#8 Solitude, Utah
Single Day Adult Window Rate: $132
Three Day Adult Online Rate: $336 ($112/day)
Why Ski There: Though just 45 minutes from Salt Lake City, Solitude is accurately named. The big dogs may head to nearby Alta and Snowbird, but the locals come here for powder and no lift lines in challenging terrain like Honeycomb Canyon.
Why It’s a Bargain: Sleep and eat in Salt Lake City, where lodging and dining is a fraction of the cost of a place on the mountain. From there, take a Utah Transit Authority bus for just $9 round-trip, or get a Ski Salt Lake Pass for a better deal.
Where to Stay: Sleep in Salt Lake City at Little America (doubles from $109).