Skiing is one of my favorite past times and as an enthusiast, I have had the opportunity to discover some of the best ski resorts in the great west. One thing is certain, there are hundreds upon hundreds of great ski resorts in the west alone, so I have decided to narrow down the numerous ski resorts to only the best in the west.
3. Whitefish Mountain Resort. Back in 2009 I had the greatest pleasure of not only discovering, but skiing at one of the greatest ski resorts, Whitefish Mountain Resort. Whitefish Mountain Resort is located in the beautiful Whitefish, Montana. There are a total of four individual parks. One of the most popular is the Fishbowl Terrains (which includes the Magic Park, Depot Terrain Park, Armory Park, Central Ave Park, The Fishbowl Quiver, and Goat Haunt Skier Cross/Boarder Cross Course). are the most exciting in the entire park. They also include 12 individual rails, making it that much more exciting. There are many different trails, as there are maps available.
Don’t forget to check out the Ski & Snowboard School (which offers a great deal of 2 days for just $72), especially if you are a first time skier, looking to learn from some of the best skiers in the world today. It is a well known fact that prices will vary, however; there are many deals available. The events at Whitefish Mountain Resort are fun, including the various amount of events in December including one of the most exciting parades I have ever seen in my life, Santa’s Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade which happens on the 24 th of the month. There are numerous attractions in Whitefish and the events are nothing in comparison to that. There are a lot of great eateries such as Base Lodge Bar & Café, Ed & Mully’s, The Bierstube, Aunt B’s, Summit House, Village Market, and more.
For more information about the Whitefish Mountain Resort, simply call: 1-800-858-4152 or (406) 862-2900 right now. You can also visit skiwhitefish.com for more information too. Looking to ski at the best in the west, why not give Whitefish Mountain Resort a try, as it is clearly one of the best.
2. Vail Ski Resort. Vail Ski Resort is located in the heart of Vail, Colorado. Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Vail when I passed through Aspen, Colorado and managed to stop on my way back to Montana via road trip. With three major terrain parks alone (Golden Peak Terrain Park, Bwana Terrain Park, and Terrain Park Safety), Vail clearly proves why it is one of the best ski resorts in the west. The Vail Ski Resort includes over 30 individual lifts alone and if you can imagine the total uphill capacity is over 59,000 making it a relatively large ski resort. There are many trails and maps are available.
Make sure that when you visit the Vail Ski Resort that you check out Ski and Snowboarding school too. There are numerous tourist attractions to also visit, including an array of restaurants such as Bistro Fourteen, The 10 th , Game Creek, Wildwood Restaurant, Golden Peak Grill, and much more. Some of the best anticipated events happen in December (Snow Daze, Vail Family Holidaze) and go on until February (Carnivail) and April (Spring Back To Vail).
For more information about the Vail Ski Resort, simply call: (970) 754-8245 today. You can also visit vail.com for more information. Like all other ski resorts, prices do vary. There are all kinds of special deals available. Whether you are an enthusiast, a connoisseur, or just someone looking to engage in the sport for the very first time, Vail Ski Resort will guide you in the right direction, as it is clearly one of the best ski resorts in the west. In between 2010 and 2011 alone, Vail Ski Resort had it’s highest amount of visitors at 1,750,000.
1. Big Sky Resort. I first discovered this ski resort when I moved to Montana back in 2009. It remains to be one of my favorite places to visit in the Winter. For those of you that do not know, Big Sky Resort is located in Big Sky, Montana. Not only does Big Sky Resort offer some of the best downhill skiing topography (areas such as Lone Mountain and Flat Iron Mountain) in the great west alone, it also offers extensive areas for cross country skiing too. Whether you are a novice and beginner or a master and expert, Big Sky Resort has a little something for everyone.
With 18 individual lifts (Cascade, Challenger, Dakota, Derringer, Explorer, Headwaters, Iron Horse, Little Thunder, Lone Moose, Lone Peak, Lone Peak Tram, Lone Tree, Pony Express, Ramcharger, Six Shooter, Shedhorn, Southern Comfort, Swift Current, Thunder Wolf, and White Otter) and over 150 trails alone (and there are way too many to list here, but luckily there are maps available), Big Sky is destined to be one of the best skiing spots in the west. Big Sky Resort also has 5 individual service lifts, as well. The Summit (Lone Peak) is the highest in elevation at a little over 11,165 feet.
Despite being relatively large, it is a well known fact that Big Sky Resort has a lift capacity of 29,000 skiers per hour. Just make sure that when you visit the Big Sky Resort, that you do not hesitate to check out the International Big Sky school, among the many great tourist attractions including Yellowstone National Park which is close by. Lodging and dining are a must, as there are over 20 establishments to choose from just in the area alone. Olympic bronze medalist Bryon Wilson is known to frequent the Big Sky Resort often, so don’t be surprised if you run into him.
For more information about the Big Sky Resort, simply call: 1-800-548-4486 right now. You can also visit bigskyresort.com for more information. Prices vary, but special deals are available. If you are looking to ski in one of the best ski resorts in the west, you cannot go wrong with the Big Sky Resort.