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Category - Resort Stories

  • 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

  • Rewind: Salt Lake - The History of Snowboarding in Ski City

    It’s no secret that Salt Lake aka Ski City has long been magnet for snow sports. Similarly, it’s no secret that Utah is known for The Greatest Snow On Earth. What you might not know about is Salt Lake’s crucial role in the history of snowboarding. That’s right, Salt Lake is called Ski City, but we

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • I Am Ski City - The Ski City Shootout Returns!

    After a decade as a successful professional photography contest, the Ski City Shootout is stepping up from still images to moving pictures—that’s right, the future is here, and it’s sweet, sweet videos. We've invited 5 seasoned pros and opened the gamut to an amateur contest as well--all competing

  • Snowbird's Newly Renovated Cliff Spa

    Once your legs and lungs are beat from lapping “The Greatest Snow on Earth” in Little Cottonwood Canyon, treat yourself to the newly renovated Cliff Spa at the Cliff Lodge. If you’ve ever driven down Little Cottonwood Canyon, you’ve seen the Cliff Spa situated on the roof of the Cliff Lodge. Newly

  • THIS IS HOME - Utah Segment

    While it's no secret that Ski City is home to The Greatest Snow on Earth, what few people know is that Salt Lake is the playground where some of the best ski athletes on the planet cut their teeth. And why? Well, listen to local pro Jonny Collinson, and you’ll get an idea. The talented team at

  • Red Bull 400 at Utah Olympic Park

    For the third consecutive year the Red Bull 400 returns to the iconic Utah Olympic Park on September 30th. With a starting point of 6,870 feet this 400 meter near-vertical sprint will challenge competitor’s speed, endurance and determination to the top of the breathtaking 2002 Winter Games ski

  • All 4 Ski City resorts make SKI Magazine’s Best Of List

    Like snow storms in the winter, the nation’s best-of awards keep piling up in the Cottonwood Canyon resorts. Snowbird, Alta, Brighton, and Solitude are Ski City’s gems, and SKI Magazine has called out our resorts as some of the best in North America. With an average yearly snowfall of over

  • Experience Big Cottonwood Canyon

    The Tour of Utah—America’s Toughest Stage Race—is in full swing, and the pack will hit Big Cottonwood Canyon tomorrow for the individual time trial portion of the Tour. Widely known as home to the Greatest Snow on Earth, Big Cottonwood Canyon is also a mecca for cyclists, mountain bikers, climbers,

  • Dog Lake Mountain Bike Ride

    The Dog Lake mountain bike ride usually begins at the Great Western Trail trailhead in Mill Creek Canyon, though it is possible to get to the lake by climbing up Mill D or by dropping down from Wasatch Crest through Lake Desolation. If you do the standard ride, you'll begin by heading up the