Ski City Blog

  • 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

  • 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

  • Episode 2: Influx & Explosion

    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 2, Influx and Explosion, covers the boom of freestyle snowboarding in the

  • Tsunami: Lychee Saketini

    Locally owned by two highly skilled professional sushi chefs, Tsunami has been near and dear to our hearts and stomachs since it opened its first location in 2002. As the largest specialty fish buyer in the mountain west region you'll find a selection of over three dozen rolls that rival any

  • Episode 1: The Early 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. With interviews and insights from the sport’s most iconic riders and media makers

  • Meet Alta’s Cutest Full-Time Employee

    Before dawn on any powder day in Utah, you’ll hear volleys of thunder echo and thrum against the walls of Little Cottonwood Canyon. That’ll be Ski Patrol performing avalanche control work; keeping the slopes safe for powder lovers on their quest to shred the greatest snow on earth. Though Patrol

  • How to Recognize, Treat, & Prevent Altitude Sickness

    When you’re skiing at resorts 8,000 feet above sea level it’s important to know how to recognize, treat, and prevent altitude sickness. This is the altitude where you or your family members can start to experience symptoms—especially if you live below 3,000 feet above sea level. Our four world-class

  • Inside Beehive Distilling

    Julia Child paired hers with red meat, Snoop Dogg likes his mixed with juice, and F. Scott Fitzgerald only drank his a la Rickey. Oh, praise be to gin and its myriad mixological ways. Gin is a spirit so refined that many a scholar and statesman will argue in candlelit hours over how to construct

  • Ski City's Steamiest Dates

    Planning an anniversary or Valentine's Day ski vacation? Need some help deciding on the perfect evening out on the town with your honey? Or would you rather spend some time tucked away in the Wasatch Mountains far from the buzz of the city? Whether you’re looking for excitement or adventure,

  • The Rewards of Renting

    OK, we admit it. The downside of any ski trip is lugging your gear from place to place—and if you're traveling with little ones or in a big group? Ugh. Hauling around boots, skis, boards, poles, and helmets is a price most of us are willing to pay for the thrill of sailing down a mountain with sleds

  • The Vault Bar at Bambara: Sugar & Spice

    There's nothing better than a warm drink after a day in the cold smoke. The Vault Bar , located within the Hotel Monaco's Bambara Restaurant , offers this toasty, cozy cider in both a kid-friendly and adult version. The Vault’s bartender Andrew Aveyta designed his seasonal hot beverage, called Sugar &

  • The Best Spots for Weekend Brunch

    Whether you’re trying to forget last night or you're trying to gear up for the day ahead, brunch is the perfect opportunity to get acquainted with the Salt Lake dining scene. And if you’re so inclined, it’s the perfect opportunity to see first hand that, yes, you can get a drink in Utah. Thankfully,

  • The Thirsty Squirrel: Honeycomb Toddy

    There's nothing better than a warm, boozy beverage after a snowy day skiing Solitude's Honeycomb Canyon. We asked The Thirsty Squirrel's bartenders to whip up their favorite hot drink for aprés ski. The Thirsty Squirrel is a classic après ski bar where still-booted and besweatered skiers flop down

  • Copper Common: Coffee Cocktail, Tiki Toddy & Butternut Toddy

    There's nothing better than a warm beverage after a snowy day playing in the mountains. We asked local bartenders to whip up their favorite hot drinks for the winter season and share recipes. Copper Common’s bar manager Maureen Segrave-Daly is one of Ski City’s best mixologists. This winter season

  • The 5 Best Apres-Ski Beers

    Whether you’ve been rallying fresh groomers on a bluebird spring day or you spent the afternoon waist-deep in powder during an epic storm cycle, it’s hard to argue that the best way to close out a great day of skiing or riding one of Salt Lake’s four world-class resorts is with a few friends and a

  • Under Current: Classic Irish Coffee, Long December & Apple Toddy

    There's nothing better than a warm, boozy beverage after a snowy day playing in the mountains. We asked local bartenders to whip up their favorite hot drinks for the winter season and share recipes. This Broadway bar offers two distinct twists on hot coffee cocktails, and a tantalizing apple