Conde Nast - The Best Ski Resorts in North America are ....

December 11, 2019 | Vicki Cox

Conde Nast - The Best Ski Resorts in North America are ....

The worlds best traveled readers have weighed in once again in record numbers to share with us what they deem to be the best ski resorts in the United States and Canada. Over 600,000 registered voters shared their insights to rank the top 50 ski resorts in North America. Not surprising from our perspecitve, 3 of the top 5 were in Utah. Top rated ski resort #4 is within 25 minutes of Sundance, UT who has received awards and become regonized as one of the top ski resorts in the world. Last but not least is the #1 ski resort located in none other than SUNDANCE, UT. Yes- the Sundance Mountain Resort was ranked #1 by Conde Nast for offering some of the best trails, lifts, short lines and spots for après-ski. We couldn't be more proud of the excellence and 

We've been told our canyon and mountain peaks provide some of the best views they ever seen. We get to wake up to this ever day and can honestly say we never take it for granted. 

#4 - Deer Valley Resort in 30 minutes

Jordanelle Express Gondola

It’s not that we don’t love skiing at the Sundance Mountain Resort. But let’s face it, after enjoying the quaint slopes of Sundance for a couple days, what could be better than a short 30 minute drive to Deer Valley’s Jordanelle Express Gondola? Widely recognized for luxury in every aspect including their grooming, snow making and service, Deer Valley is the ultimate skiing destination, and it's just a short drive from Sundance, UT. Enjoy the expansive runs and limited passes sold at Deer Valley while staying in the intimacy and privacy of Sundance, UT. You get the best of both worlds while skiing Utah's greatest snow on earth.

Drive down to Provo Canyon US-189 and turn left towards Heber for 15 miles. Turn left onto US-189/US-40 E/S Main St as you pull into Heber and continue 9 miles. Take exit 8 toward Deer Hollow Rd 0.4 miles and turn left onto Deer Hollow Rd 0.1 miles and then your first right to stay on Deer Hollow. Follow that and you are 1 mile away from the Jordanelle Express. 

-Photo credits to Deer Valley Resort-

Sundance Resort Stats:

Deer Valley Resort Stats:

Average annual snowfall: 320" 
Vertical Drop: 2,150 ft.
Base Elevation: 6,100 ft.
Top Elevation: 8,250 ft. 
Skiable Acres: 450 
Beginner Terrain: 20% 
Intermediate Terrain: 40% 
Advanced Terrain: 40% 
Number of Trails: 42 
Lifts: 4 - 2 Quads & 2 Triples

Average annual snowfall: 300"
Vertical Drop: 3,000 ft.
Base Elevation: 6,570 ft. 
Top Elevation: 9,570 ft.
Skiable Acres: 2,026
Beginner Terrain: 15%
Intermediate Terrain: 50%
Advanced Terrain: 35%
Number of Trails: 64
Lifts: 21- 2 Gondolas, 12 High-speed
Quads, 1 Quad, 5 Triple, 2 Double
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