Make this winter's ski trip epic — the key is finding the right resort. If it's solitude you're after, Sun Valley has world-class runs that feel half empty. Looking to raise your game? Squaw's chutes and bowls are the ultimate training ground. There's even an Alaska heli-skiing experience without the hassle. This is everything you need to help you find your new favorite mountain.
Park City, Utah
As a former Winter Olympics host site and the current home of Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival, Park City is no stranger to the spotlight. At Park City Mountain Resort, the glare of paparazzi flashbulbs has done nothing to melt the snow – an average of 365 inches inches a year puts these slopes on the A-list – or diminish the esteem of the skiers and riders who come here for some of the most varied terrain on Earth.
With 116 trails and more than 3,000 skiable acres spread out across eight peaks, four terrain parks, a world-class superpipe, and top-flight amenities, Park City can go round-for-round with any other resort in the West. Whether you're a beginner or expert, boarder or skier, groomer-lover or park rat, Park City has you covered. This is the Swiss Army knife of mountains. It's no surprise that the majority of America's Winter Olympians use Park City as a home base. Add ease of access (it's a 35-minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport), and the fact that it's got neighbors like the perpetually underrated Alta and swanky Deer Valley, and you've got the complete package.
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