Tuesday, October 27, 2015 1:00 AM
Salt Lake City (October 26, 2015) – Home to four of America’s top winter resorts – Alta, Brighton, Snowbird and Solitude - Salt Lake has earned its “Ski City” title. The legendary slopes are just a 30-minute drive from Utah’s capital city, a vibrant downtown and an ideal basecamp with more than 1700 restaurants, 140 bars and 19 unique neighborhoods. It’s après ski redefined thanks to performing arts, museums, shopping, live music and pro sports. Salt Lake City International Airport is just minutes away and no other city in the world packs in so much urban energy so incredibly close to 500 inches of “The Greatest Snow on Earth.” There is only one Ski City. Here’s what’s new this season.
Special Winter Offers:
Book a ski package of three or more nights with a participating hotel and enjoy an extra day of skiing at Alta, Brighton, Snowbird or Solitude for free. Offer is valid for the entire season (November 21, 2015 through April 23, 2016) and must be booked by January 31, 2016.
One city, four resorts. It’s that simple. The Ski City Super Pass is good at all four world-class resorts: Alta, Brighton, Snowbird and Solitude.
➢ A 3-day pass starts at just $79 per day.
➢ Pass holders receive a 20% discount on ski rentals at participating ski shops.
➢ Free UTA Ski Bus transportation and TRAX light rail pass, making a rental car an option rather than a necessity (and saving even more).
➢ Pass is valid any time during the 2015-16 ski season (no black-out dates).
➢ Pass may only be used at one resort per day, with the exception of Brighton and Solitude, which can be skied on the same day.
➢ Purchase anywhere from 3 to 10 days of skiing; 1- and 2-day Super Passes may be purchased as part of certain hotel packages.
➢ Pass may be activated any time during the 2015-2016 ski season.
➢ Pass is activated on the first day of use and must be used within a 14-day window.
➢ Pass will expire if not activated within the 2015-2016 ski season.
➢ Pass is non-refundable and non-transferrable.
➢ For more information, visit Ski City Super Pass.
Mountain Resort News:
Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort
Thanks to $35 million dollars in capital improvements, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort now has a stunning mountaintop facility, Summit Lodge, perched atop Hidden Peak at 11,000 feet offering spectacular 360-degree views. The two-story glass-enclosed structure replaces the old Ski Patrol building and warming hut that greeted Snowbird Aerial Tram riders for more than 40 years. The Resort also undertook an extensive remodel of 350 guest rooms in the east wing of the Cliff Lodge, its flagship property. For skiers and riders, Snowbird added a new RFID ticket system, providing passholders and day ticket purchasers with a new smartcard in place of the traditional paper ticket and wire wicket, and increased its snowmaking capabilities in Peruvian Gulch, Gad Valley and Mineral Basin to ensure Snowbird continues to offer the longest ski season in Utah.
Solitude Mountain Resort
Deer Valley Resort took ownership of Solitude Mountain Resort in May 2015 and quickly began a series of capital improvements. They spent $7 million leading up to the start of the 2015-2016 season to replace and realign the Summit Express double chairlift with a high-speed detachable quad chairlift, and cut a new ski run from the top of Apex Express chairlift to the base of the new Summit Express chairlift. These improvements will significantly lessen the travel time to the classic and ever-popular Honeycomb Canyon. The Moonbeam Lodge guest facilities were also renovated and Solitude announced that children age six years and younger ski free this season.
Brighton Ski Resort
The venerable Brighton Resort celebrates its 80th year as a ski resort this season. Beloved by locals and still a hidden secret for many visitors, Brighton is Utah’s only resort that can serve 100 percent of its terrain via high-speed lifts. It has multiple terrain parks, night skiing and riding, and annual snowfall of more than 500 inches. Kids ages 10 and under now ski free with a paying adult. The Ski City Super pass can be used at both Brighton and Solitude in the same day, and is also good for night skiing at Brighton.
Alta Ski Area
Alta Ski Area worked to improve the skier flow at the Albion Base, making it easier for beginners and families to enjoy their day. The resort is also going greener, building its first solar installations using a Rocky Mountain Power Solar Incentive and purchasing a PistenBully 600 E+ Diesel Electric Drive, the world’s first snow groomer with a diesel-electric drive. The legendary Alta Lodge celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, and from November 29 through December 13, 2015, guests can book a 4-night stay and the fourth night will be at the 1940 rate. To make a reservation, call 800-707-2582.
About Ski City
Ski City (a.k.a Visit Salt Lake) is a private, non-profit corporation responsible for the promotion of Salt Lake as a travel and convention destination. In partnership with Salt Lake County, Visit Salt Lake improves the area economy by attracting and providing support to leisure travelers, visitors and convention attendees with a strong commitment to sustainability and stewardship of the area’s natural environment. Salt Lake is a unique fusion of metropolitan and mountain; the towering Wasatch Mountains that embrace the Salt Lake Valley offer a dramatic backdrop to the vibrancy and activities of the urban environment.