Resorts: Alta, Snowbird
Known for: Steep terrain, dry powder
Snow: Average 540 inches per year
Little Cottonwood Canyon gets some of the best snow in North America. If you're a skiing purist, the Little Cottonwood Canyon ski areas are hard to pass up. There are plenty of flights into Salt Lake City. If you want some more to do at night, Big Cottonwood Canyon contains Park City which has a good restaurant scene.