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Ski Resorts Near Major Airports
For anyone flying to a Rocky Mountain ski vacation from the Midwest, East, or West Coast, finding a resort close to a major airport can be important. In addition to offering the largest selection of flights, benefits of flying into a major airport include more competitive airfares and better rental car rates.

We’ve written about the importance of choosing airports that minimize the airport-to-resort transit time (a reason we like to fly directly into Aspen), but fully realize that for many people a major airport is the best gateway to the Rockies.

Below is a listing of resorts within close (2 ½ hours or less) proximity to major airports. We define major airports as those being served with regular jet service by at least 5 major airlines. All times assume no traffic problems and no winter weather driving problems – something that can be an issue in places like Albuquerque (traffic) or Denver (traffic and mountain passes).

Salt Lake City:

Solitude: 30 minutes (read our review)
Alta: 35 minutes
Snowbird: 35 minutes
Park City: 45 minutes
Deer Valley: 45 minutes (read our review)
The Canyons: 45 minutes


Breckenridge: 2 hours (read our review)
Copper Mountain: 2 hours (read our review)
Keystone: 2 hours
Beaver Creek: 2 ½ hours
Vail: 2 ½ hours (read our review)
Winter Park: 2 ½ hours (read our review)


Northstar-At-Tahoe: 2 hours (read our review)
Squaw Valley: 2 hours
Alpine Meadows: 2 hours
Heavenly: 2 ½ hours
Mt. Rose: 2 ½ hours


Mt. Rose: 45 minutes
Alpine Meadows: 60 minutes
Northstar-At-Tahoe: 60 minutes (read our review)
Heavenly: 70 minutes
Squaw Valley: 80 minutes


Taos: 2 hours, 15 minutes (read our review)