7 Best Western US Ski Resorts for 2015 ...

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If you’re thinking of hitting the slopes, do you want to know the best US ski resorts out west for 2015?

It’s important to do your research before booking because not all ski resorts are born equal.

With so many to choose from, it helps to know which are best for what you want most out of your winter sports vacation.

Here’s some guidance with a pick of the best US ski resorts in the west for 2015 as decided by Ski Magazine.

1. Deer Valley, Utah

Deer Valley, Utah

It isn’t surprising that many of the best US ski resorts are in Utah, with all its mountainous glory.

And Deer Valley is one of the best, albeit a bit old-school.

In this case, old-school means you’re treated like royalty!

The resort is well groomed, ranks high in good service, has on-mountain food, lodging, and dining and has plenty of activities for the kids.

The layout can be somewhat confusing, and you might need to work a bit to find the best skiing, but it’s well worth the trouble.

The Bald Mountain’s Bowls and the Empire Canyon pod will give you a workout!

They have a no-boarders policy, which might be a spoiler for some vacationers.2

2. Sun Valley, Idaho

Sun Valley, Idaho

Sun Valley has beckoned skiers to its slopes since 1936, and still retains some of the charm of that era.

However, it’s very high tech where it needs to be - it offers a state-of-the-art liftline eliminating high-speed lifts for single chairs, helping you get to the skiing action a lot faster.

Not only that, the runs are immaculately groomed and if there’s no snow, not to worry!

It has the country’s best snowmaking system.

Spend the morning enjoying the downhills and then linger over lunch at the 75-year-old Roadhouse Lodge.

3. Telluride, Colorado

Telluride, Colorado

Telluride is one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever ski, ranking #1 in Ski Resort Guide in the scenery category.

The mountain is practically vertical, with heights of 3,845 feet and even higher if you want to hike up to 13,320 feet Palmyra Peak, which offers a 4,425’ slope.

This slope is patrolled.

Not only are there awe inspiring views and thrilling slopes, but this resort also ranks #1 in character because of the town’s National Historic District status, almost like a town from the old west!

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