The days of the station wagon ski vacation are done and over with; Today, many winter vacationers are looking to stay  where they can take advantage of a number of experiences, on and off the slopes—a “multi-faceted winter vacation.”

Enter Salt Lake and the Cottonwood Canyon resorts. Located within minutes (40, to be exact) of world-class skiing and less than 10 minutes from the International Airport, Salt Lake is a winter vacationer’s paradise. Nowhere else on earth offers the accessibility, affordability and quality of skiing that Salt Lake so proudly claims.

Receiving an annual snowfall of over 500 inches, the Cottonwood Canyon Resorts (Alta, Snowbird, Solitude and Brighton) serve up a vast array of terrain for all levels of skiers.  Whether a seasoned powder vet, or a first-timer looking to perfect the snowplow, skiers and riders are sure to find terrain and snow to satisfy at any of these four world-class resorts.

Salt Lake’s greatest offering to winter visitors, however, is its versatility. Jay Burke, Director of Marketing and Media Relations for Solitude Mountain Resort, says, “We’ve got the best of all worlds. Unbeatable snow and nearly instant access to the resorts from the city make Salt Lake an easy choice for winter sports enthusiasts everywhere.”

Boasting all the amenities of a legitimate metropolis, with the charm and convenience of a true blue ski town, visitors staying in the Salt Lake Valley rid themselves of any and all restrictions. Replete with opulent spas, fine (and affordable) dining, and myriad other family-friendly off-slope activities, Salt Lake caters to individual weekend warriors and family vacationers alike. 

  For those less interested in on-slope action, the Gateway Mall offers a pleasant outdoor shopping experience (complete with warming fires!); or try an exhilarating bobsled ride at the Utah Olympic Park. Regardless of your taste for adventure, Salt Lake is sure to satisfy.

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.