Transportation to the Resorts
With four world-class ski resorts to choose from right in our backyard, Salt Lake City isn’t your average ski destination. Sure, you can rent a vehicle to drive to your powdery downhill destination, but there are also many convenient, more affordable ways to reach the slopes.
Your best option for transportation on weekends and Monday holidays is the Cottonwood Connect Ski Shuttle. Guarantee your ride with reservations then sit back and let the experienced driver take care of the winter driving conditions. And as a bonus you won't have to worry about finding a parking place either.
Taking advantage of the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) ski bus to reach Alta, Brighton, Snowbird, and Solitude is a fantastic way to beat traffic and get to your destinations in style. It’s as easy as finding the bus route to your chosen ski resort and taking transit to the starting point. There are pickup points peppered throughout the city, including some hotels. Free UTA transportation to the resorts is available with the purchase of a Ski Super Pass.
Learn more about how to use the ski bus. There you’ll discover tips like how to catch a UTA TRAX light rail from the Salt Lake City International Airport to connect with a ski-bus stop. Ski Bus service for 2023-24 season starts November 26 and ends April 13, 2024.
Your best ride from the city to the slopes. Elevate your transportation to Alta, Brighton, Snowbird, and Solitude and enjoy Salt Lake's mountain playground with the Cottonwood Connect Ski Shuttle! Returning for the 2023-2024 ski season, Cottonwood Connect Ski Shuttle is a…
Private and Shared Transportation
Before you travel in the Cottonwood Canyons, check out the resources from Utah Department of Transportation for road conditions, live traffic cameras, travel tips, vehicle requirements, and winter driving tips. UDOT has plenty of experience dealing with the mountains of snow and snow in the mountains, but you can do your part to help by being an informed driver. Get live canyon updates and information on:
If you decide to make your own way to Salt Lake City ski resorts by renting a 4WD vehicle, be mindful of the weather. Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT)’s Traction Law requires 4Wd and chains in certain weather. If this is your first time visiting a snowy city, study up on driving in the snow and spend some time practicing.
Another option is taking an Uber or Lyft. There are many ride-share providers with vehicles equipped to transport you and your gear. Take a look at UberSki and UberX for this service.
For private and shared transportation, Canyon Transportation is excellent. They offer a suite of roomy choices from SUVs to Ford Transit Mid Roof vehicles. Among other quality choices is Canyon Hop.
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