Salt Lake Ski Resorts & Canyon Transportation

Best ways to enjoy our mountain playground

Little Cottonwood Canyon


Averaging more than 500 inches of snowfall a year, Snowbird is celebrating 50 years as North America’s most accessible alpine resort destination. Located just 35 minutes from downtown Salt Lake, Snowbird provides year-round big mountain experiences at the top of Utah through its iconic Aerial Tram and 2,500 acres of legendary terrain. For more information, conditions, events and more, download the Snowbird app


One of the first ski resorts to open in the United States, Alta is celebrating their 85th year of operations. With a total of 8 chairlifts and 119 runs, Alta receives roughly 540 inches of snow each season throughout the 3,000 acres of land. Though 55% of Alta is known for its steep terrain and powder skiing, 45% of the terrain is suitable for beginner and intermediate skiers.  After the snow melts you can indulge in a variety of hiking and biking trails, summer events, camping, photography and beautiful lodging. Alta is a skier’s mountain. Snowboarding is not allowed.

Big Cottonwood Canyon

Brighton Resort

Utah’s only ski resort that has 100% of its terrain accessible by high-speed quads. Brighton offers all different types of terrain suitable for beginners to advanced. Kids 10 and under get to ski and ride for free! Brighton also features a sizeable night skiing footprint with 22 runs and over 200 acres. During the summer, Brighton offers a vast array of opportunities to explore the Wasatch Mountains, such as hiking, fishing and disc golf.

Solitude Mountain

In addition to 1,200 acres, 82 runs and 500 inches of annual snowfall, Solitude features unparalleled backcountry access and the famed Honeycomb Canyon that keeps untracked powder for days. Summer activities include mountain biking, hiking, disc golf, movie nights and more.

Transportation Options

Private Transportation Companies: Alta Shuttles & Canyons Express , Canyon Recreation  

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Public Transportation

The UTA ski bus runs from mid-December to mid-April. Riders can catch a ski bus at one of the park and ride lots near the mouth of Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon, or via a connecting route line. Season pass holders at the ski resorts listed above receive free access to the UTA bus, by just tapping their season pass. One-way fare for the ski bus in $5 cash or card. You must have exact change if you pay in cash. The best way to discover routes, current ride times, service updates and more is by downloading the UTA transit app

Rideshare Apps:  

Rideshare and taxi services are great options to access ski resorts. Please be aware of current road conditions & UDOT canyon driving requirements before using rideshare services. It may be difficult to call rideshare or taxi services for down canyon travel.