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Dec 10
Utah Jazz vs. Sacramento Kings
The Utah Jazz host the Sacramento Kings for this NBA basketball...
Dec 9 - Dec 10
Utah Grizzlies vs. Rapid City Rush
Watch the Utah Grizzlies take on the Rapid City Rush on home ic...
Dec 10
An Evening with Adam Savage
Adam Savage, perhaps best known as the co-creator and host of t...
Dec 8 - Dec 10
2016 Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert with Ro
One of the world’s leading tenors and most beloved entertainers...
Dec 10
Women's Basketball: University of Utah vs. BYU
University of Utah Women's Basketball takes on BYU for our Crim...
Dec 13 - Dec 14
Westminster Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert
Led by Jazz director, David Halliday, this ensemble includes sa...
Dec 15
Jerry Joseph and The Jackmormons
In 2014, Jerry Joseph headed to Afghanistan to volunteer as a t...
Dec 9 - Dec 23
Candlelight Christmas
It's hard to describe the magic of Candlelight Christmas. We'd ...
Dec 2 - Dec 26
The Nutcracker
No holiday season is complete without the festive cheer of The ...
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Best places to travel in December 2015

Published: 09/02/2015
By Alexander Howard, Lonely Planet -- Another year of travel is nearly over… but not quite. There’s still time to squeeze in a stint of last-minute shopping at Europe’s Christmas markets, or make arrangements to see in the new year in style. Do December travel the traditional way – with fireworks, comfort food and snow – or get away from it all with a pair of flippers and a snorkel with these tips courtesy of Lonely Planet’s destination experts.

Carve up the powder in Alta, Utah

Known for its soft, powdery texture, skiers love Utah snow, and one of the best places to sample it is at Alta Ski Resort, just outside of Salt Lake City. Assisted by a generous microclimate that drops record amounts of the famed Utah flakes (540 inches a year, typically), as well as 2200 acres of bowls, chutes and steeps, Alta is considered to be one of the best places to ski in North America. With the ski season beginning mid-November, December is a great time to hit the slopes before throngs of peak-season skiers arrive.

And Alta’s one for the skiing purists: the resort is one of the few major resorts that limits access to skiers only (sorry, snowboarders). Bargain hunters can get a Ski City Super Pass, which gives additional access to BrightonSnowbird and Solitude, all within the SLC area.



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