Night Skiing 101

With 22 lighted runs, including the brand new long-awaited lights at Snake Creek, Brighton Ski Resort boasts the largest amount of night-skiing terrain available anywhere in Utah. For those with afternoon arrivals or daytime plans in the city (as well as fanatics who can’t be bothered to stop just…

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Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Salt Lake Olympics

Truly a great moment in Salt Lake history, the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games happened 20 years ago this month. At the same time the world is turning their eyes to the Beijing Olympic Games, we are celebrating the legacy of incredible games here at home. With events in Salt Lake and all…

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How to Recognize, Treat, & Prevent Altitude Sickness

When you’re skiing at resorts 8,000 feet above sea level it’s important to know how to recognize, treat, and prevent altitude sickness. This is the altitude where you or your family members can start to experience symptoms—especially if you live below 3,000 feet above sea level. Our four world-class…

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More Ways to Snow in Salt Lake

Illustrations by @sarahmaeliz Many people don’t realize that even if they don’t ski or snowboard, there are still lots of fun ways to get into the powder and explore Utah’s sprawling mountain forests. From ice climbing to ski biking, emerging sports give people of all abilities options for enjoying…

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Four Salt Lake Businesses That Help You Hit the Slopes

Illustrations by @samsherrill 'The Greatest Snow On Earth®' has been on Utah’s license plate since 1985 for a reason. With four world-class resorts within a half-hour’s drive of Salt Lake City and even more in neighboring cities, snow enthusiasts can find something for anyone. If you’re interested…

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What to Expect for the 2021-2022 Ski Season

It's that time of year again - time to pull the skis or board and make sure they're tuned and waxed, figure out where those goggles went during the summer months, and make your game plan for where to ski - Alta, Brighton, Snowbird, and Solitude are all close to Salt Lake and have incredible slopes…

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Snowbird's Avalanche Dogs & Marguerite Van Komen

Marguerite Van Komen is a ski patroller and avalanche professional at Snowbird, and her partner, Frankie, is a black lab avalanche rescue dog. As a part of the incredible team of patrollers and avy dogs that help to protect those who enjoy gorgeous Little Cottonwood Canyon, they spend their days…

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Wintertime Salt Lake from Above

With its dramatic mountain backdrop so close, Salt Lake is a gorgeous city no matter what time of year - but there really is something special about seeing it in the winter. Incredible scenic views, cold, crisp air, the snow-covered peaks towering over the city skyline - it's truly magical. It's…

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Celebrate National Plan for Vacation Day

Sad because your vacation plans were dashed in 2020? We know the perfect antidote: National Plan for Vacation Day, a day set aside by the U.S. Travel Association (USTA) to inspire Americans to plan their vacation for the year on January 26. Get inspired and excited for your future adventures! Even…

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COVID-19 Guidelines for Ski City Resorts

Our fellow ski enthusiasts everywhere won’t be surprised to hear that winter of 2020-2021 will look a little different than we’re used to. Sure, social distancing and mask wearing is on the menu, as well as a few other modifications. But we can tell you this: the snow is going to be just as…

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Pro Skier Drew Petersen - Q&A

Meet Drew Professional skier and year-round mountain athlete Drew Petersen lives in Ski City, and he deeply loves the Wasatch Mountains. He enjoys all aspects of skiing, from deep powder and multi-day missions in the backcountry, all the way to ripping hardpack right up until last chair. Year-round…

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Episode 1: The Early Days

Covering 40-plus years of snowboard action and innovation in the Salt Lake Valley, this series takes viewers through decades of documentation and the endless progression that has come to define the Salt Lake scene. With interviews and insights from the sport’s most iconic riders and media makers…

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Sam Cohen - The Cottonwood Project

Growing up at Alta Ski Resort is the kind of circumstance that any skier would dream of, and Sam Cohen is living most people’s dream. Spend enough time at Alta, and you’ll run into them—the local rippers that were raised on the mountain. Hooting and hollering in small packs, sending the rowdiest…

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Friends on a Pow Day in Ski City

Here in Ski City, we like to think that there are friends on a pow day. It’s no secret that in addition to The Greatest Snow on Earth™, Salt Lake is home for many outdoor companies. Our friends at Backcountry recently took a day to explore our shared backyard—the Wasatch Mountains, and you’re…

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Salt Lake VS Denver: Access is Everything

Don’t get us wrong—we love our neighbors on the east slope of the Rockies. What’s not to love with all the 14-er’s, great ski resorts, stunning landscapes, cannabis, the scary blue horse with red eyes, and all that? I mean, contrary to some people’s beliefs (did you know that Dumb and Dumber was…

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Ski City Transit: Everything You Need To Know

A violent collision between winter storm and mountain range has produced a fresh load of powder snow overnight, coating each and every mountain flank. You blearily grind your coffee beans and gather your layers and equipment while shoveling toast into your mouth. You jam a bag, snacks, and…

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Have it all: The Ski City Super Pass is here.

There was once a time when Salt Lake locals and visitors alike felt they had to choose just one of Ski City’s world-class resorts to ski. They’d sweat the decision and deliberate long and hard, selecting either a season pass or a ski trip based on one favorite resort. Now, of course, the Ski City…

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An Iconic Ski Vacation

This year, we wanted to have a different kind of winter vacation. Coming from the rolling suburbs of Dallas, skiing Utah powder has long been on my bucket list of once in a life-time trips. And I knew my partner would be thrilled to re-ignite his family’s traditional ski trips. Steve keeps his…

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Ski City - A Ski Vacation That Doesn’t Blow the Budget.

Salt Lake is more than the home to the Greatest Snow on Earth. It’s a vibrant city cradled by purple mountains majesty filled with people from all walks of life, and we’re just getting started as a one-of-a-kind, all-in-one, love-every-moment vacation destination. It’s Ski City. One of the best…

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Safety First - Commuting in Ski City's Canyons

Commuting in Ski City’s Canyons Think about it: you carefully plan your ski purchases, season pass, outfit, and ski days. But do you plan your ski commute as carefully? Probably not. If you’re like most people, you rise bright and early, dash through the coffee shop drive-through, and race to the…

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