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  • 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

  • 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

  • When You Stay in Salt Lake, You Can Ski for Free

    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. A Ski Vacation That

  • 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

  • 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