Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
A chairlift at Alta ski resort is pictured on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. A new restaurant addition, reconfigured parking and a tram designed to modernize avalanche control are under consideration by the U.S. Forest Service in a proposal for the area.

Four Utah ski resorts ranked among the best ski and snowboard resorts in the United States in a new report from TurnKey, a vacation rental management company.

Snowbird ranked at No. 3 on the list, just ahead of fourth-ranked Park City Mountain Resort.

Snowbasin in Huntsville ranked at No. 17, while Deer Valley placed at No. 24 on the list.

Mammoth Mountain California topped the entire list, followed closely by Big Sky Resort in Montana.

Montana, California and Utah had the most top ski resorts, representing 50 percent of the list, according to the report.

California ($87.19) and Utah ($88.66), along with Colorado ($115.16), have some of the highest lift ticket prices, though.

Families can find inexpensive options elsewhere.

“For families or large groups looking for mountain resorts with plenty of trails and affordable lift ticket prices, consider visiting resorts in states like Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Idaho,” according to TurnKey. “Each of these states has over 10 resorts with an average daily lift ticket price falling below $54.”

Utah ski resorts have often been ranked among the best in the nation. A top 10 list from Wanderu ranked four ski resorts among the best in the nation, including Powder Mountain (second), Park City Mountain Resort (third), Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort (fourth) and Alta Ski Area (seventh).

Snowbird even topped a list of the most challenging locations in the country.

Utah ski resorts are preparing for a new ski season, with three locations beginning their operations before Thanksgiving, according to the Deseret News.

Nathan Rafferty, president and CEO of Ski Utah, said he hopes Utah sees another record year of snow for the season. Last year, Utah saw 197 days of skiing, which was “a historic season,” according to the Deseret News.

"We're crossing our fingers and looking forward to what we hope to be a third record season in a row," he said. "We've got a ton of momentum, and that's always important in our industry."