Snowbird: For the Adventurers
Absorb the extraordinary view as you take the Aerial Tram to the 11,000-foot top of Hidden Peak and enjoy the fast, steep, and deep runs on Snowbird's legendary mountain. Carve wide-open bowls, fly down steep chutes, and make your way through the mountain itself on North America's only ski tunnel — a 600-foot underground conveyor belt to access Mineral Basin. Don't worry, intermediate skiers and boarders will find plenty of mellow terrain here too.
And the snow sticks around for a long time — some years you can ski on the Fourth of July. The resort offers a 2,900-foot vertical drop with 168 runs, fairly evenly spread among between beginner, intermediate, and expert terrain. Take a mountain tour, go snowcat skiing in the Upper American Fork Canyon, go snowshoeing, or take a snowmobile tour. With all of these options, there’s something for everyone to create special memories to value for a lifetime. Condos and lodges are available to rent slopeside — including the Lodge at Snowbird, Inn at Snowbird and iconic Cliff Lodge — and mountain dining options including burgers, chili, pizza and salads.
Solitude: Skiing, Snowshoe Trails, and Campfires
You can find peace and quiet at this 1,200-acre resort with 66 named runs and three bowls to explore. Enjoy eight lifts and a 2,047-foot vertical drop with 20 percent beginner runs, half intermediate, and 30 percent advanced/expert terrain. Spend some peaceful time on 10 km of snowshoe trails, cross-country skiing on 20 km of trails at the Nordic Center, or ice skating at the rink with cozy fire pits nearby. Deer Valley now owns Solitude and plans on upgrading the chairlifts, lodges, and more. While that's something to look forward to, there's still a whole European-style village of great accommodations and activities to explore.
Stay and Play Downtown:
Salt Lake City offers over 150 hotels and a wide array of other lodging options, including home and condominium rentals. Stay slopeside or rest your head in Salt Lake City proper — each option offers a huge number of perks. Basically, along the I-15 corridor of Salt Lake County there exists a continuous stream of potential accommodations with balanced access to Ski City resorts or the Olympic Oval, described below. Or stick to downtown to enjoy an impressive performing arts portfolio, established breweries, a burgeoning craft cocktail scene and great cultural experiences.
With public transportation to all four resorts you won't even have to worry about slick roads if you stay in town. Others prefer to stay slopeside to be first in the morning lift lines. The city is minutes away from the Wasatch Range and the options are endless. Between all the great places to stay you’ll uncover dining options ranging from locally renowned taco carts in the Sears parking lot to an array of can’t-miss sit-down dining, including a number of hot spots featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. There's also a thriving performing arts scene, part of Salt Lake City's cultured amenities after dark and much of it is connected by TRAX, Salt Lake's light rail service.