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Snowbird – Whether visitors are seeking the steep slopes of Baldy or the sun-sparkled slopes of Mineral Basin, Snowbird has the perfect trails for all skiers and riders. Voted Outside magazine’s Number 1 resort in North America, Snowbird has partnered with neighboring Alta to offer a combined 4,700 acres of skiable terrain. After a day on the hill, guests can relax at The Cliff Spa’s rooftop swimming pool while enjoying the magnificent views of the surrounding granite peaks and a sunset down the picturesque canyon. The Spa also offers treatments and fitness classes that will ease sore muscles and rejuvenate skiers and riders for another day on the snow. www.snowbird.com

Alta – A Skier’s Mountain-Alta and pure, unspoiled skiing are truly synonymous. The focus is on skiing, earning Alta accolades as a “purist’s mountain.” Respected for its classic powder skiing, challenging terrain and spectacular views, don’t forget that Alta also offers great beginner and intermediate skiing. It is one of the three remaining areas in the United States to be a skier’s-only mountain. Snowboarding is not allowed. Ski Magazine’s Reader Resort Survey ranked Alta #1 for Overall Satisfaction. www.alta.com

Brighton – Utah Family Magazine ranks Brighton #1 for family affordability and terrain. Kids seven and under always ski/ride free. Also, there’s special pricing for youngsters 8 to 12, so families love Brighton. Day tickets are most affordable. Plus, squeeze more into your trip with an a.m. or p.m. ticket. Ski the day you arrive and before you fly out. Terrain and snow quality…Brighton truly gets “The Greatest Snow on Earth®” averaging 500+ inches annually, but it topped 700 inches last season.There’s five-star grooming as well as chutes and trees for those who like white knuckle terrain. Three awesome terrain parks link the top of the mountain to the base. All trails can be reached by high-speed quads. Families ride together, take different trails, and meet at the bottom. www.brightonresort.com

Solitude – It’s not just about 500 inches of The Greatest Snow on Earth®; it’s where it falls. With over 1200 acres of terrain, a family-friendly terrain park and a charming European-style village, Solitude is an intimate and inviting place to experience what’s in your nature. This year Solitude offers three new quads in the past three years ensure that nothing and no one stands between you and your mountain. Honeycomb Canyon provides 400 acres of lift-served off-piste terrain. As the first US resort to offer electronic tickets, Solitude offers the flexibility to purchase lift passes by the ride. Spread 20 rides over a three day weekend for the same price as two full day lift tickets!www.skisolitude.com

Sundance – Nestled at the base of Utah’s 12,000-foot Mt. Timpanogos, Sundance is a 6,000-acre destination resort, dedicated to maintaining the balance of art, nature and community. Created by Robert Redford, Sundance is a haven for discovery and inspiration that offers diverse mountain recreation experiences year round. Sundance features both day and night skiing, snowboarding and cross country skiing. Only an hour’s drive from Salt Lake City and 45 minutes from Park City, Sundance is the resort you’ve dreamed about. Sundance features rustically elegant mountain cottages that echo the simplicity of their natural setting, award winning dining, a Native American inspired spa, and an Art Shack that features classes in painting, pottery and jewelry making. For more information on Sundance, call801-225-4107 or visit www.sundanceresort.com.

Snowbasin – Snowbasin is known for almost endless and diverse terrain. You will find meticulously manicured groomers, fresh powder fields days after a storm, endless views and surprisingly short lift lines. With 3,000 skiable acres, Snowbasin offers variety of terrain with one of the most advanced lift system in the West to quickly take you to the top in comfort. Snowbasin’s grand day lodges provide the ultimate mountain luxury. Enjoy award-winning cuisine including mountain top dining with spectacular views. Snowbasin features three terrain parks, a lift-assisted tubing hill for family fun, and 26km of groomed Nordic trails. www.snowbasin.com

Powder Mountain – Powder Mountain has consistently earned top ratings for Value and Snow Quality in the SKI magazine reader survey. Don’t tell the locals since they are still convinced this is their own private playground. “Pow Mow” is becoming the “world’s best known secret spot”. With over 7,000 acres of skiable terrain, Powder Mountain is one of North America’s largest ski areas. This is the place if you want endless pow or untouched corduroy. Even on the busiest day, you may only find one skier per two acres of terrain. Almost 3,000 acres is a traditional lift served resort with an abundance of groomed trails and powder runs. The remaining 4,000 acres is nirvana for powder hounds. www.powdermountain.com

Brian Head – A family Mecca located in the scenic mountains of southern Utah that boasts incredible powder and consistently excellent conditions in a relaxed, family atmosphere. 400 inches of powder and 650 acres, Brian Head Resort all but guarantees you’ll find your own stash. n addition to Brian Head Resort’s 65 runs and three terrain parks spread-over two mountains, there are plenty of winter activities in the area, including: cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, dining, shopping, and day trips to nearby Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. www.brianhead.com

Beaver Mountain – Family owned, family operated, family oriented. Beaver Mountain knows families and promises to give you one of the best skiing experiences around. This intimate mountain resort, located just 27 miles east of Logan, Utah, has been family owned and operated since 1939. Beaver Mountain has 664 skiable acres containing well maintained slopes with northeastern exposure, perfect for catching morning rays. Come explore a variety of terrain, perfect for every ability. Situated in the gorgeous Wasatch Cache National Forest, Beaver Mountain is located just one mile off Highway 89, 14 miles west of Bear Lake (Garden City). www.skithebeav.com

Wolf Mountain – Wolf Mountain is your family fun headquarters! The Wolf Creek Utah Learning Center and Kids Zone offers convenience and quality instruction for parents wanting to drop off their children for ski or snowboard lessons and programs in a safe environment. Wolf Mountain Ski Resort is focused on family fun and value. Specials every weeknight and programs for the entire family. With three chairlifts, Wolf Creek Utah offers Utah’s largest night skiing with 100% of the mountain under lights. Open daily until 9 p.m. from Thanksgiving weekend through early April. www.wolfcreekutah.com