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  • 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

  • Wintertime Salt Lake from Above

    With its dramatic mountain backdrop so close, Salt Lake is a gorgeous city no matter what time of year - but there really is something special about seeing it in the winter. Incredible scenic views, cold, crisp air, the snow-covered peaks towering over the city skyline - it's truly magical. It's

  • 2021 Top Winter Things to Do in Ski City

    It’s news to no one that winter 2020-21 looks a little different than usual. But fortunately, with a tiny bit of creativity, a helping of social-distancing, and an occasional dash of digitization, there’s still plenty to do this winter around Salt Lake. With mountains so lovely, resorts so

  • COVID-19 Guidelines for Ski City Resorts

    Our fellow ski enthusiasts everywhere won’t be surprised to hear that winter of 2020-2021 will look a little different than we’re used to. Sure, social distancing and mask wearing is on the menu, as well as a few other modifications. But we can tell you this: the snow is going to be just as

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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