Please note: This “Know Before You Go” update is as of Jan. 22. Travel restrictions and requirements can change quickly, so be sure and check resort websites prior to travel.

Those of us lucky enough to live in the Salt Lake City area know we almost can reach out and touch those snowy mountain ski trails. There are so many options so close there is no struggle picking a resort. Looking for a change of scenery? We just hop on a plane for a short flight to a nearby state. We can stay busy all winter season enjoying the sport we love. has compiled the latest COVID-19 information for driving and flying so you can decide the safest and most convenient ways to enjoy this ski season. Check back often, as we’ll be updating these pages as new information comes in. invites all of our site visitors to choose their favorite ski resorts in a variety of categories each spring. Resorts listed in this guide are the top choices by Salt Lake site visitors.

Easy Day or Weekend Trips


Those mountains we see from anywhere in the area are calling our name. We can be on so many slopes in under an hour. A day trip has never been easier.

OntheSnow Visitor Drive-To Picks

Alta Ski Area:  Drive time is 45 minutes.

Brian Head Resort: Drive time is 4 hours.

Brighton Ski Resort: Drive time is 45 minutes.

Deer Valley: Drive time is 40 minutes.

Park City Mountain Resort: Drive time is 40 minutes.

Snowbasin: Drive time is 50 minutes.

Snowbird: Drive time is 40 minutes.

Sundance: Drive time is 40 minutes.

COVID Fast Facts – Day/Weekend Trips


When and where do I need to wear a face covering?

Face coverings required virtually everywhere at the resort except when eating or drinking and whenever social distancing is not possible. 

Where can I find the most up-to-date information or COVID guidelines?

Utah: No statewide travel restrictions. Statewide mask mandate over 2+ in effect. Returning residents from high risk areas must sef quarantine for 14 days.
Iron County (Brian Head Resort)
Salt Lake County (Alta, Brighton, Snowbird)
Summit County (Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort)
Weber County (Snowbasin)

Destination Resort Fly-To Options


Face coverings required virtually everywhere at the resort except when eating or drinking and whenever social distancing is not possible.

OnTheSnow Visitor Picks: These are the most popular resort choices for those coming from the Salt Lake City metro area.


Bogus Basin

Pebble Creek

Sun Valley

Tamarack Resort

Idaho COVID threat level:

Travel restrictions between Utah and Idaho: None


Big Sky

Whitefish Mountain

Montana COVID threat level: Mask mandatew for those 5+ in public indoor spaces.

Travel restrictions between Utah and Montana: None


Grand Targhee

Jackson Hole

Wyoming COVID threat level:

Travel restrictions between Utah and Wyoming: None as of Jan. 22. Face coverings for those 12+ required in most businesses and on public transportation.

Airline COVID Precautions


All airlines and airports have instigated stringent disinfectant procedures. Click below for your airline’s COVID page for specifics.
Air Canada

Alaska Airlines

American Airlines

Delta Airlines



Southwest Airlines

United Airlines