Ski City Blog

Category - General Interest

  • 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

  • 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 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,

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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