Canyons Ski Resort, photo courtesy of Ski Utah.
If you’ve only got 24 hours, skiing the Big Three in Park City—Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley and Canyons—is possible, even if it’s not practical. The commute between the three resorts on the Wasatch Back makes for quick and easy driving from Canyons into historic Park City and up the road to Deer Valley. But the feat would require a single pass at each resort and cost just shy of $300. However, skiers would have the chance to hit three resorts voted in the top 10 in North America. Snowboarders could ride two of the three.
Same goes for three northern ski areas—Snowbasin, Powder Mountain and Wolf Mountain. All three would be possible to visit in a day, but the driving time between resorts might be better used sticking to an easier combo and tackling more runs at one resort. But if you’re looking for diversity, this could be your best bet. Powder Mountain, counting its total land, is Utah largest resort; Wolf Mountain, the smallest; and Snowbasin, the most developed.