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SkiDestinationsDestinations skiUnited StatesUtahSALT LAKE CITY

Urban-based ski vacation

It is no wonder that Salt Lake is named Ski City; a combination of urban activities and amenities found in a big city; world-class skiing at Alta, Snowbird, Brighton and Solitude; 500 inches of Utah’s ’’ Greatest Snow On Earth”; unbeatable accessibility.

Why go there?
  • Exceptional snow
  • Hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics
  • 9 skiable mountains

Alta is one of those areas that never changed its desire to preserve and protect the ski experience of its guests. The Alta “skiing emphasis” attempts to match the number of skiers with its facilities. Check out the new Wildcat Base Area – Alta’s first big facelift in years. There is little question that the small cluster of classic ski lodges atop Little Cottonwood Canyon is home to one of the finest ski experiences in the world. If you need a big city fix, Salt Lake City is just down the canyon.

Skiable surface: 2200 acres

Average snowfall: 551 inches

Lifts: 11

Trails: 116

Beginner: 25 %

Intermediate: 40 %

Advanced: 35 %

Expert : 0 %

Summit elevation: 3215 mètres

Base elevation: 2600 mètres

Vertical drop: 615 mètres

The mountain averages 500 inches of snow a winter. The snow is traditionally light, fluffy and dry making it a paradise for riders and skiers. Brighton is located directly in the path of winter storms and it is also at the very top of Big Cottonwood Canyon so it gets the very best of the “greatest snow on earth,” and lots of it.

Skiable surface: 1050 acres

Average snowfall: 500 inches

Lifts: 7

Trails: 66

Beginner: 21 %

Intermediate: 39 %

Advanced: 0 %

Expert : 40 %

Summit elevation: 3200 mètres

Base elevation: 2668 mètres

Vertical drop: 532 mètres

Deer Valley prides itself on its commitment to customer service – and consistently raises the bar for itself in this regard. A posh, but comfortable resort, Deer Valley was designed and built to bring a new sense of elegance and excitement to the skiing experience. Located in Park City, the area has gone to great lengths to keep its slopes uncrowded and the skier experience one of heightened enjoyment and excitement.

Skiable surface: 2026 acres

Average snowfall: 300 inches

Lifts: 21

Trails: 101

Beginner: 27 %

Intermediate: 41 %

Advanced: 0 %

Expert : 32 %

Summit elevation: 2916 mètres

Base elevation: 2002 mètres

Vertical drop: 914 mètres

Like a number of bigtime ski areas Park City was once home to miners in search of precious metals. Today, a new breed of searcher comes looking for the area’s legendary snow. Main Street is lined with boutiques, galleries, and restaurants that have managed to blend old with new. Nightlife, despite some long-held misconceptions to the contrary, bustles. The mountain itself is broad and steep, and offers some of the most varied terrain in the Wasatch range. Park City is home base for U.S. Skiing, the parent corporation of all the American snowsports teams. The resort is also the official training site of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard teams. New for 2006/07: Park City Mountain Resort has installed the Silver Star chairlift, a triple giving guests additional access to the mountain. It will also open up three new intermediate runs. The resort has also added 14 new snowmaking guns and three new snowcat machines.

Skiable surface: 3300 acres

Average snowfall: 355 inches

Lifts: 15

Trails: 104

Beginner: 17 %

Intermediate: 50 %

Advanced: 0 %

Expert : 33 %

Summit elevation: 3048 mètres

Base elevation: 2103 mètres

Vertical drop: 945 mètres

Snowbird has the largest vertical rise in Utah and is among the top ten in the nation. Located a mile down canyon from neighboring resort Alta, Snowbird offers a challenging brand of skiing and riding, along with enough intermediate terrain to entertain guests of average ability. Snowbird has 2,500 acres to play in with 11 lifts serving 89 runs. The area is 29 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport, making same-day arrivals and skiing a logistical reality.

Skiable surface: 2500 acres

Average snowfall: 500 inches

Lifts: 13

Trails: 89

Beginner: 27 %

Intermediate: 38 %

Advanced: 35 %

Expert : 0 %

Summit elevation: 3352 mètres

Base elevation: 2365 mètres

Vertical drop: 987 mètres

In a complicated world, time spent with the family and friends is more precious than ever. Twelve miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon, and just a half hour from Salt Lake City, lies the perfect place to come together. It’s a simpler, more peaceful world that can only be described as “solitude”. Up here, over 500 inches of annual snowfall covers 1,200 acres of terrain, while a complete lack of over-crowding assures nothing and no one will ever stand between you and your Solitude.

Skiable surface: 1200 acres

Average snowfall: 500 inches

Lifts: 8

Trails: 66

Beginner: 20 %

Intermediate: 50 %

Advanced: 0 %

Expert : 30 %

Summit elevation: 3058 mètres

Base elevation: 2435 mètres

Vertical drop: 623 mètres






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