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  • Salt Lake VS Denver: Access is Everything

    Don’t get us wrong—we love our neighbors on the east slope of the Rockies. What’s not to love with all the 14-er’s, great ski resorts, stunning landscapes, cannabis, the scary blue horse with red eyes, and all that? I mean, contrary to some people’s beliefs (did you know that Dumb and Dumber was

  • Ski City’s Best Yelp-Reviewed Dining

    The speed at which new restaurants and breweries are popping up in Salt Lake is enough to make your head spin and your mouth water. New favorites compete with Salt Lake classics to make the selection of dining options in Salt Lake City broader than ever. To help you find the best eats, we’ve

  • Ski City Transit: Everything You Need To Know

    A violent collision between winter storm and mountain range has produced a fresh load of powder snow overnight, coating each and every mountain flank. You blearily grind your coffee beans and gather your layers and equipment while shoveling toast into your mouth. You jam a bag, snacks, and

  • Ski City’s Best Airbnb's

    Sorting through the endless menu of vacation rental options on Airbnb is a bit like one of those Choose Your Own Adventure novels we all devoured as kids. It can be hard to settle on the best lodging, so we’ve scoured the offerings and located a choice handful of Airbnbs that boast excellent

  • Have it all: The Ski City Super Pass is here.

    There was once a time when Salt Lake locals and visitors alike felt they had to choose just one of Ski City’s world-class resorts to ski. They’d sweat the decision and deliberate long and hard, selecting either a season pass or a ski trip based on one favorite resort. Now, of course, the Ski City

  • Top 10 Winter Events and Things to Do in Ski City

    With flurries of snow gracing the Rockies early this year, you’ve probably been daydreaming about snow sports while sitting through that budget meeting or typing up your annual report at work­–or you’re a lucky ski bum and it’s your time to shine. Whether you’re a foot forward or sideways kind of

  • An Iconic Ski Vacation

    This year, we wanted to have a different kind of winter vacation. Coming from the rolling suburbs of Dallas, skiing Utah powder has long been on my bucket list of once in a life-time trips. And I knew my partner would be thrilled to re-ignite his family’s traditional ski trips. Steve keeps his

  • Experience the Urban Side of Ski City

    You may come to Salt Lake for the snow, but we promise you’ll want to stay for the city. Booking a trip to Ski City gives you endless options for off days and downtime, so check out these deals on lift tickets and lodging. If you push your quads to the max or are planning a non-skiing day with

  • 5 Reasons to Ski Salt Lake This Winter

    Salt Lake is where powder flows down the mountain sides into a valley overflowing with a city that comes alive with filmmakers, developers, and entrepreneurs, who know that the best days start with snow. There are more than creative professionals who make up our diverse city too, snow bros and

  • Ski City - A Ski Vacation That Doesn’t Blow the Budget.

    Salt Lake is more than the home to the Greatest Snow on Earth. It’s a vibrant city cradled by purple mountains majesty filled with people from all walks of life, and we’re just getting started as a one-of-a-kind, all-in-one, love-every-moment vacation destination. It’s Ski City. One of the best

  • Safety First - Commuting in Ski City's Canyons

    Commuting in Ski City’s Canyons Think about it: you carefully plan your ski purchases, season pass, outfit, and ski days. But do you plan your ski commute as carefully? Probably not. If you’re like most people, you rise bright and early, dash through the coffee shop drive-through, and race to the

  • Ski City Pass Breakdown

    Here in Ski City, we are blessed not only by the powder gods but by the sheer number of outstanding resort options in our immediate midst. Not only are we incredibly lucky to have four resorts within quick striking distance of Salt Lake (and several more within an hour or two), but lately

  • Ski City's UTA Ski Bus

    Ah yes. You’ve heard much of it: the skiing in this fair city is impossible to beat. But are you also up to speed on Salt Lake’s public ski transit system? While beleaguered skiers in other towns begin and end their days idling in hours of traffic, here in Salt Lake, you could also be sailing

  • Top Ten Summertime Activities in Big Cottonwood Canyon

    A quieter cousin of Little Cottonwood Canyon, Big Cottonwood Canyon is a rambling 16-mile-long canyon winding its way above Salt Lake City Valley. Home to two ski resorts, ample winter ski touring, and world-class summer recreation, Big Cottonwood boasts a little less fanfare and development than

  • The Top 10 Summer Things to Do in Little Cottonwood Canyon

    A towering alpine wonderland rising high above the Salt Lake City Valley, Little Cottonwood Canyon draws skiers from all over the world in the wintertime. But here’s the insider secret: summertime in Little Cottonwood Canyon (dubbed LCC by locals) is just as glorious as wintertime. The

  • Ski City's Top 10 Summer Events

    While Salt Lake swelters through the hot summer months, the Cottonwood Canyons and their neighboring environs offer a higher-altitude breath of fresh air. The scenery: impeccable. The temps: refreshing. And the events: worth experiencing year after year. Up here, good-timing is the name of the

  • Ski City's Top Shelf Music Venue - The Depot

    Ski City's Top Shelf Live Music Venue

    If you’re the type of person who likes to cram as much fun as possible into every day of their ski vacation, then you might want to add a night at The Depot to your trip. Think about it: You get to spend the day skiing fresh powder and huffing fresh mountain air, and your night downtown, treating

  • Episode 4: Video Days

    Covering 40-plus years of snowboard action and innovation in the Salt Lake Valley, this series takes viewers through decades of documentation and the endless progression that has come to define the Salt Lake scene. Episode 4: Video Days documents the rise of video crews and production in the Salt

  • The Spirits at Alta's Peruvian Bar

    Alta Ski Area has its fair share of spirits. It was an old mining town in the late 1800s, filled with saloons, brothels, and murder. After the silver boom it became a ghost town, and in 1938, the ski resort was opened. The Peruvian Lodge just west of the resort has its spirits, too. The building

  • Episode 3: The Proving Grounds

    Covering 40-plus years of snowboard action and innovation in the Salt Lake Valley, this series takes viewers through decades of documentation and the endless progression that has come to define the Salt Lake scene. Episode 3: The Proving Grounds looks at the sustained growth of snowboarding in the