Both Snowbird and Alta ski resorts ranked among the top 10 destinations for skiing in a new list from SnowPak, which offers insider information about deals and advice for skiing.
Snowbird placed fifth on the list, with Alta at No. 8.
Alta received the nomination for its “high volume of famous Utah powder” and “skiers only” restriction, according to the report.
“Alta is one of the very last resorts in the U.S. to prohibit snowboarders, which makes it famous in some circles and infamous in others. If you’re a skier, be prepared to be buried in snow,” according to SnowPak.
Meanwhile, Snowbird received praise for its “epic terrain” and “efficient lift system.”
“Love rugged terrain? Snowbird serves up some of the best expert terrain for shredders with steeps and chutes to trees and bowls. It is home to many professional free riders and extreme skiers, and play hosts to several international free-skiing competitions over the years. Best of all, Snowbird sees dumps of that famous Utah pow on a north-facing aspect, keeping it fresh and light,” according to SnowPak.1 comment on this story
SnowPak often releases lists about top ski resorts. Most recently, the Los Angeles Times reported on a SnowPak list of top ski destinations in the Pacific Northwest.
Alta and Snowbird previously ranked among the top 10 ski resorts in a report from ski information website Wanderu, according to the Deseret News. Powder Mountain and Park City Mountain also made that list in February 2017.
Similarly, vacation rental management company Turnkey ranked four Utah resorts among its top 10. Snowbird placed at No. 3, followed by Park City Mountain at No. 4, Snowbasin at No. 17 and Deer Valley at No. 24, the Deseret News reported.