Utah is known for having the “Greatest Snow on Earth.”
The state has more than 14 world-class ski resorts, each offering something different for its visitors. Here are a few that consistently rank high on the “must-ski” lists:
Alta Ski Resort opened in the winter of 1938. The resort was somewhat of a pioneer in the area as it was the first to install a ski lift. As it began to draw in skiers it worked in conjunction with local businesses to provide resting spots where they could warm up after a day of skiing on the mountain. Eventually these day spots turned into overnight lodging areas and one of the top resorts in the state for skiers. Unlike other resorts in the area, Alta only allows skiing on their slops. The resort offers ski lessons, clinics and camps during the winter season. It is open daily from 9:15 am to 4:30 pm, November through April (weather permitting). More information is available online at alta.com.
Snowbird just invested over $35 million in capital improvements and upgrades for this year-round resort. In the winter guests can enjoy a variety of activities, including: skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and tours of the mountain. In the summer they have camps for children, rope courses, climbing walls, bungee jumping and gemstone mining, amongst other activates. There are a number of packages available through the official website that include season passes, day passes and resort/vacation opportunities. Check out snowbird.com for more information.
Mt. Brighton Ski Resort prides itself on offering the type of customer service that brings in guests. The official website boasts that it the only mountain where friends and family can ride together on the same lift, but then head off down whichever trail is appropriate for their ski level. For those who are interested in exploring a bit outside of the set trials, there are tree-lined, chutes, cliffs, and natural paths available. Brighton also has a reputation for being the resort where Utah learns to ride and ski. They offer daily individual lessons, group lessons, and specialty series for kids, women, and seniors who want to learn to sky. For more information about the resort go to brightonresort.com.