Sh*t People Say About Grand Targhee

We interviewed a bunch of skiers and snowboarders at Grand Targhee to find out why they keep coming back year after year. As you’ll see in the video. The snow is good– very good. And deep. And consistent. Did I mention that it’s deep? They also appreciated the value they got for their dollar there, and … Read more

Sh*t People Say About Jackson Hole

We interviewed a bunch of Jackson Hole locals to find out what makes it unique among ski resorts and ski towns. According to them, the lift lines are short, the powder is deep, and the locals are laid back (all of which we personally confirmed during our visit). They also say the music is great (which … Read more

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


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Wyoming’s Other Ski Resorts

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is Wyoming’s best-known resort by leaps and bounds, and for good reason. With the longest continuous vertical rise of any ski area in the US and one of the lowest on-hill skier densities, Jackson Hole deserves its reputation for being one of the best ski areas in the world. However, not everyone … Read more