Alta is one of those areas that never changed its desire to preserve and protect the ski experience of its guests. The Alta skiing emphasis attempts to match the number of skiers with its facilities. Check out the new Wildcat Base Area - Alta's first big facelift in years. There is little question that the small cluster of classic ski lodges atop Little Cottonwood Canyon is home to one of the finest ski experiences in the world. If you need a big city fix, Salt Lake City is just down the canyon.
Lodging Information: Five base lodges that offer ski in/ski out convenience. Vacation homes and condominiums within a mile radius of Alta. Additional lodging in near by Salt Lake City.
Recreation Information: Public racing, corporate racing, torchlight parades, backcountry guides, heli-skiing, guided snowcat skiing/boarding, ski-cology, inter-connect tours, national forest, and the snowflake festival. Alta Council for the Arts creates many activities that may involve movies, art shows, workshops, and dances.
Cross Country Information: Nordic Center with 5k groomed track for cross country skiing.
Services: Restaurants, bar and grills, cafeteria, and coffee houses. Ski and rental shops, childcare.
Deer Valley prides itself on its commitment to customer service—and consistently raises the bar for itself in this regard. A posh and comfortable resort, Deer Valley was designed and built to bring a new sense of elegance and excitement to the skiing experience. Located in Park City, the area has gone to great lengths to keep its slopes uncrowded and the skier experience one of heightened enjoyment and excitement. They have instituted a number of trailblazing innovations and brought back their Federal Express ski transport service (guests can have their planks shipped to and from the resort for $55, each way), Curbside Guest Service Attendants, and Guest Services Desk.
Lodging Information: We work with several local property management companies and other properties to offer access to the largest inventory of properties in Deer Valley and select properties in Park City.
Recreation Information: Snowmobile tours, sleigh rides, ski jumps, luge, bobsled at the Olympic Park, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hot air ballooning, heli-skiing, historic Park City with shopping, art galleries, theater, bars, and clubs. Six bowls and 800 acres of glade skiing. Cross Country Information: Groomed track skiing and backcountry tours.
Services: Distinctive and exceptional customer service, one-stop shopping, skiers limited to prevent congestion, award-winning dining and much more.
Like many major Western ski areas, Park City was once home to miners in search of precious metals. Today, a new breed of searcher comes looking for the area's legendary snow. Main Street is lined with boutiques, galleries, and restaurants that have managed to blend old with new. Nightlife, despite some long-held misconceptions to the contrary, bustles. The mountain itself is broad and steep, and offers some of the most varied terrain in the Wasatch range. Park City is home base for U.S. Skiing, the parent corporation of all the American snowsports teams. The resort is also the official training site of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard teams.
Lodging Information: Approximately 17,000 pillows are available at the base of Park City Mountain Resort and in the surrounding town of Park City.
Recreation Information: Ice skating, Nordic skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, theaters, galleries, shopping, and world-class dining.
Cross Country Information: Not available at the resort, but classic and skate skiing tracks are located less than a mile away at the White Pine Touring Center.
Services: Located 37 miles from Salt Lake International Airport with free town-wide bus service. Services include four mountain restaurants and several at the base, on-mountain performance demo center, rentals, and apparel, 14 lifts serving 100 trails, and snowmaking from top to bottom.
Snowbird has the largest vertical rise in Utah and is among the top 10 in the nation. Located one mile down Little Cottonwood Canyon from neighboring resort Alta, Snowbird offers a challenging brand of skiing and riding, along with enough intermediate terrain to entertain guests of any ability. Snowbird has 2,500 acres to play in with 11 lifts serving 89 runs. The area is 29 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport, making same-day arrivals and skiing a logistical reality.
Lodging Information: Four slopeside lodges—the Cliff Lodge, Lodge at Snowbird, The Inn and Iron Blosam—offer rooms by the night, week or longer as well as timeshare opportunities. Snowbird offers 882 total rooms. The Cliff Lodge has been renovated. Features include upgraded lodging rooms with new furnishings, flat screen televisions, bedding, bathroom tile, fixtures and artwork.
Recreation Information: Skiing, snowboarding, special first-track skiing, snowcat and heli-skiing, guided snowshoe outings, indoor tennis, racquetball, squash, and fitness facilities.
Cross Country Information: Backcountry skiing excursions and guided snowshoe outings.
Services: Ice skating, night skiing, luging, tubing, spa, and rooftop pool. The lodge also offers a video games plaza, shops, restaurants, and four bars. Snowbird's Mountain School offers instruction.
Far from the crowds at other resorts, 12 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon is a whole different world where the sense of calm and peacefulness might be described as solitude. Solitude Mountain Resort has been operating for more than 50 years after the first skiers descended off the slopes of Solitude in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Over 1,200 acres of uncrowded terrain—including Honeycomb Canyon—and a European style-lodging village, with vertical of 2,047 ft. Solitude has eight lifts, including one high-speed quad, one fixed quad, two triple chairs, and four double chairs.
Lodging Information: Whether you prefer the ease of Creekside Lodge's quick slope access, the elegance of the Powderhorn Lodge, the majestic views of Eagle Springs East and West, the spacious town homes at The Crossings, or the slopeside mountain lodge and first-class hotel experience of the Inn at Solitude, it's hard to go wrong here. Along with extra amenities such as Club Solitude, each accommodation offers unique style and service while still capturing the true spirit of Solitude.
Recreation Information: Solitude Nordic Center offers 20 kilometers of groomed track, guided backcountry tours and ice skating.
Cross Country Information: The Nordic Center offers nearly 20 kilometers of prepared trails set for both classic and skating styles of Nordic skiing. The Day Lodge provides visitors with ski and snowshoe rentals, lessons and light snacks to guided snowshoe tours.
Services: With the one-stop-shopping approach of the Children's Academy, you can find most anything you need under one roof. A fun atmosphere and small group sizes helps children improve their technique and develop more confidence on the snow. The fun and learning isn't limited to children, as the adult workshops, lessons and private sessions are beneficial at any age. Solitude offers dining options suitable for every palate. Creekside Restaurant offers flavors inspired by the Tuscan region of Italy in a family-friendly fine-dining setting, while St. Bernard's serves award-winning country French cuisine. For the adventurous diner, try a Nordic ski or snowshoe trek to the Yurt. The Stone Haus is open all day, every day, providing quick meal and beverage choices. On the mountain, the dining options at Moonbeam Lodge, Last Chance Mining Camp and the Sunshine Grill satisfy any hunger. The perfect finish to a day of Solitude can be enjoyed après-ski at The Thirsty Squirrel and Argenta Pub.
Sundance Resort is set in a unique, small town atmosphere. Yes, you might well come across owner Robert Redford who created the ambiance. There are several restaurants and bars located at the resort, as well as a grocery and general store. Literary, arts, music, and film are featured in Sundance's ongoing entertainment weekend series. The skiing and riding match the entire area. This is an interesting place to vacation.
Lodging Information: 37 cottages within walking distance; 1 motel near the ski area; 300 rooms in Provo, and rooms at the Mountain Inns at Sundance.
Recreation Information: Mountaineering at the area; cross country touring, ice skating, indoor tennis, sledding, and sleigh riding.
Services: Cafeteria and restaurant; grill room with beverage service. Rentals, ski shop, and general store at the area. Ski school with instructions for powder; junior, and children.