Newcomers to Utah’s winter resorts may find it a tough choice to decide where in the Wasatch Mountains above Salt Lake City to hit the slopes.

So the Ski Utah Interconnect Adventure Tour may be just the ticket. The state's ski industry organization has put together this guided, one-day tour of six mountains that show not only how close skiing is to Salt Lake City, but also how near these resorts are to each other. The tour also gets skiers under the ropes to link some turns in the backcountry, as well as traverse across some of the highest ground in the Wasatch.

The Interconnect Adventure Tour costs $295 per person for a day and includes guide service, lunch, lift access, transportation back to point of origin and a finisher's pin. Participants must be 16 years or older, and those 18 or younger must go with a parent or legal guardian.

Snowboarders are not permitted on the tour, and only advanced or expert skiers can go on the tour, due in part to the amount of walking and traversing necessary.

One tour takes off from [R129R, Deer Valley Resort] on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. That tour touches six ski areas, including [R314R, Park City Mountain], [R413R, Solitude], [R82R, Brighton], [R404R, Snowbird] and [R10R, Alta] before returning to the home base.  The second tour runs Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Snowbird and takes runs on Alta, Brighton, Solitude, and Snowbird.

Call 801-534-1907 for reservations. Adverse weather and snowpack conditions may force delays or cancellations.

More information.