Ski City Blog

Category - Plan Your Trip

  • 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

  • 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