Snowbasin hosted the 2002 Olympic downhill, and it continues to be a competitive venue today. Terrain varies from gentle slow-skiing zones to wide-open groomers and boulevards, jaw-dropping steeps to gulp-and-go chutes. There are also four terrain parks and a dedicated snow tubing lift and hill. It grooms 26 miles of cross-country skiing, both classic and skating; ask about yurt camping.

The lowdown: 3000ft vertical drop, base elevation 6400ft; 3000 acres, 20% beginner, 50% intermediate, 30% expert; one tram, two gondolas, two high-speed quads, four fixed-grip chairs. The lift system is one of the most advanced in the Southwest, but for now Snowbasin remains a hidden gem with fantastic skiing, top-flight service and nary a lift line. The exposed-timber-and-glass Summit Day Lodge (accessible to nonskiers) has a massive four-sided fireplace and a deck overlooking daredevil steeps, in addition to good restaurants.

In summer, the gondola takes you up to Needles restaurant and hiking and mountain-biking trails (with gondola assist); bike rentals available. Check online for the Sunday afternoon outdoor concert series line-up.