Ski City Blog

  • Be One With Solitude

    Known around the Wasatch as the resort that lives up to its name, Solitude maintains a low-key vibe, with plenty of elbow room for every skier and boarder. The resort is perched most of the way up Big Cottonwood , adjacent to Brighton but with unique terrain of its own. The resort skips the bravado

  • A Day at Brighton

    A lot of Salt Lake locals are raised skiing and boarding at Brighton —so it strikes a fond memory in many a heart. Not only is it relatively inexpensive compared to other resorts, it also offers night-skiing, which appeals to high-schoolers riding the Ski Bus up after class to practice in the

  • You Need to Ski Alta

    Alta is about skiing, pure and simple. (In fact, love it or hate it, they're one of the only resorts in the U.S. that's still skiers-only.) They don't bother much with frills—sure, you can find a decent bite on the mountain, but they shy away from the theme park-esque attractions embraced by many

  • Soar at Snowbird

    The Bird , as locals call it, is widely known for being the setting of steep and challenging terrain. And there's a lot of it: 3,000 vertical feet and 2,500 acres, with a high percentage of rugged and challenging stuff to keep any advanced skier or snowboarder on their toes. Not to say there aren't

  • Getting Your Gear from Point A to Point Ski

    To be or not to be is one question, but to check, ship, or rent your ski gear is really just as serious a question. When you’re getting ready for a Ski City vacation, it isn’t easy to decide what to do about your snow-sliding equipment. To make your struggle a little less dramatic, let’s go through

  • 10 Reasons You Might Want to Stay in the City

    The powder and the views in Ski City are unparalleled, but don't miss out on the urban gem that is Salt Lake. With 9 ski resorts within an hour of Salt Lake, you have time to check out the best breakfast spots, ski all day, and have plenty of time after last chair to explore the city. Whether you're

  • What to Do After The Slopes in Ski City

    WHAT TO DO AFTER THE SLOPES You spent the day on the mountain shredding that classic Utah powder. But it's only 4 p.m.! Time on the hill always works up a hunger and a powerful need for a drink. There are plenty of excellent spots close to Utah’s greatest resorts that are perfect for the

  • I Am Ski City - The Ski City Shootout Returns!

    After a decade as a successful professional photography contest, the Ski City Shootout is stepping up from still images to moving pictures—that’s right, the future is here, and it’s sweet, sweet videos. We've invited 5 seasoned pros and opened the gamut to an amateur contest as well--all competing

  • Snowbird's Newly Renovated Cliff Spa

    Once your legs and lungs are beat from lapping “The Greatest Snow on Earth” in Little Cottonwood Canyon, treat yourself to the newly renovated Cliff Spa at the Cliff Lodge. If you’ve ever driven down Little Cottonwood Canyon, you’ve seen the Cliff Spa situated on the roof of the Cliff Lodge. Newly

  • THIS IS HOME - Utah Segment

    While it's no secret that Ski City is home to The Greatest Snow on Earth, what few people know is that Salt Lake is the playground where some of the best ski athletes on the planet cut their teeth. And why? Well, listen to local pro Jonny Collinson, and you’ll get an idea. The talented team at

  • Powder People

    Our friends at Ski Utah have release their stoke reel for the season—and get ready because it’ll create real stoke. For us locals, we know that champagne powder, deep laps, and sore legs are just around the corner. I can feel sick days coming on just thinking about it. Ski City is Utah’s urban

  • Shred Fest 2017 in Ski City

    Ushering in the new season, and carrying on as one of Ski City’s rowdiest pre-season celebrations, the Shred Fest is back for another year. The premise is simple—Ski City’s riders, skiers, and mountain community host an evening of urban skiing and riding, lumberjacking (yeah, you read it right),

  • Red Bull 400 at Utah Olympic Park

    For the third consecutive year the Red Bull 400 returns to the iconic Utah Olympic Park on September 30th. With a starting point of 6,870 feet this 400 meter near-vertical sprint will challenge competitor’s speed, endurance and determination to the top of the breathtaking 2002 Winter Games ski

  • All 4 Ski City resorts make SKI Magazine‚Äôs Best Of List

    Like snow storms in the winter, the nation’s best-of awards keep piling up in the Cottonwood Canyon resorts. Snowbird, Alta, Brighton, and Solitude are Ski City’s gems, and SKI Magazine has called out our resorts as some of the best in North America. With an average yearly snowfall of over

  • Experience Big Cottonwood Canyon

    The Tour of Utah —America’s Toughest Stage Race—is in full swing, and the pack will hit Big Cottonwood Canyon tomorrow for the individual time trial portion of the Tour. Widely known as home to the Greatest Snow on Earth, Big Cottonwood Canyon is also a mecca for cyclists, mountain bikers, climbers,

  • Wasatch Mountain Film Festival

    While Ski City is well known as the home of the Best Snow on Earth, we’re also known to have a strong film and cultural arts scene. Few people know that the majority of Sundance screenings occur in Salt Lake, and to add to that, film crews swarm the Wasatch Mountains all winter to capture pro skier

  • Dog Lake Mountain Bike Ride

    The Dog Lake mountain bike ride usually begins at the Great Western Trail trailhead in Mill Creek Canyon, though it is possible to get to the lake by climbing up Mill D or by dropping down from Wasatch Crest through Lake Desolation. If you do the standard ride, you'll begin by heading up the

  • Mount Olympus Hike

    Mount Olympus is a dominating presence on the Salt Lake City skyline and makes for one of the area's most rewarding hikes. Its craggy summit juts up nearly a mile above the valley floor below, beckoning hikers to try to gain it. The north side of the mountain is terrain full of cliffs and enormous

  • Mueller Park to Big Rock Mountain Bike Trail

    The Mueller Park Trail offers a great change in pace from most of the mountain bike rides in the Salt Lake City area. It's low elevation keeps it open late season, but the thick tree cover keeps it cool during the summer. The trail is not technical or challenging, which makes it a great trail for

  • The Living Room Hike

    This 1.25-mile hike up Red Butte Ridge ascends 980 feet and takes hikers to a vantage point known to locals as the Living Room that features slabs of sandstone arranged as furniture. One of the better short hikes to a prominent viewpoint above the Salt Lake Valley, it's easy to see why this