Solitude, Utah

This resort almost plays little brother to the higher-profile resorts around Salt Lake and Park City, but that oversight means that the resort itself seldom sees the mad crowds that can drown out other spots on a big powder day.  It also keeps the lift tickets from reaching stratospheric levels.  The pedestrian village anchors the unfettered skiing with copious amenities, making an easy one-stop-shop for families who want to get to the mountain and stay there. And new ownership has addressed some of the less-than-stellar elements, with solid investments in both dining and lodging.

Photo courtesy of Chad Spector, Solitude, UT

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