Utah Travel Headlines Blog

Monday, November 28, 2005

Big snow, posh lodging and fun resorts

Brighton Ski Resort reports 26 inches of new snow during the past 48 hours, with more expected Tuesday. Snow has been widespread over Utah, with accumulations ranging from 11 inches at Snowbasin in the north to 10 inches at Brian Head in southern Utah.

A winter storm watch has been issued for Utah mountain areas from late tonight through late Tuesday night. 4-10 inches of new snow is expected.

Meanwhile, we’ve dug up some interesting accolades for Utah Ski Resorts:

Forbes.com includes Sundance in its list of the 10 Coolest Ski Resorts. “The overall look is rustic, with exposed beams and plenty of quilts. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, guests can spend their time visiting the on-site art center, or taking a workshop on photography, pottery or jewelry making.”

The Forbes article also names Stein Eriksen Lodge at Deer Valley as one of the most expensive cool lodges associated with a ski area. “This Park City ski lodge is the creation of 1982 Olympic gold medal winner Stein Eriksen. This slope-side inn has a classic ski lodge look and feel, complete with exposed beams and lots of natural materials. The largest suites are more like apartments, with kitchens and living rooms. For relaxing, there's a spa and a heated pool. Rates start at $670.”

MSNBC.com lists Alta/Snowbird at the top of its list of the 12 best resorts for early season snow. That article based its rankings on info from www.skisnowboard.com.

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