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Ski the West

Although vast and sprawling, the Western U.S. is one of the most popular skiing regions in the world thanks to its high-elevation, snow-blessed mountains.

The famous Rockies stretch from New Mexico into British Columbia and run through Colorado, the rugged Tetons in Wyoming, Utah's snow-blessed Wasatch Range, Idaho's Sawtooth Range and into Montana. Renowned as having light, abundant and dry powder, this part of the U.S. is a haven for powder skiers and snowboarders. In many of these Rocky Mountain ski towns, the ol' Western spirit is still pervasive and provide a unique look into the U.S.' pioneering, cowboy and mining history.

Further west and separate from the Rocky Mountains sits California's beautiful, sun-basked Sierra Nevada mountains, which surround the pristine blue Lake Tahoe.

Whether you choose the interior Rockies or the Sierras, you'll be treated to some of the most enduring icons of the American West: rugged mountains, peaks and canyons.

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Heli skiing in the West

If you're a bucket-list skier or rider, you've probably fantasized heli skiing or riding in the Rockies, Tetons or the heli-skiing capital of the world: Alaska. We can make that dream a reality! We work with the U.S.' top heli-skiing operators and can build a complete heli-skiing package that includes flights, lodging, resort lift tickets, rentals, activities and much more!

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See our best-selling Western ski resorts below, or search our experts by requesting a free, custom quote.

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Vacation Expert Tip

For the most affordable airfare out West opt for Denver International Airport, Salt Lake City and Reno. They all have a multitude of ski resorts with a couple hours' drive. Salt Lake International Airport is less than 40 minutes from the ski resorts.

Snow Reports For Ski resorts in the West

Resort name New Snow Depth Lifts open Terrain Weather Temp.
AAB2
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
0" Base
0" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 41
Terrain:
Total: 7300 ac
Open: -
Weather:
PARTLY_CLOUDY
75 F
Alta
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
0" Base
0" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 10
Terrain:
Total: 2200 ac
Open: -
Weather:
PARTLY_CLOUDY
68 F
Alyeska
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
0" Base
0" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 7
Terrain:
Total: 1610 ac
Open: -
Weather:
CLOUDY
59 F
Aspen
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
0" Base
0" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 43
Terrain:
Total: 5517 ac
Open: -
Weather:
PARTLY_CLOUDY
74 F
Beaver Creek
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
0" Base
0" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 25
Terrain:
Total: 1832 ac
Open: -
Weather:
CLOUDY
74 F
Big Sky Resort
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
0" Base
0" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 36
Terrain:
Total: 5800 ac
Open: -
Weather:
CLOUDY
57 F
Breckenridge
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
0" Base
0" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 35
Terrain:
Total: 2908 ac
Open: -
Weather:
CLOUDY
66 F
Copper Mountain
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
0" Base
0" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 23
Terrain:
Total: 2490 ac
Open: -
Weather:
CLOUDY
66 F
Crested Butte
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
0" Base
0" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 15
Terrain:
Total: 1547 ac
Open: -
Weather:
PARTLY_CLOUDY
69 F
Deer Valley Resort
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
0" Base
0" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 21
Terrain:
Total: 2026 ac
Open: -
Weather:
PARTLY_CLOUDY
76 F
Durango
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
37" Base
44" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 11
Terrain:
Total: 1525 ac
Open: -
Weather:
CLOUDY
73 F
Glenwood Springs / Sunlight Mt
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
0" Base
0" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 3
Terrain:
Total: 680 ac
Open: -
Weather:
PARTLY_CLOUDY
78 F
Grand Targhee
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
0" Base
0" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 5
Terrain:
Total: 2000 ac
Open: -
Weather:
CLOUDY
64 F
Heavenly
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
0" Base
0" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 28
Terrain:
Total: 4800 ac
Open: -
Weather:
PARTLY_CLOUDY
71 F
Jackson Hole
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
0" Base
0" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 12
Terrain:
Total: 2500 ac
Open: -
Weather:
CLOUDY
73 F
Keystone
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
0" Base
0" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 20
Terrain:
Total: 3148 ac
Open: -
Weather:
RAIN_SHOWERS
68 F
Kirkwood
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
0" Base
0" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 15
Terrain:
Total: 2300 ac
Open: -
Weather:
PARTLY_CLOUDY
71 F
Mammoth
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
0" Base
0" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 28
Terrain:
Total: 3500 ac
Open: -
Weather:
PARTLY_CLOUDY
77 F
Mt. Bachelor
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
0" Base
0" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 13
Terrain:
Total: 4318 ac
Open: -
Weather:
PARTLY_CLOUDY
64 F
Northstar at Tahoe
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
0" Base
0" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 20
Terrain:
Total: 3170 ac
Open: -
Weather:
PARTLY_CLOUDY
76 F
Park City Mountain Resort
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
0" Base
0" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 41
Terrain:
Total: 7300 ac
Open: -
Weather:
PARTLY_CLOUDY
75 F
Schweitzer Mountain Resort
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
0" Base
0" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 9
Terrain:
Total: 2900 ac
Open: -
Weather:
RAIN_SHOWERS
60 F
Snowmass
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
0" Base
0" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 43
Terrain:
Total: 5517 ac
Open: -
Weather:
PARTLY_CLOUDY
74 F
Solitude Resort
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
0" Base
0" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 8
Terrain:
Total: 1200 ac
Open: -
Weather:
PARTLY_CLOUDY
70 F
Squaw Valley
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
0" Base
0" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 42
Terrain:
Total: 6000 ac
Open: -
Weather:
PARTLY_CLOUDY
77 F
Steamboat Springs
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
0" Base
0" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 18
Terrain:
Total: 2965 ac
Open: -
Weather:
CLOUDY
80 F
Sugar Bowl
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
0" Base
0" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 13
Terrain:
Total: 1650 ac
Open: -
Weather:
PARTLY_CLOUDY
75 F
Sun Valley
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
0" Base
0" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 19
Terrain:
Total: 2054 ac
Open: -
Weather:
SUN
73 F
Sundance
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
0" Base
0" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 5
Terrain:
Total: 450 ac
Open: -
Weather:
PARTLY_CLOUDY
79 F
Taos
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
0" Base
0" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 16
Terrain:
Total: 1294 ac
Open: -
Weather:
PARTLY_CLOUDY
69 F
Telluride
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
0" Base
0" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 17
Terrain:
Total: 2000 ac
Open: -
Weather:
PARTLY_CLOUDY
70 F
Vail
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
0" Base
0" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 31
Terrain:
Total: 5289 ac
Open: -
Weather:
CLOUDY
73 F
Whitefish Mountain Resort
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
0" Base
0" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 14
Terrain:
Total: 3000 ac
Open: -
Weather:
RAIN_SHOWERS
60 F
Winter Park
New Snow:
0" 24 hr
0" 72 hr
Depth:
0" Base
0" Summit
Lifts open:
0 of 25
Terrain:
Total: 3081 ac
Open: -
Weather:
PARTLY_CLOUDY
69 F