Transportation (Skiing)

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.

All Aboard the Ski Bus

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 10 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.  

Currently, the Utah Department of Transportation is deciding on a solution for Little Cottonwood Canyon traffic on S.R. 210, which is expected to be released by Winter 2022. One idea is a dedicated bus lane, and the other is a gondola. Updates on this will be made as we receive them. 

Private and Shared Transportation

Make your own way to Salt Lake City ski resorts by renting a 4WD vehicle, though be mindful of the weather. Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT)’s Traction Law requires 4Wd and chains in certain weather. Learn more here. 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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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…