Salt Lake News & Updates



Oct 21
Eccles Theater Grand Opening Premier Performance
Utah’s new state-of-the-art performing arts center, the George ...
Oct 21
Elle King
Elle King is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Her mu...
Oct 22
Since bursting onto the scene in 2011, Platinum selling recordi...
Oct 21 - Oct 22
Boo at the Zoo
Boo at the Zoo is for the whole family, it is one of our bigges...
Oct 28
Culinary Crafts “Dinner and the Arts” Pop-up Restauran
Celebrate the arrival of Broadway shows to Salt Lake City, and ...
Oct 29
Day of the Dead Celebration
The Day of the Dead celebration at the Cultural Center brings c...
Oct 30
The Naked and Famous
The Naked and Famous are a New Zealand indie electronic band fr...
Nov 1
The University of Utah's 26th Annual Ski Affair Gala
Benefitting the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Utah Ski Archives...
View All Events

Best Ski Resort Secrets Make Your Winter Vacation Better - For Free

Published: 01/19/2016
By Larry Olmsted, Forbes — Avid skiers and snowboarders will go to great lengths to skip lift lines or get a shot at fresh powder, hiking for hours or doing costly heli-ski or sno-cat trips. Many other unique free programs are offered by top resorts, yet most visitors have no idea they exist. These are unexpected ways to change your annual ski trip paradigm for the better.

Ski City, Utah – Tour with a Ranger: Alta, Snowbird, Brighton, and Solitude, the closest four major resorts to Salt Lake City, comprise the Ski City consortium. It’s run by Visit Salt Lake, the city’s tourism bureau. All are within 30 minutes of downtown, and Ski City offers a variety of combined and discounted lift tickets, transportation options, rentals, and lodging packages combining the city’s burgeoning urban dining and nightlife scene with the “Greatest Snow on Earth.” Offered on weekends and at all four resorts, the Tour With a Ranger program seeks to connect guests with the natural history of the Wasatch Mountains by providing insightful details about the area’s geology, history, winter ecology, watershed, wildlife, and more. Free tours are led by experienced staffers and volunteers from the non-profit Cottonwood Canyons Foundation (schedule online).