Utah Resorts: Choosing the Right One for You

First things first: each of Utah resorts delivers a whole lot of awesome. For starters, there’s the massive annual snow fall – we’re talking an average of 500 inches per year for those ski resorts closest to Salt Lake City.

And it’s not just the volume of snow, but the quality that gets snow riders hot for Utah resorts. Thanks to the state’s dry climate, teamed with the Great Salt Lake effect, the dry snowflakes contain as little as 4% water. We all know what that means: sayonara arse-busting ice!

Of course, that’s not to say some Utah resorts won’t float your boat more than others. Fortunately, with seven ski areas in less than 38 miles of Salt Lake City Airport, and tourist-friendly transport links, it’s easy to try different resorts on for size without breaking your budget or wasting valuable slope time.

Utah’s Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort, and The Canyons are all in and around Park City. Alta and Snowbird sit in Little Cottonwood, while Solitude and Brighton call Big Cottonwood home.

There’s a small chance we’re biased over here at Destination Utah, but we think Park City is one of the world’s best ski towns. In addition to three resorts at you doorstep, it boasts sophistication, shopping a-go-go, and après ski fun times aplenty.

If your perfect ski holiday is light on the shopping and après ski, basing yourself in the Cottonwood Canyons may be a better fit. Plus, it can even save you a little money. For family-friendly vibes point your skis towards Solitude. Looking for the local low-down? Brighton’s you all over. Are you a hardcore snow enthusiast? You’ll find like-minded souls over Alta way.

Even folks on a tight budget will find plenty of fun to be had at Alta, Brighton, Snowbird and Solitude. Its easy access to Salt Lake City means cheaper lodging and dining choices without surrendering your all-important slope time.

Speak to Destination Utah about other ways to save, including discount rentals, lodgings and lift tickets across Utah’s most popular resorts