Salt Lake Area Skiing and Snowboarding
Salt Lake City area resorts get an average of 500 inches of the driest, lightest powder snow each year. Alta, Snowbird, Brighton and Solitude resorts are located perfectly in the path of Utah's snow phenomenon call the "lake effect." When winter hits Utah, a combination of cold air moving across the Great Salt Lake and Utah's dry air causes an incredible amount of snow to fall in the canyons where these resorts are located. Utah has been branded with the "Greatest Snow on Earth," which brings skiers and snowboarders from around the globe to make fresh tracks in this fluffy deep powder.
For those of us who aren't quite ready for the deep stuff, the resorts have top-of-the-line grooming equipment to pack down nice smooth slopes for you to carve your turns. And for those who are just beginning, these groomed slopes along with the fluffy, dry powder make a nice soft cushion just in case you fall over.
Salt Lake City resorts are located in beautiful, steep canyons that provide spectacular views of the Salt Lake Valley and they are just minutes from each other and downtown Salt Lake City. You can stay in the city and drive to a different resort each day or you can choose the "ski-in ski-out" option and stay at the resort of your choice and never have to leave during your vacation. Oh, if you didn't already know, most of Salt Lake's hotels offer a lift pass that is good at any of the four resorts.
Salt Lake City's selection of fine restaurants is a good reason to stay downtown during your ski vacation. There are also some great night clubs and bars to keep you going all night, if skiing didn't tire you out.
If you want to try a different resort one day there are more great ski and board destinations in Park City and Ogden areas.
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