There’s nothing quite like making turns as the sun sets or lapping the terrain park under a full moon. Night skiing is magical and not to be missed. While night skiing is quite common on the East coast, not as many resorts out West provide lights to illuminate the trails after the sun has gone down. Here are some that do:

  1. Keystone, Colorado

    River Run Village at Night, night skiing KeystonePhoto: Vail Resorts

    Offering one of the longest ski days in Colorado, Keystone night skiing consists of about 15 runs and two lifts: the River Run Gondola and the Peru Express, which are open until 8 p.m. on most weekends December through February. In March, night skiing happens just about every night.

  2. Squaw Valley, California

    night skiing SquawPhoto: Squaw©KeokiFlagg

    Skiers can enjoy the moonlit Sierras from Squaw Valley’s slopes from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays throughout January, February and March, subject to weather and conditions.

  3. Park City Mountain, Utah

    Park City night skiingPhoto: Vail Resorts

    From late December to late March, Park City skiers and riders can schuss beneath the stars until 6 p.m.

  4. Steamboat Resort, Colorado

    night skiing at Steamboat Springs, steamboat night skingPhoto: Steamboat Ski Resort

    Steamboat keeps five trails open from the top of Christie Peak, which offers 1,100 vertical feet of skiing. Mid-December through mid-February, skiers can make turns from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and from mid-February to the end of March, they can ski until 9 p.m.

  5. Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Idaho

    Schweitzer night skiingPhoto: Schweitzer Mountain Resort

    From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., skiers and riders can shred Schweitzer sans sun. The Basin Express high-speed quad and Musical Chairs double. The Stomping Grounds Terrain Park is open as well.

  6. Whitefish Mountain Resort, Montana

    Whitefish night skiing, night skiing at WhitefishPhoto: Whitefish Mountain Resort

    Carve under the lights or practice your best jibs on Whitefish’s terrain parks, which are aglow from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  7. Sundance Mountain Resort, Utah

    Sundance night skiing, where can I go night skiingPhoto: Sundance Mountain Resort

    Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sundance is awash in light for night skiing. Lit-up runs include Top Gun, Montoya, Stampede, Maverick and the Terrain park.

  8. Snow King, Jackson, Wyoming

    Jackson Hole night skiing, Jackson night skiingPhoto: Snow King Resort

    Monday through Sunday, Snow King Resort—located in downtown Jackson—is open until 7 p.m. for night skiing. While there, make some more fun memories on Snow King’s Cowboy Coaster or zoom down the King Tubes snow tubing lanes.

Tips for night skiing

  • Dress in warm layers
  • Always ski with a buddy
  • Wear clear or lighter goggle lenses at night
  • Watch the sunset
  • Take advantage of other on-mountain night activities, like snow tubing, snow biking, special dinners and more