Must-do Utah

With more than 90 direct flights into Salt Lake City International Airport, there's no reason to settle for subpar snow on lesser mountains. Better still, once in Utah, 10 resorts are within an hour of the airport. Choose a downtown base camp on Utah's Wasatch Front or stay slopeside. Either way, there's little distance between you and your mountain. For a quick getaway that makes the most of your two- or three-day weekend, here are some of Utah's must-do winter experiences, including Olympic-caliber adventures and the hospitality you expect from Utah's welcoming mountain environment:

 

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Olympic Legacy Park
The 2002 Winter Olympics helped put Utah on the map, and the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, proved that Utah is a hub for Winter Olympic glory with Utahns collecting 11 medals. At the Olympic Legacy Park in Park City, you can learn all about our Olympic heritage, watch future Olympians train for competition and reach nearly over 60 mph on the Comet Bobsled Ride.
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Stroll Park City's Main Street
Peruse an art gallery, dine at an unforgettable restaurant, find a new jacket at a trendy boutique, then dance the night away at a nightclub owned by a Hollywood star. Or just sit on a bench with a coffee and enjoy some world-class people watching in this classic ski town gathering spot. Park City’s Historic Main Street is an icon of winter vacations the world over.
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Temple Square
Utah’s most visited attraction hosts fantastic restaurants, beautifully landscaped gardens and historic sites that will give you a window into the traditions, history and founding of Utah. Each winter, the grounds are lit up with more than a million Christmas lights, making it one of Utah’s most adored spectacles. Guided tours and presentations are available in 40 languages throughout the day.
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Hit the (Ski) Beach
Whether you're into hot chocolate or cold beer, nothing beats kicking back in a lounge chair in the sun. A handful of Utah resorts offer ski beaches, but the most iconic is at Deer Valley’s Silver Lake Lodge, where you can gaze at the skiers carving down Bald Mountain, while soaking up some vitamin D.
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Ski in the Desert
Where else would you be able to ski in a desert? If you’re traveling to Southern Utah, Brian Head’s distinctive setting offers beautiful white snow blanketing a backdrop of red rock cliffs and spires. Stay the night and watch the stars shoot across the expansive desert sky. You’ll have a hard time picking your jaw up off the ground.

 

 

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