Visit Utah From Canada
Let's do the numbers: Utah has five national parks, seven national monuments, two national recreation areas, one National Historic Site and 43 state parks, all surrounded by five vast national forests and various open lands. Utah is a state of dramatic open spaces. Explore thousands of miles of trails for hiking or biking, thousands of miles of rivers for fishing, paddling or rafting and countless places to stop and savor the fresh air and blue sky surrounding you.
At the heart of it all is the culturally vibrant Wasatch Front, which is home to many of Utah's liveliest metropolitan downtowns, including the capital Salt Lake City (which includes Utah's top cultural attraction, Temple Square), Ogden and Provo. Utah's urban centres are all only minutes from the mountains and a few short hours from The Mighty 5® national parks of Southern Utah (Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon and Zion) amongst other national and state parks. And in winter, 14 ski resorts revel in the lightest, driest, Greatest Snow on Earth® with ten resorts just 40-70 minutes from Salt Lake International Airport.
Visitors to the American West can easily combine road-trips through Southern Utah's five national parks with visits to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and Nevada's Great Basin National Park. Utah also provides great access to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks on the Yellowstone Loop. Perhaps best experienced by spending a day or two exploring Salt Lake City and the backyard Wasatch Mountains before heading north and making stops at Antelope Island State Park in the Great Salt Lake and Bear Lake along Historic Highway 89 and the Logan Canyon Scenic Byway.
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The Greatest Snow on Earth®
Come experience The Greatest Snow on Earth® at Utah's 14 world class ski resorts, where unbeatable accessibility is key. Ten of our resorts are located within an hour's drive of the Salt Lake City International Airport, so getting here has never been easier!
The quality and quantity of Utah's snow, ski resorts and winter experiences means you truly can have the ski or snowboard vacation of your dreams. Looking for deep powder, Olympic downhill or precision-engineered terrain parks? There's a Utah resort for that. Do you have visions of endless terrain followed by luxurious après ski? Stop dreaming and experience the real thing in Utah. It's time to start planning your Utah ski trip.
Are you looking to take in the view at 7,000–11,000 feet? Absorb the warmth of the alpine sun at a ski beach? Spend quality time on shimmering groomers, untouched powder or among red rock hoodoos? Maybe you're just as excited about your morning at the spa or the possibility of a ski-in distillery?
When in Utah, you've got the time, now get inspired about how you'll make the most of it. Explore our inspiration for your ski and snow vacation (on and off the slopes)