Plan Your Ski Trip
We know there’s a lot to consider when planning a ski vacation. Great snow. Check. Activities to keep the kids entertained. Check. Restaurants, bars and nightlife to keep the fun going off the slopes. Check.
We also know that no two ski trips are alike, so we’ve put together some content to help you make the most of having more Mountain Time. If you want a little more information before diving into the details, see how six Utah locals enjoy Utah’s winter activities to help you enjoy the Greatest Snow on Earth®.
Here are a few more tips to get you started:
With over 700 daily non-stop flights to/from more than 95 destinations, most visitors fly into Salt Lake City International Airport, where they can reach the ski resorts outside Salt Lake City, Park City and Odgen in less than an hour. For visitors to the southern resorts of Brian Head and Eagle Point, air travelers have the quickest access through Las Vegas, then driving to Brian Head Ski Resort in roughly 2.5 hours.
Most resorts offer ski schools for new skiers and snowboarders. Many families place kids in ski school for the morning to give parents some quality ski time alone, then ski together as a family in the afternoon. January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard month and many resorts offer great deals on lesson and lift packages.
Consider leaving your skis or boards at home and rent demo equipment when you arrive. Travel light, save on baggage fees and take the opportunity to demo the latest equipment. Local rental shops specialize in having the best equipment for Utah's snow. Some even offer a ski valet service to deliver rental equipment to your room in time for your arrival.
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