Utah Travel Information
For Extreme Snow Sports & Ski Vacations
Are you looking for an adventure vacation and winter travel destination?
Utah has it all and you can find all the Utah travel information you need here.
There are 13 Ski areas in Utah and nearly 1200 ski runs within a 30 mile drive from the Salt Lake City airport.
What are you waiting for?
Here are my travel tips and suggestions for ski vacations to Utah.
Where to Go:
Park City, Utah or at any of the ski resorts
When to Go:
Recommend: Spring Skiing for the best snow and weather.
Note: Do not try to go during Sundance Film Festival, it will be overrun with celebrities and you will pay way too much for a place to stay if you can even find one.
How long should you stay:
Recommended places to stay during your ski vacations:
VRBO condos, condos and condos in Park City
Park City Reservation for even more options to choose from for every budget
Ski Resorts/Runs to Hit:
PCMR = Park city Mountain Resort
Hike & Ski the Peak
Hit the Crescent and Motherlode lifts for terrific tree skiing
Jupiter Bowl for backcountry-like runs
Hidden Splendor is an amazing run
Note: Gets crowded during peak times, avoid the Silverlode chair midday
Snowbird = Average of 500″ of snow
Great Scott run is in a wide open bowl and one of the steepest runs in North America.
Chip’s Run has it all in just one run.
Tiger Tail run is a must but you will have to check with the patrol on when they will open it.
Note: The road through Little Cottonwood Canyone is known to close during big storms.
Alta = #1 ranking for snow but it is snowboarder free. A two planker resort only.
This is the real ski experience.
Alf’s High Rustler is known for a “perfect fall line”
Eddie’s High Nowhere includes some climbing before the 1,000 foot drop run.
Note: Alaska Mountain Guides is right behind the Alta resort and offers backcountry skiing starting at $85 for a half day.
Deer Valley = Another no snowboarders rule, skiiers only resort.
Signature run is Stein’s Way and it is 4,500 feet long and made for giant-slalom-style turns, named after the Olympian Stein Eriksen.
Take the Empire Lift to Supreme run.
Canyons = Vertical drop of 3,190 feet
Head over to Ninety-Nine 90 for blacks and double blacks, hit the Charlie Brown and Red Pines Chutes runs
Ski LonePine, Yard Sale, After Shock double black runs
Hike the Murdock Bowl off the Super Condor
More local & smaller resorts:
Brighton = Local’s favorite with “killer snow”
Check out Sunshine for incredible views.
There is awesome backcountry access here.
Solitude = No liftlines or crowds but deep snow
Cathedral Bowl off the Summit chair
Challenger is the best for a steep, challenging run.
Snowbasin = 3,000 vertical feet and 3,000 acres & no crowds
Check out the runs off Strawberry Express Gondola
The Grizzly Downhill is a run from the top to the bottom of the resort and for adventurers looking to prove their skills.
This was the men’s downhill run for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
Heli-Ski Tours through Wasatch Powderbird Guides for the extreme snow sports enthusiast
Utah Travel Information for Apres Ski Activities:
Must Hit Restaurants In Park City:
- Flanagan’s on Main – fun, Irish pub
- High West Distillery & Saloon – the only ski-in gastro-distillery in the world!
- El Chubasco – authentic Mexican & great burritos
Talisker On Main – try the Chef’s Tasting Menu, you won’t be sorry
- The Spur Bar & Grill – great bar with live music
Other Extreme Snow Sports Available:
- Zip Tour Adventure in Canyons
- Snowmobile tours next to Canyons
- Dog sledding at the Stillman Ranch
- Bobsled Rides at Utah Olympic Park
Contact me if you have any questions or would like additional Utah Travel Information. I am here to help plan your adventure vacation.