Utah's Easy Access

10 Resorts Less Than One Hour From SLC Airport

You can practically see the slopes from the tarmac at Salt Lake City International Airport. Unlike other ski destinations, once you’ve deplaned and grabbed your bags, you’re less than an hour away from The Greatest Snow on Earth®. Less time in the car, more time on the mountain.


Getting to Utah

With 700 daily non-stop flights to/from more than 95 destinations into the Salt Lake International Airport, Utah's location at the Crossroads of the West means you have more time to enjoy world-class snow and all the winter sports you love in one place. Skiing and snowboarding in Utah is not just fun — it’s also easy. A quick cup of coffee and a morning flight to Salt Lake City gets you on the slopes by afternoon. Once you've landed, most of Utah’s 14 spectacular resorts are … well, right here. An abundance of ski resorts near Salt Lake City means you can be high up in the mountains in a matter of minutes. Stay anywhere along the vibrant Wasatch Front and you'll find a winter paradise in your own backyard. Talk about easy access.

Have an early flight in from the northeastern United States? It's easy to get up for The Greatest Snow on Earth®. Besides, you've gotten up early to indulge before. We've seen the lines for cronuts.

You don’t even have to fly to get here. Try a scenic train ride to feed your need for adventure. Amtrak's California Zephyr passes through downtown Salt Lake City between San Francisco and Chicago. Furthermore, after you step off the platform, phone for a taxi or schedule an Uber or Lyft request and up the canyons you go. Getting around Utah can be easy and effortless. Don’t expect same-day ski service by rail, but do expect to meet interesting people, see picturesque scenery and enjoy the pleasurable anticipation of a wintry mountain escape.

Welcome to Utah

You’ve landed. You’ve collected your baggage. Welcome. You'll be pleased to learn that the longest part of your journey is over. Ten of Utah's 14 winter resorts near Salt Lake City are easily accessed in under an hour with thousands of acres of open, skiable trails for some of the best skiing in Utah. On a clear day, all four of the ski resorts closest to Salt Lake City (Solitude, Brighton, Snowbird and Alta) and both of Park City's resorts (Park City and Deer Valley) are within 45 minutes. Even Ogden-area resorts (Snowbasin, Powder Mountain and Nordic Valley) are just an hour away on average, as is Robert Redford's scenic Sundance Resort in Provo Canyon.

The advantage of Utah's unparalleled access means less driving and more time for skiing and riding. The only real challenge is deciding if you want to stay in a slopeside lodge or a hotel in the city: maybe you want the nightlife of the Salt Lake City, Ogden or Provo metros, or maybe you want to sleep in an extra 30 minutes in the morning before hitting the slopes for some of the best skiing in Utah? Learn more about Where to Stay in Utah.

If you're feeling up for a journey, set your sights on Utah's four scenic destination resorts (Cherry Peak and Beaver Mountain in Northern Utah or Eagle Point and Brian Head in Southern Utah).

Extending the Exploration

For residents and frequent visitors to Utah, here a few tips on how to enjoy multiple Salt Lake City ski resorts at discounted prices. Ski City offers the Super Pass. It grants access to your choice of one of the four local resorts (Alta, Brighton, Snowbird or Solitude) per day, with the exception of Brighton and Solitude, which can be enjoyed on the same day. In addition to great prices, the pass also offers up to 40 percent off rentals, free transportation for you and your skis to and from the resort on public UTA ski buses and TRAX light rail, and direct lift access — no need to hit the ticket window. 

Of course, if you're really ready to commit to a long-term relationship with Utah's snow, head on over to Ski Utah and take advantage of the remarkable opportunities to enjoy an all-access pass to snow skiing resorts in Utah.

Ski Resorts Closest to Salt Lake City International Airport

If you’re looking for the quickest trip to the ski resorts near Salt Lake City, head up Big Cottonwood Canyon (Solitude Mountain Resort and Brighton Ski Resort) and Little Cottonwood Canyon (Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort and Alta Ski Area) and Park City's two resorts (Park City Mountain and Deer Valley Resort) are 30–45 minutes from the airport while the three Ogden-area resorts (Powder Mountain, Snowbasin Resort and Nordic Valley Ski Resort) and Robert Redford's Sundance Mountain Resort are about an hour away.

View some of the ski resorts nearest to Salt Lake City below and check the snow reports to plan an unforgettable winter getaway!