The Lift

Category - General Interest

  • 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

  • Sam Cohen - The Cottonwood Project

    Growing up at Alta Ski Resort is the kind of circumstance that any skier would dream of, and Sam Cohen is living most people’s dream. Spend enough time at Alta, and you’ll run into them—the local rippers that were raised on the mountain. Hooting and hollering in small packs, sending the rowdiest

  • Friends on a Pow Day in Ski City

    Here in Ski City, we like to think that there are friends on a pow day. It’s no secret that in addition to The Greatest Snow on Earth™, Salt Lake is home for many outdoor companies. Our friends at Backcountry recently took a day to explore our shared backyard—the Wasatch Mountains, and you’re

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Episode 5: Can't Stop, Won't Stop

    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 5: Can't Stop, Won't Stop dives into even more of the people, places,

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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