The Lift

Category - Ski Resorts

  • Salt Lake VS Denver: Access is Everything

    Don’t get us wrong—we love our neighbors on the east slope of the Rockies. What’s not to love with all the 14-er’s, great ski resorts, stunning landscapes, cannabis, the scary blue horse with red eyes, and all that? I mean, contrary to some people’s beliefs (did you know that Dumb and Dumber was

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Spirits at Alta's Peruvian Bar

    Alta Ski Area has its fair share of spirits. It was an old mining town in the late 1800s, filled with saloons, brothels, and murder. After the silver boom it became a ghost town, and in 1938, the ski resort was opened. The Peruvian Lodge just west of the resort has its spirits, too. The building

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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