Ski Salt Lake City
Ten resorts are within an hour of Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), so you don't have to waste any time getting straight to the slopes. You can even sample a variety of them, each featuring different terrain and atmosphere, during your stay in Ski City.
Ski City's four resorts — Alta, Brighton, Snowbird, and Solitude — are less than 45 minutes from the airport. Located in the city’s Cottonwood Canyons, these fabled resorts benefit from unique terrain and weather patterns funneling an average of 500 inches of snow to each resort annually.
Alta: Alta is a skiers-only resort features groomed and off-piste terrain for all abilities. High-speed lifts access over 100 runs (approximately 25 percent green, 40 percent blue, and 35 black diamond ). But it’s the deep powder lying beneath the majestic venerable Devil’s Castle and majestic Mount Baldy that keep visitors from around the world returning year after year. Alta packs in the powder with an average of 550 inches per year and 2,020 feet of vertical drop to explore. If you still want more, try cat skiing in Grizzly Gulch Bowl, or Nordic or skate skiing on the resort’s 5 km groomed track.
Alta's ski-in/ski-out lodges range from modest to monumental, including the four-star Snowpine Lodge, but most offer packages that include breakfast and dinner, not to mention cozy fireplaces and gathering spaces. Many home and condo rentals nearby also offer lift shuttle services. Chef service and food-stocking options are available and on-mountain dining options range from white tablecloth restaurants to places to grab a quick burger.