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With 14 ski resorts so close, it can be hard to make time for all the other winter activities. The very same access that makes skiing in Utah so extraordinary also applies off the slopes. Think: ice-fishing, ice climbing, bobsledding, heli-skiing, snowshoeing in red rock country and more.

The expert skiers, riders and writers of the Matador Network scoured their best memories and firsthand experiences to recommend a must-ski run at all 14 of Utah's ski resorts.

Reef Walking, Petroglyphs and Bones

Explore the ruggedly beautiful, prehistoric landscapes of Central Utah.

Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort Powder Mountain Resort Brighton Resort

Utah's Bucket List Expert-Only Ski Runs

See some of the gnarliest runs in Utah according to professional adventurer Marcus Caston

The Road to Mighty

The Road to Mighty

Home on the Range & Basin

A scenic drive through Utah's Western province

Salt Lake City offers up the best of both worlds: world-class skiing by day and high culture after the sun goes down. Revel in the metropolitan lifestyle and culture and then gear up come morning for a day of big mountain skiing right in the city's backyard.

Salt Lake City isn't your regular ski town. It's the only Ski City. The city boasts well over 1,000 restaurants and 150 hotels, and Ski City's four resorts — Solitude, Brighton, Snowbird, and Alta — are each a little more than 30 minutes from downtown.

There are a lot of fingerprints on the off-road trails of Central Utah, but none is bigger than that of retired Fishlake Public Service Staff Officer, Max Reid.