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. Ski Bus service for 2022-23 season starts on December 11, 2022.
Cottonwood Connect Ski Shuttle
Enjoy Salt Lake’s mountain playground with the Cottonwood Connect ski shuttle service. Perfect for visitors and locals alike, the Cottonwood Connect transports skiers and snowboarders to The Greatest Snow on Earth® with pick-ups and drop-offs at several hotels and public park & ride locations. Cottonwood Connect will run Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from January 26 through April 16. To ensure your stress-free ride up the canyons, make your reservation today. Learn more about the Cottonwood Connect
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.
The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) provides seasonal ski bus service to and from Alta, Brighton, Snowbird, and Solitude.