The Alta-Snowbird Pass (adult/child $128/84) permits access to both areas for a stunning 4700 acres of skiing. Expert powder hounds should ask about off-piste snow-cat skiing in Grizzly Gulch.

No lifts run in summer, but there are 10 miles of local trails.

Practical Tip: Ski for Free

After 3pm you can ski for free on the Sunnyside lift at Alta. The program is set up to get beginners – or those for whom it's been a while – onto the slopes.