Top Snow Consistency and Quality Ski Areas in West coast

These are the ski areas that respondents said have the best snow consistency and quality. Participants took into consideration annual snowfall, snow quality, snowmaking, grooming crews, snow conditions and trails open.

  • #1 Magic Mountain, VT
  • #2 Eagle Point, UT
  • #3 Alta, UT
  • #4 Grand Targhee, WY
  • #5 Bretton Woods, NH
  • #6 Big Sky, MT
  • #7 Powder Mountain, UT
  • #8 Snowbird, UT
  • #9 Jay Peak, VT
  • #10 Snowbasin, UT

Great mix of terrain and large enough to find empty runs on crowded days.

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Good vibes, great staff, never too crowded.

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Tahoe’s deepest!

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Views for days and well priced!

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Mostly natural snow. Limited need for artificial snowmaking.

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Along with great snowmaking, it has the highest base elevation in the Sierras.

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Not crowded, excellent instructors, not expensive. There's even a model lift to learn how to get on and off a lift.

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