May 10, 2019 marks "Spike 150," the 150th anniversary of the First Transcontinental Railroad, a groundbreaking feat of American ingenuity and determination. Travel west of Brigham City, Utah, to follow author Tim Sullivan as he traces the history of this remote route along the northern edge of the Great Salt Lake.
Where to go? The real question is, “What kind of experience do you want?” Utah is more than skiing, even in winter. Each of its 14 resorts has a vibe as distinct as its terrain so guests can tailor their experience and enjoy More Mountain Time. Get a local’s insight on where to go.
Ski school is cool, and it’s where beginners to experts find the secrets to skiing (and Utah’s secret powder stashes). Learn to ski the entire resort from the industry’s best instructors — and even some Olympians.
Shop for ski gear like a local. Know what to buy and where to find the best deals at home and on the mountain. Forget the faux fur and get save enough money to come back for spring skiing. Now, that is luxury!
With so many activities on and off the mountain all year long, you’ll wonder whether there’s a bad time to come to Utah (no, there isn’t). November to May, Utah resorts have guests dress up and slide down, enjoy moonlight and Sundance, eat chocolate and drink whiskey and, yes, ski some of The Greatest Snow on Earth®.
Get to know Heidi Lewis, founder of Utah Women Flyfishers. More than 300 meet monthly to tie flies, practice casting at the park, plan trips, learn about conservation, ask questions in a safe place and hearing from special guests. Many of the women plan their own trips to Utah waters, and beyond.
Fully unplug on a return trip down the Green River through the remote Desolation Canyon. Along the way, read as the author navigates a few friends through tricky rapids and pauses on stillwater and at night to appreciate the beauty, stillness and solitude of desert wilderness. It's a 100-mile journey for dedicated adventurers, but it comes with real healing power.
The phrase “tight lines” applies to more than skiing. Anglers are also fond of the saying and often utter the words as a farewell greeting of good luck. Sundance Mountain Resort offers visitors a chance to say it in both capacities.
A historic mining town built by the railroad stakes a future to world-class art, access to outdoor recreation and a tight-knit community with a welcoming small-town vibe.
To help you plan a Utah mountain biking trip, we've assembled a list of seven of Utah’s best mountain biking trails.