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Just the Facts on Ski Salt Lake

Published: 05/09/2007

Salt Lake and the surrounding Cottonwood Canyon Resorts are a veritable “all you can ski” buffet. With thousands of skiable acres and hotel rooms, hundreds of inches of snow and countless powder days, there are some serious numbers floating around out there. Take a look below for relevant information on the Ski Salt Lake scene.

•    Ski Salt Lake represents Alta Ski Area, Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, Solitude Mountain Resort and Brighton Resort. Together, they offer more than 7,500 skiable acres with 330-plus runs served by 33 lifts and one tunnel!
•    For the 2006/07 season, Snowbird is opening the first “ski tunnel” in North America. Snowbird’s new nearly 600-foot tunnel will house a conveyor lift that will transport skiers and riders from the new Peruvian Gulch high-speed quad into Mineral Basin.
•    Located just 40 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport, the four Ski Salt Lake resorts receive yearly average snowfall of 500 inches, and have averaged over six hundred inches for the last two years. That’s over 50 feet!
•    Alta/Snowbird has been named the top resort in the U.S. by Skiing magazine for the last 5 years running.
•    The Ski Salt Lake resorts are serviced daily by public transportation, departing from several locations in the Salt Lake Valley. For more information, visit
•     Based on a study conducted by Ski Utah, there are approximately 153 skiers per acre at Utah resorts—fewer than half the 323 per acre in Colorado.
•    Now in its ninth season, the Ski Salt Lake Super Pass is a discounted voucher good for day passes at Alta, Snowbird, Solitude and Brighton. The most affordable way to ski the Ski Salt Lake resorts, it can be loaded with up to six days of skiing for the utmost in convenience and usability.  The Super Pass also includes free public transportation to and from the resorts, making it even more user-friendly for visiting skiers and boarders.

•    The Salt Lake City International Airport has over 990 scheduled daily flights offering more than 84,000 daily airplane seats through Salt Lake.
•    Delta has 108 non-stop flights servicing Salt Lake—allowing more than half of the U.S. population to reach Salt Lake City in less than two and a half hours.
•    There are more than 17,000 rooms available in Salt Lake County waiting for powder-hungry skiers and boarders!
•     Salt Lake is home to a large number of off-slope attractions including snowmobiling, snowshoeing, shopping, spas, 2002 Winter Olympic Venues, fine dining, professional sports, arts and cultural offerings and much more.

Ski Salt Lake promotes Salt Lake and the Cottonwood Canyon resorts as the ideal winter vacation destination unmatched in accessibility, variety and snow quality. Located just 40 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport, the resorts average 500 inches of snow each year and collectively offer more than 7,500 skiable acres.