Ski City Pass Breakdown

Here in Ski City, we are blessed not only by the powder gods but by the sheer number of outstanding resort options in our immediate midst. Not only are we incredibly lucky to have four resorts within quick striking distance of Salt Lake (and several more within an hour or two), but lately…

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Episode 5: Can't Stop, Won't Stop

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. Episode 5: Can't Stop, Won't Stop dives into even more of the people, places…

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Episode 4: Video 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. Episode 4: Video Days documents the rise of video crews and production in the Salt…

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The Spirits at Alta's Peruvian Bar

Alta Ski Area has its fair share of spirits. It was an old mining town in the late 1800s, filled with saloons, brothels, and murder. After the silver boom it became a ghost town, and in 1938, the ski resort was opened. The Peruvian Lodge just west of the resort has its spirits, too. The building…

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Episode 3: The Proving Grounds

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. Episode 3: The Proving Grounds looks at the sustained growth of snowboarding in the…

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Episode 2: Influx & Explosion

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. Episode 2, Influx and Explosion, covers the boom of freestyle snowboarding in the…

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Meet Alta’s Cutest Full-Time Employee

Before dawn on any powder day in Utah, you’ll hear volleys of thunder echo and thrum against the walls of Little Cottonwood Canyon. That’ll be Ski Patrol performing avalanche control work; keeping the slopes safe for powder lovers on their quest to shred the greatest snow on earth. Though Patrol…

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The Rewards of Renting

OK, we admit it. The downside of any ski trip is lugging your gear from place to place—and if you're traveling with little ones or in a big group? Ugh. Hauling around boots, skis, boards, poles, and helmets is a price most of us are willing to pay for the thrill of sailing down a mountain with sleds…

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Rewind: Salt Lake - The History of Snowboarding in Ski City

It’s no secret that Salt Lake aka Ski City has long been magnet for snow sports. Similarly, it’s no secret that Utah is known for The Greatest Snow On Earth. What you might not know about is Salt Lake’s crucial role in the history of snowboarding. That’s right, Salt Lake is called Ski City, but we…

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Little Girl Skiing at Brighton

Kids Under 10 Ski Free at Brighton

When Tom Monterosso visited Utah on a snowboard trip as an East Coast-raised college student in the early 2000’s, he was immediately struck by Brighton’s expansive terrain and seemingly endless powder. After a few days exploring the resort’s winding trails and technical trees, he knew he would…

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Getting Jolly at Brighton's Molly Green's

After a long day of riding, sometimes the best thing to end the day is après pizza and beer. Well, let’s admit it, most times. If you find yourself up at Brighton Resort at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon and you’re of legal drinking age, come hang at Molly Green’s. Nestled on the top floor of…

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R.I.D.E. to Slide

Every year as the signs of winter manifest, skiers and snowboarders flock in an uphill direction to take advantage of Utah’s unrivaled mountain terrain and snow. The fantastic conditions, clear mountain air, and legendary powder snow are just a handful of the reasons that make Utah such a great…

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Experience Ski City’s Snowbird Resort

This four-season resort is nestled away among the picturesque Wasatch Mountains’ Little Cottonwood Canyon. Make sure to bring your camera. The sights are so gorgeous, you'll be snapping a pic every few minutes. We guarantee it. It boasts Utah’s longest ski season but the thrills don’t end when the…

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Be One With Solitude

Known around the Wasatch as the resort that lives up to its name, Solitude maintains a low-key vibe, with plenty of elbow room for every skier and boarder. The resort is perched most of the way up Big Cottonwood, adjacent to Brighton but with unique terrain of its own. The resort skips the bravado…

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A Day at Brighton

A lot of Salt Lake locals are raised skiing and boarding at Brighton—so it strikes a fond memory in many a heart. Not only is it relatively inexpensive compared to other resorts, it also offers night-skiing, which appeals to high-schoolers riding the Ski Bus up after class to practice in the…

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You Need to Ski Alta

Alta is about skiing, pure and simple. (In fact, love it or hate it, they're one of the only resorts in the U.S. that's still skiers-only.) They don't bother much with frills—sure, you can find a decent bite on the mountain, but they shy away from the theme park-esque attractions embraced by many…

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Soar at Snowbird

The Bird, as locals call it, is widely known for being the setting of steep and challenging terrain. And there's a lot of it: 3,000 vertical feet and 2,500 acres, with a high percentage of rugged and challenging stuff to keep any advanced skier or snowboarder on their toes. Not to say there aren't…

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Getting Your Gear from Point A to Point Ski

To be or not to be is one question, but to check, ship, or rent your ski gear is really just as serious a question. When you’re getting ready for a Ski City vacation, it isn’t easy to decide what to do about your snow-sliding equipment. To make your struggle a little less dramatic, let’s go through…

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I Am Ski City - The Ski City Shootout Returns!

After a decade as a successful professional photography contest, the Ski City Shootout is stepping up from still images to moving pictures—that’s right, the future is here, and it’s sweet, sweet videos. We've invited 5 seasoned pros and opened the gamut to an amateur contest as well--all competing…

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Snowbird's Newly Renovated Cliff Spa

Once your legs and lungs are beat from lapping “The Greatest Snow on Earth” in Little Cottonwood Canyon, treat yourself to the newly renovated Cliff Spa at the Cliff Lodge. If you’ve ever driven down Little Cottonwood Canyon, you’ve seen the Cliff Spa situated on the roof of the Cliff Lodge. Newly…

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