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Ski Utah Resort Histories | Nordic Valley

The History of Nordic Valley Established: 1968 Claim to Fame: Leading up to the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, the Austrian downhill skiers used as a training venue before their events. The slopes of Nordic Valley proved lucky as they went on to win numerous medals including Fritz Strobl's impressive winning time of 1:39:13 on the Men's Grizzly Downhill course at . Unique Character: 
Nordic Valley is the only resort in Utah (excluding Woodward Park City) that opens 100% of its terrain for ...
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Ski Utah Resort Histories | Snowbasin Resort

The History of Snowbasin Resort Established: 1940 Claim to Fame: Can you survive a high-octane Winter Olympic-caliber ski run? The Grizzly and Wildflower downhill runs for the 2002 Games are located at , accessible via the Allen Peak tram. The courses were designed by former Swiss ski racer Bernhard Russi and are considered some of the most difficult Olympic racecourses.Unique Character: Feel the thrill of Olympic gold by catching a lift on the Allen Peak Tram. It’s one of only two jib-back ...
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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


Getting Outside in Utah’s Amusement Capital

words by Julia PartainWith all of the reasons (physically and mentally) to seek solace in the outdoors these days, Mother Nature makes it easy and affordable to play outside when you , Utah’s Amusement Capital. Located north of Salt Lake City, and minutes from the new , Davis County is your year-round recreation and entertainment destination!While widely known for their six amusement centers, 10 golf courses and hundreds of shopping and dining options, Davis boasts a mountain of opportunities fo...
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Jim Steenburgh: Secrets of The Greatest Snow on Earth

Don't you just love it when you have to pick up your phone to call your boss back home. 'Hey, really sorry, but we just got snowed in with 60 inches of new snow. We can't get back to the airport. We're stuck up this mountain canyon.' Now that's a great ski trip! For over a half century, Utah has been known to skiers and riders as the home of The Greatest Snow on Earth. But what's the science behind it? Do you know the three ingredients to creating great powder? And what role does Goldilocks...
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The best ski resorts in Utah and where to stay

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Sundance Mountain Resort Utah is home to 15 ski areas, from laid-back local favorites to luxury resorts, so there's plenty of variety.We've rounded up the best ski resorts across the state, plus the best ski hotels to stay at for each area.It's peak ski season when prices surge, and hotels currently range from $219 to $747 per night to start.Read more: Is skiing safe right now? Here are the risk fa...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, Cdc, America, Trends, Salt Lake City, Park City, East Coast, Robert Redford, Sundance, Alta, Redford, Stein Eriksen Lodge, Snowbasin, Canyons Village, Butch Cassidy


COVID-19: Innovating a New Approach to Service

Have you been skiing or riding this year? If so, you've experienced a new sensation - standing atop a snow-covered ridgeline, soaking in the alpine peaks and feeling a small freedom from the COVID-19 restrictions that have ruled your life for eight months. Utah's resorts have been busy since last March, innovating ways to get open, stay open and provide a safe and meaningful experience for guests. In this episode of Last Chair, we visited some of Utah's iconic resorts to learn how they are manag...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Park, Skiing, Alan, Suzy, Albion, Collins, Sarah, Grace, Tom, Don, Alta, Brandon, Julie, Southern Hemisphere


Ski Utah's Grab & Go Dining and Restaurant Guide

This winter, for shredders and skiers, resorts are expanding access to quick-n-easy options for snacks and meals-to-go along with slopeside dining outdoors. Resorts are helping mitigate the spread of Covid-19 by making more to-go food options available and reducing indoor dining capacity. Every action matters and by avoiding indoor dining and practicing responsible hygiene, we can all help to safeguard the health of travelers, our mountain communities, over-extended health care workers and re...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Brighton, Tracy, John, Bronx, Albion, Collins, Caribbean, Alta, Sunnyside, Lexi, Snowbasin, Deer Valley, Taos


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 ...
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Ski Utah Lift Ticket Reservation Guide

Updated November 2020  It'll be an excellent thing to bust outside and enjoy some Vitamin N (and D) on the slopes this winter. Skiers and snowboarders are lucky in that our sport lends itself well to the concept of social distancing and making healthy choices during the Covid-19 pandemic. As of early November, all Ski Utah resorts are slated to open and operate this winter. While visiting the mountain will look a bit different this year—visit our guide here—with a little bit of planning and for...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Brighton, Brian, Park City, Costco, Albion, Summit County, Don, Alta, Woodward, Lexi, Snowbasin, Beaver, Ikon


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's Top Vacation Rental Properties

It’s a little known (but rapidly spreading) fact that the cure for COVID-induced cabin fever is a vacation home rental in Northern Utah. Closed borders and long quarantines abroad mean more and more Americans are making 2020 the year they trade in their European destinations for domestic travel, kids and pets in tow. Closed borders and long quarantines abroad mean more and more American’s are making 2020 the year they trade in their European destinations for domestic travel. Perhaps hoping fo...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Salt Lake City, Casey, Snowbasin, Canyons Village, Wasatch, Deer Valley, Mountain Village, Powder Mountain, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Vacasa, Red Pine Gondola, Old Town Park City, Snowblaze


Ogden Valley's Best Accommodations

While Park City and Salt Lake City demand much of the attention from travelers looking to ski or snowboard in Utah, there’s a hidden gem for outdoor recreators in this state: Ogden Valley.Ogden Valley is less than 60 minutes away from the , making it an easy Uber/Lyft or shuttle ride to your lodging of choice. And from there, your possibilities are endless. Ski at , a charming resort with great lift access and snow-cat skiing, ride at , whose stunning vistas make it feel like you’re skiing in Eu...
Tags: Europe, Utah, Sport, Skiing, Salt Lake City, Paul Mitchell, Eden, Rose, Huntsville, Ogden, Wasatch Range, Courtney, Snowbasin, Uber Lyft, The Observatory, Powder Mountain


Utah Date Night Ideas

It's been a long hot summer and we don't want you succumbing to the notion that romance is dead. By now you're certainly sick of Netflix and noshing on your favorite takeout food at home. Extract your S.O. from the couch with these fun date night ideas for Northern Utah. DIY Oktoberfest — Growlers-To-Go You know that dismal feeling on Sunday when your fridge is empty and Utah’s liquor stores are closed? Fear not, Sundays are not as desolate as they once were in the old Beehive State. S...
Tags: Garden, Utah, Sport, Netflix, Skiing, Broadway, Park City, Pebble Beach, Northern Utah, Lexi, Snowbasin, Wasatch, Deer Valley, Antelope Island State Park, Bonneville Salt Flats, Ogden Valley


The Best Lift-Served Bike Trail at Every Utah Resort

Each summer as The Greatest Snow on Earth recedes from the slopes of Utah’s famed ski resorts, ribbons of dirt emerge revealing an intricate network of mountain bike trails weaving their way down mountainsides. Fields of untouched powder and immaculately manicured corduroy corridors transform into sun-kissed, gravity-fueled gauntlets of dirt and rock. With Utah resorts spinning the lifts for mountain bikers during summer, there’s no need to kick your gravity addiction just because it’s warm out....
Tags: Utah, Sport, Earth, Skiing, Red Bull, Tank, Ncs, Woodward, Barney Rubble, CMG, Snowbasin, Brian Head, NORBA, Tele Tony, Utah Resort, Silver Queen Starting


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...
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Stunning Sunset Hikes in Utah

Utah’s mountainous scenery is best complemented by a dramatic sunset... From north to south, we've done the research to help you get your sunset hike fix. We recommend coordinating your hike with a full moon for maximum effect (and a safer descent)! Don’t forget to pack your headlamp and your camera before you set off to enjoy one of Utah’s many jaw-dropping landscapes draped in the beguiling light of golden hour.  Malan’s Peak Trail, Ogden  For dramatic views in Ogden, consider Malan’s P...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Antelope Island, Salt Lake City, Park City, Main Street, Erika, Ogden, Great Salt Lake, Lexi, Snowbasin, Wasatch, Malan, Antelope Island State Park, Little Cottonwood Canyon


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 . ...
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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


Ski & Ride FREE at Snowbasin This Spring!

There’s exciting news for those who wish to explore the 3,000 vertical feet and 3,000 acres of playful terrain at . If you’re ready to commit to a world-class destination encompassing grooming excellence, terrain parks galore, powder stashes, delicious food, well-appointed restaurant lodges, and a scarcity of crowds, the Snowbasin Resort 2020-2021 Season Pass is now on sale with an unbeatable special... The Goods: Guests who purchase a 20-21’ Value or Premier Snowbasin Season Pass may ski th...
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Q&A With an Avalanche Dog Handler

Have you ever been curious about what goes on behind the scenes with the ski patrol avalanche rescue dogs? Well, wonder no more because with the help of the great people over at all your big questions have been answered. 1.     Recruitment Process   Acquisition :  The majority of all avalanche dogs come from a breeder; at they use several different breeders for their dogs.      Sometimes other working dogs will be repurposed to become avalanche dogs.    Most Common/Favored Bre...
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Utah Powder and Steeps, Without the Crowds

Head north from Salt Lake City to visit Snowbasin and Powder Mountain, relatively undiscovered gems of the state’s ski scene.
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Resort Spas to make this Valentine's week a treat!

Let's be honest, we're not easy on our bodies—our bodies take a beating, which is why it is so important to set aside time to relax and recover after long days on the mountain. One of the spas I recently visited, and absolutely love, is Spa Montage, located in the mountains at Deer Valley. Spa Montage takes care of you before you can even step one foot outside of your car. Valet parking makes it easy and convenient to make it to the spa on time with a relaxed mind. Or you could always cruise i...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Valentine, Snowbasin, Alyssa, Brian Head, Reméde Spa, Nordic Valley, Deer Valley Spa Montage, St Regis Park City Area, Waldorf Astoria Spa


Ensuring Utah Skiing's Future

Nirvana is the silent burst of innumerable stellar dendrites. It’s what skiers and snowboarders live for. The Greatest Snow on Earth. There’s a reason we write about it on our license plates. Utah’s snow is the result of a fortuitous cavalcade of factors—the perfect blend of density, moisture, and quantity—creating a fragile balance. The operative word there is fragile. The uncomfortable irony is our desire to experience the ethereal charms of powder threaten its very existence, and our...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Salt Lake City, Park City, Alta, Vail Resorts, Beehive State, Snowbasin, Ski City, Beerman, Kimball Junction, Tele Tony, Andy Beerman, Breckenridge Frisco Durango, Vail Resorts Alterra Mountain Company Powdr Corp


Utah Ski Resort Parking Guide

We've all been there. Trying to find a parking place in a busy lot or simply looking for a convenient place to drop the family off before parking. No one likes to spend time worrying about where they'll park before a day on the slopes, so we've done our research to make your resort arrival a bit easier. Before we dive into parking, here are a few tips to avoid parking all together. 1. Ride the UTA Ski BusThe Ski Bus picks up at several locations throughout the Salt Lake Valley and beyond includ...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Brighton, Salt Lake City, Park City, UTA, Albion, Snowbasin, Canyons Village, Ikon, Deer Valley Resort, Salt Lake Valley, Park City Mountain Resort, Silver Lake Lodge, Brighton Resort


Après on the Way Home

Ah, après. The co-opted French colloquialism we use to describe a vaguely European conceptualization of post-ski leisure. With apologies to the venerable baguette, it may be the single greatest thing we’ve adopted from our neighbors across the pond. To many, après is the exclusive provenance of establishments where you can step straight from your skis to a barstool, and I wouldn’t deign to tell them differently. Any and all après is good après, after all. I will, however, advocate for a differen...
Tags: Utah, Sport, PBR, Skiing, Salt Lake City, Park City, Patrick Swayze, Huntsville, Sundance Resort, Ogden, Snowbasin, St Bernard, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Shooting Star Saloon, Cottonwood Canyons, Ranch House


Family Ski Resort Guide | Snowbasin Resort

Near Ogden Utah lies a resort that feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of city life, freeways, traffic, and civilization. Discover , an official 2002 Winter Olympic venue known for its bowls, glades, powder stashes, tremendous groomers, fine dining, and luxe amenities. With nearly 3,000 acres of terrain, Snowbasin has no shortage of topography for families to explore. Just try and see if you can ski from the top of the Needles Gondola to the bottom without stopping—we dare you—it’s a re...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Norway, Salt Lake City, UTA, Raptors, Ogden Utah, Gondolas, Becker, John Paul, Ogden, Salt Lake, Earl, Lake City, LAYTON


Family Ski Resort Guide | Nordic Valley

Family-friendly vibes and a low-key atmosphere make an ideal destination for those looking for a ski area where they can relax off the beaten track. Primarily a locals’ hill, Nordic Valley is typically free of crowds and the friendly prices are easy on the wallet. The area’s abundant gentle terrain is approachable for skiers or boarders who have never ever tried the sport. For people new to winter sports, the slopes of Nordic Valley can be a lot less overwhelming than those of Utah’s larger, bu...
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Childcare on the Slopes

When you are skiing, there may come a time in which you need childcare. Sometimes you just need someone to watch your little ones, so that you can enjoy some time on the slopes. Maybe you’re taking a family vacation and want some free time to ski. Perhaps your kids need some one-on-one ski time. Whatever the reason, there are options at many Utah resorts. Children’s CenterThey guarantee childcare for every reservation made within 24 hours of care needed. The Alta Children’s Center is a ...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Park City, Snowbasin, Children 's Center, Alta Children 's Center, ServicesAlta, Little Adventurers Children s Center