What Ski Resorts in Utah and Idaho Are On The Epic Pass?

Park City > Snowbasin > Sun Valley

Total Travel Time: 5 hours, 40 minutes

If you’re a skier or rider looking for some of the best mountain terrain in the west, accompanied by big snowfall, bustling local scenes, and world-class ski resorts, Idaho and Utah are hard to beat. If you’re also an Epic Pass holder and want to take a trip out west this year, might we suggest you make the most of it by exploring these two states and 3 top flight ski resorts in Park City Mountain Resort, Snowbasin, and Sun Valley, all of which lie within just a six-hour drive of one another?

Start the road trip by flying into the Salt Lake City Airport before picking up the rental car you booked through a Ski.com Epic Pass Concierge and access Park City Mountain Resort in less than 1 hour. From there, settle in and let the journey take control as you and yours explore the mythical Wasatch Range of Utah and the storied Smoky Mountains of Idaho. Let’s put the pedal to the metal!

Our Epic Pass Concierge can help book your return air travel from the Hailey Ketchum Airport as well as coordinate your rental car drop-off so you don’t have to talk to any of those pesky rental agents.

*When driving in the mountains during winter, Ski.com highly recommends using a 4-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicle equipped with the appropriate tread. 

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Park City Mountain Resort

SLC to Park City road trip
Hard to beat | Photo Credit: josephdepalma

SLC International Airport > Park City – 1 hour travel time

Stop To Eat: The Blue Plate Diner | Salt Lake City, UT

Park City is a quintessential ski town that features the best of all worlds and is also the biggest ski resort in the United States at 7,300 skiable acres. Starting here, visitors can get acclimated to the high elevation with loads of intermediate and beginner terrain to warm up the legs before moving onto the steep and deep. After checking out the massive ski domain, stroll downtown Park City, where galleries, restaurants, and night clubs dot the historic main street.

Best Known For: Historic downtown, largest ski resort in the USA, Sundance Film Festival

Terrain Breakdown: Green – 7% | Blue – 49% | Black – 44%

Where to stay: Waldorf Astoria Park City


Road Trip Park City Snowbasin Sun Valley
Chutes and steeps at Snowbasin | Photo Credit: Barclay Idsal

Park City > Snowbasin – 1 hour, 10 minutes travel time

Stop To Eat: Shooting Star Saloon | Huntsville, UT

The home to the majority of alpine ski events during the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, Snowbasin Resort is definitely worthy of a stop while en route to Sun Valley. This wildly diverse mountain resort is known for more than just its amazing steep terrain and deep snow. The mountain, which is technically located in the northernmost reaches of the Wasatch Range, features numerous high-speed quads and gondolas that access larger-than-life lodges with quality eats and drinks. On a good snow day, Snowbasin is as good as any of the other giants in Utah, let alone the United States.

Best Known For: 2002 Olympics, challenging terrain, luxurious mid-mountain lodges

Terrain Breakdown: Green – 20% | Blue – 50% | Black – 30%

Where to stay: Compass Rose Lodge

Sun Valley

Sun Valley Epic Pass Roadtrip
There must be something in the snow | Photo Credit: Sun Valley

Snowbasin > Sun Valley – 4 hour, 35 minutes travel time

Stop To Eat:  Stevo’s | Heyburn, ID

Warren Miller once called it home and so did Ernest Hemingway. Sun Valley, Idaho is much more than just a world-class ski mountain with some of the best vertical relief in North America. Sun Valley is a state of mind and anyone who has visited the resort located in the magnificent Wood River Valley will tell you, there’s something magical about these mountains. Visiting Sun Valley, Hailey, or Ketchum is perfect for those looking to escape the crowds while also having all the amenities of a resort. Sun Valley is a place that deserves multiple visits as the complete to-do list in the area is just too long for a single trip. But if you do visit, taking laps on Challenger is a must for anyone looking to feel the burn.

Best Known For: Ski history, celebrities, some of the best vertical terrain in North America

Terrain Breakdown: Green – 36% | Blue – 42% | Black – 22%

Where to stay: Limelight Hotel – Ketchum

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