Ski Vacations in Utah – Salt Lake City, Utah

 Ski Vacations in Utah

If you want the best place in the world to snowboard or ski you want to come to the mountains of Utah.  There are a number of winter activities available in the mountains besides standard skiing so get ready for some fabulous adventures.

You may be a cross country skier who will find the forested trials perfectly set for classic and skate skiing. Just imagine the beauty of the trails with the quiet surrounding you as you go for miles on the trails.  What a wonderful way to spend a day or longer.

If you don’t want to travel too far from Salt Lake City there are seven different mountains right there.  Less than 40 miles from SLC airport you could be enjoying the beauty and great snow on your skiing vacation. All of the ski resorts in the area have kids’ ski schools and other programs to help out with your kids time and training.  Be sure to call ahead to book the sessions so they aren’t full when you arrive.  The resorts fill up quickly when the season is right.

For resorts near Salt Lake City the Little Cottonwood Canyon has two.  There is Snowbird which is 30 miles from the airport and Alta which is 32 miles.  Snowbird has 250 skiable acres with 3240′ vertical drop and more than 89 runs.  The base elevation is 7760 ft and there is a 125 passenger Aerial Tram that takes you to Hidden Peak and a 2 1/2 mile run!  There is also a 600′ tunnel with conveyor lift and you can get a combined Alta-Snowbird pass that gives you 4700 acres to ski!

Alta has 116 runs, 2200 acres, 2020 vertical drop and the base elevation is 8530 ft. You can enjoy the old-style lodge at this location while taking a break from skiing.

Big Cottonwood Canyon has tow ski resorts, Solitude which is 33 miles from the airport and Brighton which is 35 miles away from the airport.  Brighton has 66 runs on it 1050 acres with a vertical drop of 1745 ft an a base elevation of 8755 ft.  This area is most popular with teens and boarders so if you want a more mature group, or aren’t into boarding this probably isn’t the place for you to go.

Solitude has 64 runs on it’s 1200 acres.  This area has an attractive "village" with ski-in, ski-out condos and inn, restaurants, grocery store, ice rink and heated outdoor pool and whirlpools.  There is a theater that shows family movies along with a game room and lounge.

Then you could also consider Park City where this historic town offers more than just skiing.  It’s part of the old mining area so there is a great deal of history here for when you can’t be, or don’t want to be, on the slopes.  The Park City Mountain Resort has 104 + runs on 3300 skiable acres with 6 pack lifts. It is just 37 miles from the airport and uses Fast Tracks pass which lets guests skip lineups; free with 5+ multi day tickets.  There are 4 terrain parks, Olympic Superpipe and much more for your entertainment here.

Deer Valley is 36 miles from the airport and has 90 runs on 1750 acres.  There are children’s ski programs, age 3 an up; teen ski programs; child care, 2 months to 12 years old.

The Canyons is Utah’s largest ski and snowboard resort with 152 runs, 3700 skiable acres and 8 peaks.  This one is located just 33 miles from the airport and 4 miles from Park City.  They offer slope side lodgings from casual to AAA Four Diamond-rated Grand Summit Resort Hotel.  There is a village with shopping and food.

There are so many options for great skiing in Utah that you will be able to find the perfect spot for a great time.