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Best in the West Ski and Snowboard Project

We set out to find the best ski resort in the United States! The results were surprising

Matt and Emilie

In fall of 2013 Emilie and I moved to Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City just so happened to be located at the the geograhic center of the most amazing ski mountains in the United States. I was raised a skier and snowboarder from the age of three, so I jumped at the chance to put together a tour to some of the best ski hills the west. We didn’t visit every hill, but we did visit a lot. We talked to a lot of locals, made guides to the resorts and towns, shot videos with locals’ tips, made some amazing photo essays. It’s all on this page. I hope you find some of it useful! I discovered a few little-known gems that I plan to go back to. I hope you find them too!

About the Best in the West Tour

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The Ski Areas

WYOMING

01 Jackson Hole02 Grand Targhee

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CALIFORNIA

squaw valleysugar bowl

sierra at taheoheavenly

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COLORADO

Crested ButteTelluride

Wolf Creek

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UTAH

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19 Responses to Best in the West Ski and Snowboard Project

  1. Rachel December 10, 2012 at 10:37 pm #

    This is awesome. Can’t wait to hear about your adventures and where is the best hill to board!

  2. Matthew Karsten December 24, 2012 at 1:39 am #

    Woohoo! Any mountain on my list has to have plenty of un-groomed tree runs and drops. 🙂

    • Matt Gibson December 24, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

      You’d love Jackson Hole and Grand Targhee, where I was last week. Wait till you see the photos!

  3. Matt Gibson January 14, 2013 at 10:13 pm #

    Thanks Kristin!

  4. Kristin of Be My Travel Muse January 14, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

    Sounds absolutely awesome. I’m not a skier but I sure did love making snowmen when I was younger! Have a blast.

  5. Swdlc.org March 3, 2013 at 7:56 pm #

    The following blog post, “Best Ski Resorts in the United States” illustrates that u actually know what precisely you’re writing about! I personally fully agree with your blog. Thanks a lot ,Shawnee

  6. Louise Gibney March 7, 2013 at 8:58 am #

    Awesome idea – ok if I promo it on my website? http://www.borntobeatourist.co.uk
    I’m in the UK or I’d join you somewhere! Happy skiing….
    Lou x

  7. Matt Gibson March 7, 2013 at 11:41 am #

    Hey Lou. Glad you like it! I’d be thrilled if you’d help spread the word on your website! Thanks!

  8. Marta March 24, 2013 at 5:09 pm #

    Don’t forget about the east coast, Killington & Jay’s Peak!!!

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