Nothing quite compares to the sights of Utah’s famed fall colors—until winter comes along, that is. And when it comes to winter wonderlands, ski destinations in Utah are unlike anything else.
From morning views of snow-capped mountains that promise an unforgettable day of excursion to serene Summit Creek evenings spent unwinding over hot chocolate, ski season is eagerly awaited.
Fortunately, for those who call Summit Creek home, we enjoy coveted proximity to several acclaimed ski resorts. And, even better, these ski resorts can be a sanctuary away from the mountain crowds at the day’s end. It’s time to hit the slopes in Utah!
Our Favorite Ski Destinations in Utah
Known for having some of the best snow on earth, Utah’s ski destinations will provide experiences for a lifetime.
Let’s run through some of our favorite Utah Snow Resorts. If we missed any of your go-to’s, let us know in the comments!
Sundance Mountain Resort
Sundance Mountain Resort, one of Utah’s most sought-after ski resorts, is just a 40 minute drive from Summit Creek and welcomes skiers and snowboarders for a day (or night session!) on the slopes.
And when you’re not working on your turns, try out one of the many activities the resort offers off the slopes. For example, you can soar through breathtaking views at 65 miles per hour on the Winter Zipline.
Skiing by the light of the moon is also an unforgettable Full Moon Cross Country event.
Park City Mountain Resort
Park City, a popular ski town in Utah, offers some amazing winter activities. And at just an hour and a half drive from Summit Creek, Park City Mountain, awaits.
Park City Mountain Resort is a favorite winter destination. For example, if you’re new to skiing, you can learn from the expert guides at the Ski & Snowboard School program. You can also enjoy activities ranging from sleigh rides to snowmobile tours between sessions,
Deer Valley Resort
Deer Valley Resort is well worth the short hour and a half drive from Summit Creek.
The resort recommends pre-purchasing tickets online to guarantee access, especially during the holidays.
This year, make a visit to snowmobile, meet Santa Claus or watch the the Deer Valley Torch Parade while staying warm with with hot cider and cookies.
Whether you spend most of your time on or off the slopes, there is much to be enjoyed during the season at Deer Valley Resort.
Snowbird offers a plethora of adrenaline-fueled winter activities, from guided heli-skiing trips to snowmobile tours.
Whether spending a half-day on the mountain or purchasing a season pass, Snowbird offers various ticket options to fit your needs and is located just an hour drive from Summit Creek.
While at Snowbird, check out their Avalanche Training Center and Avalanche Education programs, where you can learn the skills needed to safely navigate the backcountry.
Snowbird also offers various family-friendly activities, including everything from snowshoeing outings amongst stunning landscape to free guided nature tours with a ranger.
Alta Ski Resort
At Alta Ski Resort, located just over an hour and a half from Summit Creek, explore the mountain through backcountry adventures, guided tours with a ranger, or Alta races. Sure to unveil your competitive side, Alta’s race program consists of community racing with Alta Town Race Series or gate skiing for recreational racing.
Alta Ski Resort also offers the opportunity to rent our the race arena and create your own special racing event.
Brighton Resort’s mountain, under an hour and a half from Summit Creek, averages 500 inches of snow each year and boasts various winter activities for all levels.
Get comfortable on the slopes with lessons from Brighton’s Snow Sports School. Or you can enjoy a ranger tour with a Naturalist from the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation on easy to intermediate ski runs.
And you can always hit the slopes for snowboarding and skiing—day or night.
Ski Destinations in Utah to Visit This Winter
Whether you’re just beginning or a seasoned veteran, Utah’s ski slopes are some of the best. And we’re lucky to have a lot of them close by Summit Creek.
And with ski season typically lasting from November to April, you’ll have plenty of time to experience Utah’s beautiful winter.
Did we happen to miss one of your favorite ski destinations in Utah? Let us know by leaving a comment below!