Ski City Blog

  • 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

  • Rewind: Salt Lake - The History of Snowboarding in Ski City

    It’s no secret that Salt Lake aka Ski City has long been magnet for snow sports. Similarly, it’s no secret that Utah is known for The Greatest Snow On Earth. What you might not know about is Salt Lake’s crucial role in the history of snowboarding. That’s right, Salt Lake is called Ski City, but we

  • Little Girl Skiing at Brighton

    Kids Under 10 Ski Free at Brighton

    When Tom Monterosso visited Utah on a snowboard trip as an East Coast-raised college student in the early 2000’s, he was immediately struck by Brighton’s expansive terrain and seemingly endless powder. After a few days exploring the resort’s winding trails and technical trees, he knew he would

  • Where to find the Best Apres Burgers

    Ah, the après appetite—that unmistakeable rumbling in your gut that lets you know you need to replace the countless calories burned during a long day on the slopes, like, immediately. And there are few more satisfying ways to do it than sinking your teeth into a juicy, hearty hamburger. Here are

  • J Wong's Asian Bistro: The Drunken Flower

    Here in Ski City we crave warm beverages after a snowy day playing in the mountains. We asked seven local bartenders to whip up their favorite hot drinks for the winter season and share recipes and tips for packing them along for a blast of warmth (and courage) in between runs. One of

  • Unique to Salt Lake: Destination Shopping

    You came for the skiing and snowboarding, but you'll want to spend some time exploring shops and boutiques that you can only find here in Ski City, from unique book shops to bespoke clothiers. They're worth bringing out an extra bag to carry your treasures home. Ken Sanders Rare Books Ken Sanders

  • Getting Jolly at Brighton's Molly Green's

    After a long day of riding, sometimes the best thing to end the day is après pizza and beer. Well, let’s admit it, most times. If you find yourself up at Brighton Resort at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon and you’re of legal drinking age, come hang at Molly Green’s. Nestled on the top floor of

  • R.I.D.E. to Slide

    Every year as the signs of winter manifest, skiers and snowboarders flock in an uphill direction to take advantage of Utah’s unrivaled mountain terrain and snow. The fantastic conditions, clear mountain air, and legendary powder snow are just a handful of the reasons that make Utah such a great

  • Experience Ski City’s Snowbird Resort

    This four-season resort is nestled away among the picturesque Wasatch Mountains’ Little Cottonwood Canyon. Make sure to bring your camera. The sights are so gorgeous, you'll be snapping a pic every few minutes. We guarantee it. It boasts Utah’s longest ski season but the thrills don’t end when the

  • 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 time-honored

  • 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