Ski Resorts in the Rockies Region

The Rocky Mountains house some of the USA's most renowned ski resorts. Although the majority of Rocky Mountain ski resorts are located in Colorado, you'll also find world-class ski and snowboard areas in Montana, Utah, Idaho and Wyoming. Find information about top ski resorts in the Rockies here.

Destinations in the Rockies
  • Vertical Drop 3,226 ft
  • Skiable Area 7,300 ac
  • Number of Lifts 44

Big Sky

Big Sky, MT

  • Vertical Drop 4,366 ft
  • Skiable Area 5,850 ac
  • Number of Lifts 39

Aspen-Snowmass

Aspen, CO

  • Vertical Drop 4,406 ft
  • Skiable Area 3,342 ac
  • Number of Lifts 19

Vail

Vail, CO

  • Vertical Drop 3,450 ft
  • Skiable Area 5,317 ac
  • Number of Lifts 33

Telluride

Telluride, CO

  • Vertical Drop 4,425 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,000 ac
  • Number of Lifts 19

Steamboat

Steamboat Springs, CO

  • Vertical Drop 3,668 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,965 ac
  • Number of Lifts 18

Breckenridge

Breckenridge, CO

  • Vertical Drop 3,398 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,908 ac
  • Number of Lifts 34

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Teton Village, WY

  • Vertical Drop 4,139 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,500 ac
  • Number of Lifts 16

Wyoming’s premier ski resort, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort features 2,500 skiable acres and 133 trails, not to mention four terrain parks and plenty of backcountry acreage. This sprawling ski area is perfectly suited to intermediate and advanced skiers, with nearly 40 percent of trails designed for intermediate, and almost all the rest marked black diamond. Although less than 5 percent of Jackson Hole’s trails cater to beginners, the resort does have a ski school and private ski instruction. The resort and the neighboring town ofJacksonalso feature a thriving après-ski scene.

Beaver Creek

Avon, CO

  • Vertical Drop 3,340 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,082 ac
  • Number of Lifts 25

Keystone

Keystone, CO

  • Vertical Drop 3,128 ft
  • Skiable Area 3,148 ac
  • Number of Lifts 20

Crested Butte

Crested Butte, CO

  • Vertical Drop 3,062 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,547 ac
  • Number of Lifts 16

Snowbird

Snowbird, UT

  • Vertical Drop 3,240 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,500 ac
  • Number of Lifts 14

Deer Valley Resort

Park City, UT

  • Vertical Drop 3,000 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,026 ac
  • Number of Lifts 25

Bridger Bowl

Bozeman, MT

  • Vertical Drop 2,700 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,000 ac
  • Number of Lifts 11

Bridger Bowl Ski Area in Montana challenges advanced skiers with its 300-plus acres of expert terrain.

  • Vertical Drop 2,353 ft
  • Skiable Area 3,000 ac
  • Number of Lifts 14

Sun Valley

Sun Valley, ID

  • Vertical Drop 3,400 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,054 ac
  • Number of Lifts 18

Alta

Alta, UT

  • Vertical Drop 2,538 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,614 ac
  • Number of Lifts 11

Alta is one of the oldest ski resorts in the U.S., opening its debut lift in 1939.

Solitude

Solitude, UT

  • Vertical Drop 2,494 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,200 ac
  • Number of Lifts 9

Snowbasin

Huntsville, UT

  • Vertical Drop 2,900 ft
  • Skiable Area 3,000 ac
  • Number of Lifts 11

Powder Mountain

Eden, UT

  • Vertical Drop 2,205 ft
  • Skiable Area 8,464 ac
  • Number of Lifts 9

Brighton

Brighton, UT

  • Vertical Drop 1,875 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,050 ac
  • Number of Lifts 7

Copper Mountain

Frisco, CO

  • Vertical Drop 2,738 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,507 ac
  • Number of Lifts 24

Discovery

Anaconda, MT

  • Vertical Drop 2,388 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,200 ac
  • Number of Lifts 8

Loveland

Georgetown, CO

  • Vertical Drop 2,210 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,800 ac
  • Number of Lifts 11

Loveland Ski Area in Colorado boasts 1,800 acres of skiable terrain and educational programs to help you make the most of the slopes.

Purgatory Resort

Durango, CO

  • Vertical Drop 2,029 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,635 ac
  • Number of Lifts 11

Winter Park Resort

Winter Park, CO

  • Vertical Drop 3,060 ft
  • Skiable Area 3,081 ac
  • Number of Lifts 23

Brundage Mountain

McCall, ID

  • Vertical Drop 1,921 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,920 ac
  • Number of Lifts 6

Schweitzer Mountain

Sandpoint, ID

  • Vertical Drop 2,400 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,900 ac
  • Number of Lifts 10

Silver Mountain

Kellogg, ID

  • Vertical Drop 2,200 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,600 ac
  • Number of Lifts 7

Bogus Basin

Boise, ID

  • Vertical Drop 1,800 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,600 ac
  • Number of Lifts 11

Montana Snowbowl

Missoula, MT

  • Vertical Drop 2,600 ft
  • Skiable Area 950 ac
  • Number of Lifts 5

Pebble Creek

Inkom, ID

  • Vertical Drop 2,200 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,100 ac
  • Number of Lifts 3

Monarch

Monarch, CO

  • Vertical Drop 1,162 ft
  • Skiable Area 800 ac
  • Number of Lifts 7

Wolf Creek

Pagosa Springs, CO

  • Vertical Drop 1,604 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,600 ac
  • Number of Lifts 10

Sunlight Mountain Resort

Glenwood Springs, CO

  • Vertical Drop 2,010 ft
  • Skiable Area 470 ac
  • Number of Lifts 3

Eldora Mountain

Nederland, CO

  • Vertical Drop 1,240 ft
  • Skiable Area 680 ac
  • Number of Lifts 10

Grand Targhee

Alta, WY

  • Vertical Drop 2,270 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,602 ac
  • Number of Lifts 5

Thanks to its location on the west side of the Tetons, Grand Targhee Resort often sees ample snowfall created when Pacific-born storms reach the mountain peaks. This is the place to go if you’re looking for a family ski destination in Wyoming. Ten percent of marked trails were designed with beginners in mind, while a whopping 70 percent of runs cater to intermediate skiers. Grand Targhee also offers child care and learning programs for youngsters of all ages, not to mention the Kid’s Adventure Zone, terrain designed to help new skiers and boarders improve their moves.

  • Vertical Drop 1,650 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,600 ac
  • Number of Lifts 4

Lookout Pass

Mullan, ID

  • Vertical Drop 1,150 ft
  • Skiable Area 560 ac
  • Number of Lifts 4

Silverton Mountain

Silverton, CO

  • Vertical Drop 3,087 ft
  • Skiable Area 26,819 ac
  • Number of Lifts 1

Silverton Mountain Ski Resort is one of the country’s most thrilling ski destinations, boasting 1,819 acres of some of the steepest terrain in North America.

Granby Ranch

Granby, CO

  • Vertical Drop 1,000 ft
  • Skiable Area 406 ac
  • Number of Lifts 5

Soldier Mountain

Fairfield, ID

  • Vertical Drop 1,421 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,150 ac
  • Number of Lifts 3

Soldier Mountain Ski Area in south-central Idaho has always been individually owned, and visitors keep coming back for its friendly atmosphere.

Kelly Canyon

Ririe, ID

  • Vertical Drop 1,000 ft
  • Skiable Area 688 ac
  • Number of Lifts 5

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