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The snow is dumping again at Utah resorts, and the sounds you hear are eager skiers tapping away online booking trips to Salt Lake City, a perfect hub for winter adventures. With its spacious new international airport providing nonstop service to most major U.S. cities (and several European gateways), SLC gets rave reviews for moving travelers from the terminals to the trails (at 11 of Utah’s 15 ski resorts) in an hour or less. This accessibility means visitors spend more time on the slopes.
It also means planning ahead for winter in Utah is easy and comes with more options in terms of lodging and activities, from affordable to opulent, than most ski towns. When weather reports forecast feet of snow along the Wasatch, savvy travelers can typically find last-minute lodging and lift ticket deals to make their powder dreams come true. Moreover, with an Ikon Pass, Epic Pass, or SkiUtah Passport (for 5th and 6th graders), skiers not only save on this trip but, with less effort than bombing down a mogul field, save enough for a second getaway in Spring.
For those who want to explore beyond boundaries, visitors can enjoy urban amenities (museums, theaters, sports) or far-out adventures (think: well-prepared journeys to the snow-dusted national parks and dozens of other monuments and state parks), all within a morning’s drive of any given resort.
Because Utah’s ski towns are nestled among the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, the desert grasslands of the Great Basin, and the sweeping red rock slabs of the Colorado Plateau, they offer endless ways to play from coursing through corduroy to canyoneering, from golfing to glamping.
Tap, tap…the snow is still coming down, but the sounds are now skiers clicking their boots into their bindings, sliding their goggles over their eyes that are staring across the glistening powder and over the horizon to all that awaits here in Utah. Ready to go? Take a few minutes to read How to Prepare for Your Utah Ski Vacation.
Still need more convincing? Read 5 Reasons Utah’s Weather Guy Loves Spring Skiing.