Skiing and Snowboarding Around Salt Lake City Professional Review and Guide
"Utah’s license plate says it all: THE GREATEST SNOW ON EARTH. Salt Lake City boasts eleven ski resorts, all within an hour’s drive from the center of town. What other town in the world can match that? Home of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Salt Lake City also hosts an average annual snowfall of more than 500 inches—or should we say forty-two feet? No wonder this region is recognized as one of the great ski destinations of the world.
Take your pick among the gentlest of wideopen easy green runs, bone-chilling descents into the canyons of Little Cottonwood and Big Cottonwood—and even helicopter skiing. Apart from their incredible amounts of light, fluffy powder snow, these ski resorts are known for their real mountain feel, great ski tradition, and wide range of available skiing terrain. Most operate between elevations of around 8,000 and 11,000 feet. Vertical drop averages between 2,000 and 3,000 feet. This guide includes Alta Ski Resort, Brighton Ski Resort, The Canyons, Deer Valley, Nordic Valley, Park City, Powder Mountain, Snowbasin, Snowbird, Solitude, and Sundance."