Average annual snowfall at each of Utah’s 14 mountains

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Resort vitals

Alta
  • Cost for an adult one-day lift ticket: $79
  • Skiable acres: 2,200
  • Vertical feet: 2,020
  • Number of named trails: 116
  • Number of lifts: 7
  • Number of snowboarders found on this mountain: 0
  • Snow that’s already fallen on the hill this year: 130+”
Beaver Mountain
  • Cost for an adult one-day lift ticket: $45
  • Skiable acres: 828
  • Vertical feet: 1,600
  • Number of named trails: 48
  • Number of lifts: 4
  • Number of generations of Seeholzers you’ll find working on this mountain at any given time: 3
  • Number of years the Seeholzers have been running Beaver Mountain: 64 and counting
Brian Head
  • Cost for an adult one-day lift ticket: $54
  • Skiable acres: 650
  • Vertical feet: 1,370
  • Number of named trails: 71
  • Number of lifts: 8
  • Number of resorts with a higher base elevation (9,600′) in Utah: 0
  • Cost for spending the entire day launching your fragile body into the only inflatable air bag in the state: $20
Brighton
  • Cost for an adult one-day lift ticket: $68
  • Skiable acres: 1,050
  • Vertical feet: 1,745
  • Number of named trails: 62
  • Number of lifts: 6
  • Number of terrain parks on the mountain: 6, plus a bonus halfpipe
  • Number of girls-only parks on the mountain: 1
  • Year Brighton opened with a rope tow: 1936, making it the first resort in Utah
Canyons
  • Cost for an adult one-day lift ticket: $861
  • Skiable acres: 4,000
  • Vertical feet: 3,190
  • Number of named trails: 182
  • Number of lifts: 19
  • Number of terrain parks on the mountain: 4, plus 6 natural halfpipes
  • Length in feet of Boxzilla 2013, a continuous, face-schmearing jib set up last spring: 196

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Deer Valley
  • Cost for an adult one-day lift ticket: $108
  • Skiable acres: 2,026
  • Vertical feet: 3,000
  • Number of named trails: 101
  • Number of lifts: 21
  • Number of crab legs you’re legitimately allowed to eat at the legendary Seafood Buffet: As many as you can handle
Eagle Point
  • Cost for an adult one-day lift ticket: $48 on Fridays and Saturdays ($25 on Thursdays and Sundays)
  • Skiable acres: 600
  • Vertical feet: 1,500
  • Number of named trails: 40
  • Number of lifts: 5
  • Average sunshine-y days each year: 320
Park City
  • Cost for an adult one-day lift ticket: $1071
  • Skiable acres: 3,300
  • Vertical feet: 3,100
  • Number of named trails: 116
  • Number of lifts: 16
  • Number of years in the snow biz: Hitting the big 5-0 this year

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Powder Mountain
  • Cost for an adult one-day lift ticket: $65
  • Skiable acres: 7,000
  • Vertical feet: 2,205
  • Number of named trails: 154
  • Number of lifts: 4
  • Price for a snowcat ride up Lightning Ridge to hit over 700 acres of powder: A measly $18
  • Minutes of hoofing it up from Lightning Ridge to James Peak for the best, least-tracked-out powder bowls you’ve ever seen in your entire life: 20-30
  • Regrets: 0

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Snowbasin
  • Cost for an adult one-day lift ticket: $82
  • Skiable acres: 3,300
  • Vertical feet: 2,950
  • Number of named trails: 104
  • Number of lifts: 9
  • Terrain parks available on the mountain: 7, 4 of which are pocket parks
  • Number of Yelp reviewers who made a point to mention their incredibly fancy bathrooms: 7
Snowbird
  • Cost for an adult one-day lift ticket: $92
  • Skiable acres: 2,500
  • Vertical feet: 3,240
  • Number of named trails: 98
  • Number of lifts: 11
  • Length, in miles, of the longest run: 2.5, Chip’s Run
  • On-mountain eateries: 15 restaurants, 5 bars
Solitude
  • Cost for an adult one-day lift ticket: $74
  • Skiable acres: 1,200
  • Vertical feet: 2,047
  • Number of named trails: 65
  • Number of lifts: 8
  • Lift lines to speak of: 0
Sundance
  • Cost for an adult one-day lift ticket: $61
  • Skiable acres: 450
  • Vertical feet: 2,150
  • Number of named trails: 42
  • Number of lifts: 4
  • Classes daily in drawing and painting, pottery, jewelry-making, photography, and printmaking: 3
  • Resident glass-blowers: 2
Wolf Mountain
  • Cost for an adult one-day lift ticket: $36
  • Skiable acres: 110
  • Vertical feet: 1,000
  • Number of named trails: 22
  • Number of lifts: 3
  • Acres of terrain park: 20

Epic stats that will make you want to strap in NOW

  • Total skiable acreage in Utah: 29,214
  • Amount of said area that’s considered advanced: 10,272 acres
  • Total number of named trails: 1,221 (With the average length of season hovering around 140 days, you could feasibly ski every single day of the season in Utah without ever having to repeat a trail.)
  • Cumulative vertical feet you can careen down on skis in the entire state of Utah: 31,117 (That’s about 25 Empire State Buildings.)
  • Longest run in Utah: Park City’s Homerun at 3.5 miles
  • Number of parks and pipes in Utah: 36
  • On the front page of the Google “best ski resorts” search results, number of times you’ll find a Utah resort name-dropped in the piece: 9 out of 10 (One list mentioned 6 different Utah resorts; the piece that failed to mention a Utah resort was titled “Best ski resorts for non-skiers,” so…)

Getting here
  • Number of cities offering direct flights to SLC: 92
  • Number of resorts within a 55-mile radius of the airport: 11 (Which adds up to 27,136 skiable acres accessible in an hour or less once you’ve liberated your gear from the baggage carousel.)
  • Closest resort to the tarmac: Snowbird, at 29 miles away (This means that if you hopped on a plane at 7am in New York City, you’d find yourself standing at the top of a slope at Snowbird by noon on the same day.)

Cost
  • Average cost for a gallon of gas in Salt Lake City: $2.98 (At 23mpg, it’ll cost you approximately $3.76 to get to Snowbird. You paid more than that for a croissantwich at the airport.)
  • Cheapest lift ticket in Utah: Eagle Point’s $25 ticket on Thursdays and Sundays gets you access to 600 skiable acres. Every other day, head to Wolf Mountain for a $36 ticket.
Apres
  • Number of ski-in/ski-out distilleries in Utah: 1
  • Number of ski-in/ski-out distilleries anywhere else in the world: 0
  • Number of other bars and restaurants in Park City that will serve you despite your clompy ski boots and soggy clothing: At least 99
  • Average score of the top 40 Utah beers on RateBeer.com: 95.99
  • Number of Utah beers that snagged medals at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival: 5
  • Excuses needed to drink local: 0
  • And if you’d rather skip the apres ski and go straight for more skiing, number of resorts open for night skiing and riding: 6
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