Head Ski Resort boasts the highest base among Utah’s resorts, and is the only ski and snowboard resort to showcase snow-dusted red rock hoodoos from the nearby Cedar Breaks National Monument and Bryce Canyon National Park. The ski resort is located about a 3.5 hour drive north of Las Vegas and four hours south of Salt Lake City.
Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Idaho
Situated on 2,900 pristine acres in the rugged Selkirk Mountains, Schweitzer is Idaho’s largest ski resort. The resort is known for its tree skiing and uncrowded slopes with convenient ski-in/ski-out lodging.
Whitefish Mountain Resort, Montana
Whitefish Mountain Resort offers spectacular views of Glacier National Park and Flathead National Forest. Skiiers and snow boarders of all levels can enjoy exploring 3,000+ acres of Northern Montana’s natural beauty.