The Mountain West:
Soaring Above Them All

Great Britain’s Ben Kilner flies over the halfpipe at the FIS Snowboard Halfpipe World Cup staged at Park City Mountain Resort in February.
Great Britain’s Ben Kilner flies over the halfpipe at the FIS Snowboard Halfpipe World Cup staged at
Park City Mountain Resort in February. Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

By Lisa Clifton

The Mountain West states are known for their legendary winter venues, but sports-event planners will find opportunities year-round.

The Rocky Mountain states charm visitors with their signature traits: wide-open spaces, wondrous mountains and, of course, legendary ski resorts. But unlike other ski destinations that are known solely as winter hot spots, the cities in this region offer year-round possibilities with unrivaled natural beauty at the area’s best venues and attractions.

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