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Essential Tips for Learning to Ski as an Adult, from Someone Who’s Been There

Four years ago, I moved from Southern California to Utah having never skied in my adult life. I knew I’d been on skis before, but the memories were so hazy and the experiences so infrequent that I had absolutely nothing to draw upon as I clicked in at thirty, for what was essentially my first time. I was a beginner, excited and eager to become as adventurous as my short skinny rentals, with quick release bindings, would let me. Sadly, I failed to notice the beginner lift behind the lodge and ho...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Brighton, Southern California, Alta, Casey, Snowbasin, Park City Mountain, Homerun, Navajo Lodge, High Meadow Park, Brian Head Resort With, Greens Circle


Reducing your Carbon Footprint while Skiing and Boarding

Climate change has become a hot topic, in more ways than one, and Utah ski resorts are doing all they can to contribute to environmental initiatives across the state. From to , to , and , Utah’s ski industry has vowed to give back with environmental initiatives and net zero goals. Doing Their Part In so many ways, efforts are well underway amongst Utah’s resorts. Vail Resorts has an Epic Promise to achieve zero net emissions by 2030, and Park City Mountain will be 100% powered by renewable...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Patagonia, Shirley, Robert Redford, Cotopaxi, Alta, Vail Resorts, Casey, Park City Mountain, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Alta Environmental Center


RV'ing and Skiing Through Utah's 15 Resorts

RV sales are up and the road warrior industry is booming. 2020 has been the year Americans pull up their roots and put down their wheels, exploring the diverse climates and terrain of this great nation, rolling from town to town, resort to resort and lift to lift.And why not? With five national parks and 15 ski resorts, Utah is not only winter’s premier destination for skiers and snowboarders, but a road-trippers dream. So, while you break out the map and red pen, we’ve rounded up which resorts ...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Brighton, Brian, Provo, Woodward, Casey, Snowbasin, Park City Mountain, Snowbasin No Powder Mountain No Nordic Valley, Fi Salt Lake City, Escapods, Provo River Resort Distance, Beaver KOA Distance


The Best Après Drink at Every Ski Utah Resort

Even in these unprecedented and uncertain times, there’s a ritual in this world of skiing and snowboarding that remains sacred. No matter what happened during your ski day—whether you get caught by a patroller going a little too fast down Docs Run or you're celebrating pow turns or perfect groomers—there will always be the consecrated practice aptly dubbed “après-ski” venerated by skiers and riders around your Utah mountain of choice. Although we pledge to remain faithful to this sacrament, thi...
Tags: Utah, Mississippi, Sport, PBR, Skiing, Brighton, Moab, Park City, Alta, Porter, Woodward, Courtney, Snowbasin, St Regis, Butch Cassidy, Deer Valley


Utah Summer Getaway: Covid-Safe Road Trip Ideas

Itching for a change of scenery this summer? With so many National Parks, State Parks, National Monuments, and no shortage of world-class outdoor activities, Utah is the ideal locale for outdoor recreation.  We've come up with few ideas for fun activities and also taken stock of Utah's best lodging options where protocols are in place to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission.To keep you busy, here are a few of our favorite things to do in Utah.  Plan a wildflower hike in Utah's moun...
Tags: Utah, Cdc, US, Sport, National Parks, Skiing, Moab, Hilton, Marriott, Epa, Salt Lake City, Park City, Summit County, Utah State, Waldorf Astoria, Garden City


Go With the Flow: Lift-Served Mountain Bike Flow Trails at Utah Resorts

Resorts throughout Utah build more lift-served modern flow trails for mountain bikers each year, and it’s easy to see why. Flow trails are fast, fun and suitable for riders of all levels. With consistently smooth trail surfaces, steep berms, rollers for pumping or jumping and lofty tabletops, mere mortals get to approximate the feel of being a World Cup racer by experiencing those g-forces that suck your eyeballs into the back of your skull. No wonder they’re in high demand.  Here’s our roundup...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Dennis Hopper, Park City, Crescent, Woodward, Peter Fonda, Lexi, Deer Valley, Park City Mountain, Brian Head, NORBA, Spiral Jetty, Mid Mountain Trail, Tele Tony


Summer Bucket List for Teens in Utah's Wasatch Back

For the uninitiated: The Wasatch Back sits on the eastern edge of the Wasatch Range and includes the mountain towns of Eden and Park City, extending south to Midway. In the summertime, the Wasatch Back is an adventure capital for teens. Here are some of our favorites and before you go, always contact the destination to see what COVID restrictions are in place. More summer ski resort activity information can be found here. Extreme Play Built for the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Gam...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Disneyland, Park City, Caribbean, Ogden, Provo, Wasatch Range, Hadley, Utah Olympic Park, Deer Valley, Midway, Park City Mountain, Henefer, Bridal Veil Falls


A “New Normal” Summer in the Wasatch Mountains

Warm weather has arrived in Utah and, this month, following what turned out to be the longest shoulder season ever, the state’s mountain resorts are beginning to reopen for the summer season. The safety of both staff and guests has always been a priority at each destination, but, in light of current health concerns, that emphasis on safety has taken on new significance. Each resort had employed a long list of protocols based on CDC guidelines and local health officials including scheduling visit...
Tags: Utah, Cdc, New York City, Sport, Skiing, Brighton, Brian, Silver Lake, National Park Service, Sundance, Alta, Wasatch Front, Woodward, Snowbasin, Beaver, Deer Valley


Choosing the Right Utah Season Pass

Skiers and snowboarders have more choices than ever when choosing a season pass to ski and ride in Utah. Finding the right pass for you depends on your priorities, whether that's seeking the deepest snow, the fewest crowds or the most variety. Right now is the best time to purchase your season pass for next season. You'll get the absolute best deals and discounts buying in advance, and you can buy with confidence knowing most Utah resorts are offering pass assurance and purchase protection on to...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Idaho, Skiing, Brighton, Salt Lake City, Keystone, Silver, Park City, Click, Richmond, Sundance, Logan, Vail Resorts, Provo, Woodward


Epic Pass, Ikon Pass, Mountain Collective—You Decide

Lucky for us skiers and snowboarders we have entered a new era with the most affordable ski pass pricing ever—and better yet, all of these passes are good to go at many resorts across the country. Here in Utah, the land of The Greatest Snow on Earth, we have SIX resorts where you can tap into one of these passes with benefits. The Epic Pass gives you access to and , the Ikon Pass puts you on the hill at , , , and , while the Mountain Collective Pass provides two days of skiing at and . ...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Earth, Skiing, Brighton, Alta, Snowbasin, Ikon, Deer Valley, Park City Mountain, Snowbasin Resort, Ski Utah, Silver Pass, Utah Yeti UTAH, Ikon Pass Ikon Base Blackout, Gold Pass Utah


Utah Ski Resort Uphill Policies During COVID-19

As many resorts in Utah suspend operations in support of our nation’s efforts to limit the spread and risks associated with COVID-19, some of you may be wondering if you can still venture out on your own at your favorite resort, without the chairlift. While some resorts will offer limited uphill access, not all do. Please be sure to check the resort's website before heading up to the mountain and please respect all policies and employees during this unprecedented time. For the most recent updat...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Snowbasin, Park City Mountain, Alta Ski Area, Brighton Resort, Woodward Park City


5 Unique Spots to Get a Drink in Utah Mountains

There are plenty of places to get a drink at resorts around Utah, but what makes a spot really stand out? After spending a few days tipping a couple back at numerous haunts around the mountains, things can blend together into a vague, nostalgic haze of walls adorned with retro ski gear and the inert ubiquitous trappings of upscale mountain contemporary decor.  I don’t want to send the wrong message here. I’m not above a $2 macrobrew tallboy from the local dive, a decadent cocktail served with a...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Salt Lake City, Park City, Deer Valley, St Bernard, Park City Mountain, Tram Club, Shooting Star Saloon, Star Burger, Viking Yurt, Tele Tony, Utah Mountains, Après Lounge, Veuve Clicquot Yurt


Resorts, Backcountry and the Rope Lines Between

Get off the top of the lift and your gaze will magnetically be drawn to the distance. Just beyond those intertwined tangles of orange and black boundary rope swaying in the wind are untouched swaths of powder that look like they’re just begging for some tracks. You might even see a lineup of shredders hiking out on a bluebird day to get the goods. Before joining the skin track or boot pack, make sure you’re prepared with the knowledge and gear required to safely navigate backcountry terrain. Let...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Catherine, Herbert, Red Pine Lodge, National Forest, Park City Mountain, James Peak, Utah Avalanche Center, Tele Tony, Ninety Nine 90 Express, Beacon Practice Parks Beacon, West end of Moonbeam


Park City, Utah, best things to do

There’s nothing worse than being on a ski vacation and having absolutely no interest in skiing. Ok, maybe not nothing worse, especially if you enjoy spending entire days inside a snowy condo with a good book. But should you want to get outside and explore, sometimes it seems ski towns really don’t offer much outside of eating, drinking, and… skiing. This is not the case, however, in Park City, Utah. The home of the famous Sundance Film Festival is also home to some fascinating history, unique...
Tags: Travel, Utah, America, Patagonia, Salt Lake City, Park City, Winter Vacation, All, Main Street, Waldorf Astoria, Park City Utah, Alamo, Woodward, Stein Eriksen Lodge, Rockwell, Park Avenue


40+ Ways to Save on Your Utah Ski Vacation

Updated with NEW tips for 2019-20! Your ski snowboard vacation doesn’t have to break the bank. There are plenty of ways to save on everything from lift tickets to gear, airfare, and lodging. Don’t miss these tips for saving money on your next trip. Lift Passes There are multiple ways to save on lift passes, especially if you plan in advance. Buy Multi-Day – Resorts such as , and more offer discounts when you buy multiple days at once. At Park City Mountain, for example, if you buy y...
Tags: Utah, Ebay, Sport, Skiing, Delta, Salt Lake City, North America, Park City, Costco, Albion, Alta, Sunnyside, KSL, Deer Valley, Park City Mountain, Ski Utah


Family Ski Resort Guide | Park City Mountain

Nearly endless terrain awaits discovery at . You’ll never grow tired of exploring the many nooks and crannies of this ski area spread over 17 peaks (yes, you read that correctly), 13 bowls, and 8 terrain parks, (one being the 22-foot superpipe where the pros train). With over 330 named trails encompassing more than 7,300 skiable acres, Park City holds the title as the largest ski area in the United States. In the 60’s, with an infusion of cash from the federal government, the United Park City Mi...
Tags: Utah, Sport, United States, Skiing, Salt Lake City, Park City, UTA, Mediterranean, Main Street, First Time, Gondolas, PCM, Crescent, Salt Lake, Bonanza, Georgeanna


Top Holiday Events at Utah's Ski Resorts

With the holidays fast approaching, many of Utah’s resorts are ready to welcome guests from near and far for some yuletide revelries. The family-friendly fun will include everything from tree-lighting ceremonies to skiing with Santa, torchlight parades, fine dining and fireworks. While not all of Utah’s resorts hold events specific to the holidays, every visitor can celebrate the winter season and ring in the New Year on Utah’s world-class snow and terrain. And that is a gift that keeps on givin...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Santa, Collins, Alta, Deer Valley, Eve Party, Park City Mountain, Great Gatsby, Snowbasin Resort, Brian Head, Eagle Point, Santa Squad, Santa Express, Santa Children


How To Ride The UTA Ski Bus - A Comprehensive Guide

 Updated: November 2019 Use this guide to learn how to utilize the Utah Transit Authority’s Ski Bus system or download the R.I.D.E. app to begin coordinating carpools and earning cool prizes . With the Cottonwood Canyon resorts adopting the R.I.D.E. app for coordinating carpools and the expansion of UTA's Ski Bus service to many of Utah’s major resorts for the 2019-20 season, it'll be far easier to catch a ride this winter. By hopping aboard the bus or committ...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Brighton, Salt Lake City, UTA, University of Utah, Ogden, Utah County, LAYTON, Utah Transit Authority, Lexi, Deer Valley, Harmon, Park City Mountain, UTA Customer Service


Ski Utah's Top 15 Après-ski Spots

I know what you're thinking: how can there possibly be 15 can't-miss bars in Utah? You might not even believe there are 15 bars in the entire state. I hear you. I've spent the better part of the past 15 years of my life extensively researching myriad bars, lounges, restaurants, and ski resort parking lots in Utah, in search of the ultimate après-ski scene. My conclusion: How can you pick one? I couldn't, but I narrowed it down to my top 15... and a few honorable mentions. Below you will find t...
Tags: Utah, Molly, Sport, PBR, Skiing, Brighton, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Park City, Collins, Waldorf Astoria, Alta, Heidi, Bernard, Jerry, Salt Lake


Ski Utah's Top 16 Après-ski Spots

I know what you're thinking: how can there possibly be 16 can't-miss bars in Utah? You might not even believe there are 16 bars in the entire state. I hear you. I've spent the better part of the past 16 years of my life extensively researching myriad bars, lounges, restaurants, and ski resort parking lots in Utah, in search of the ultimate après-ski scene. My conclusion: How can you pick one? I couldn't, but I narrowed it down to my top 16... and a few honorable mentions. Below you will find t...
Tags: Utah, Molly, Sport, PBR, Skiing, Brighton, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Park City, Collins, Waldorf Astoria, Alta, Heidi, Bernard, Jerry, Salt Lake


Best ski resorts for mountain biking

Just because the snow is melting doesn’t mean the chairlifts stop running. Bike parks are popping up at mountain resorts across the US and Canada, and you don’t have to be an expert to ride them. A good mountain bike park offers both downhill trails that challenge your technical skills and cross-country trails that test your endurance. If the park crew mixes in a collection of berms, bumps, and trestles, that’s a recipe for pure success. You can find solid bike parks at ski resorts across the...
Tags: Travel, US, Canada, United States, Mountain Biking, New Mexico, North America, Ski Resorts, Park City, Mont Sainte Anne, Andorra, Downhill, Chamonix, All, Quebec City, Salt Lake City International Airport


Summer at Utah's Resorts 2019

Take a break from the valley heat and head to the mountains this summer. Once there, you'll find great food, mountain biking, music, festivals and other summer activities. Below you'll find a summary of what you can expect from each resort. Pstttt, if you're looking for more information on the outdoor music scene, we've put together a full list of Utah's outdoor concerts. Let us know in the comments below if we're missing something you really enjoy from a Utah resort. Alta offered ...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Mountain, Skiing, Nashville, Ziggy Marley, Alta, Snowbasin, Michael Franti, Deer Valley Resort, Blitzen, Park City Mountain, Rodney Atkins, Wildcat, Brian Head, Eagle Point


How to Navigate Sundance Mountain Resort

This post is part of a series on how to navigate a new ski area for the first time. For all of my general tips, read my first post, How to Navigate a New Mountain.  is known for a commitment to the environment, art and exceptional service. It’s stunningly beautiful both in winter and summer and I highly suggest adding it to your bucket list. Like any new mountain, it will take a little while to find your way around, but Sundance is easier to navigate than most. Here are my tips for enjoying al...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Ray, Sundance, Jake, Upper Village, Park City Mountain, New Mountain, Flathead, Bear Claw, Wild Flower, Lower Village, Upper Village Keep, Mountain Host Tour, Arrowhead Lift


Spring Skiing Deals

Spring is the ideal time to get on the slopes. The weather is warmer, base depths are deep and there's the occasional big storm that rolls through and provides a refresh. From spring specific passes to buying early for next year (and skiing now!), here's how to get on the slopes this spring. Anyone with a season’s pass to any resort in the world gets 50% off day tickets starting March 18.Ski and ride until closing day in April 2019 with Brighton’s spring pass - on sale for $199.Stay Longer, S...
Tags: Utah, US, Sport, Skiing, Brighton, Snowbasin, Ikon, Park City Mountain, Ski Utah


Utah "I do's" With Mountain Views

Most outdoor enthusiasts dream of getting married in the fresh mountain air. I too had that dream and was able to fulfill it this summer at Deer Valley Resort. My husband Matt and I did a lot of research before deciding where to tie the knot and I thought I'd share what we found with you. With so many unique mountain resorts and wedding venues in Utah, it was difficult to choose the one for us. Below you'll find my research and I hope it will help you make your decision easy!  offers gorgeou...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Matt, Snowbasin, Alyssa, Park City Mountain, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Silver Lake Lodge, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Valley Lodge Skylodge Arbor Lodge, Bower Lodge All


Top Ten Utah Trophy Lines

Skiing and riding in Utah provides not only The Greatest Snow on Earth but also some of the best terrain in the world. During a good snow year there are opportunities to get on some of the most unique lines in the country. From steep chutes to sprawling fields of powder and perfectly molded natural halfpipes, these Utah lines often take patience and cooperation of Mother Nature. When granted access on the right day they can provide the best turns of your season. We often see GoPro video of these...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Brighton, Broadway, Road, Park City, Cirque, Daly, Provo, Wasatch, Mount Baldy, Park City Mountain, Lightning Ridge, Great Scott, James Peak


The 25 coolest towns in America

The 25 coolest towns in America: 2018 Photo: Sean Pavone/Shutterstock B ig, sexy cities get a lot of the hype in the world of American travel. Millions of people and easily accessible airports will do that. But as cities become prohibitively expensive and vacations get shorter, smaller towns have become appealing options. Talented chefs and creative entrepreneurs are going where the cost of doing business is cheaper, and what results ar...
Tags: Travel Planning, America, Cities, Coolest Cities, United States


Best of Summer On-Mountain Dining and Drinks

Ski resorts are literally the coolest summer spots in Utah. From hiking to zip-lining, they’re not only cooler than lower elevations, they host a ton of activities for the whole family.  And then there is the culinary scene...delectable bites and full-on gluttonous events at altitude often served with sweeping views. Several Utah cities have been recognized as culinary hotspots by Zagat, Wine Enthusiast, and Conde Nast. But Utah’s most innovative farm to table menus aren’t limited to bustling d...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Alta, John Paul, Snowbasin, Canyons Village, Wasatch, Deer Valley, Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain, John Paul Lodge, Earl 's Lodge, Needles Lodge, George Lackey, Saloon


Like Riding A Bike

The snow is rapidly melting and making its way into Utah’s rivers and reservoirs. And while there are still a few turns to be had in the upper elevations of the Wasatch and Uinta ranges, it’s time to turn your skiing focus towards your favorite off-season activities. For some that means wetting a line, hitting the links, pushing peaks, or leading a multi-pitch. For others, that means bringing the bike out of the garage, throwing on some chain lube, putting some air in the tires and going for a b...
Tags: Utah, Sport, United States, Idaho, Skiing, Moab, Salt Lake City, Bob, Park City, St George, Highland, Don, University of Utah, Salt Lake County, Utah County, Draper


Summer Fun at Utah Ski Resorts 2018

Ski-town locals know resorts are a great place in both winter and summer. The high elevation and rugged terrain combine to provide not only great skiing but lots of summer activities as well. We researched summer activities, concerts, and events at Utah’s ski areas and found so much it wouldn’t all fit in this post. However, I’m going to try to share as much as I can! If you’re ready to summer like a ski-town local, keep reading. From zip-lines to roller coasters, you’ll have various adventu...
Tags: Utah, Mountains, UK, California, Sport, Skiing, Brighton, Park City, Belle, Forest Service, Continental, Ray, Sundance, Mark, Michelle Zauner, Don