Epic Ski Resorts Near Salt Lake City, Utah

Emma Lee

It's a commonly known fact that Utah has the "greatest snow on earth". (Don't believe me? Google Utah license plates for proof). And where there's the greatest snow on earth, there's the greatest skiing on earth. People from all over the world come to enjoy skiing in the Utah mountains that were home to the 2002 Winter Olympics. Utah's capital, Salt Lake City, is home to some of Utah's best ski resorts. Whether beginner or expert skier, family vacation or solo trip, the Wasatch mountains have a ski run for everyone. Here are the best ski resorts in SLC according to me, a Utah native.

Tags: Family Travel, Girls trips, Group travel, Skiing, Snowboarding, Off the beaten path

  • Brighton Resort, United States

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      Brighton Resort was the first ski resort to open in Utah, so it is well-loved in the Utah ski and snowboard community. This laid-back resort is excellent for beginner and intermediate skiers, including families, who want to enjoy some good old-fashioned ski time. The resort lacks many of the frills that other Utah ski resorts, but there's something so great about the simplicity of the area. Plus, Brighton skiers have a unique tradition of ending a day of skiing in the parking lot with warm drinks.

  • Solitude Mountain Resort, United States

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      Solitude Ski Resort provides visitors with exactly what its name says. . . solitude. Though Solitude is the smallest and quietest of the SLC ski resorts, it should not be skipped. The resort's excellent tree skiing is perfect for intermediate and advanced skiers. Solitude features a small mountain village with some shops and a spa. Those who are not as confident skiers with enjoy the resort's Nordic ski center perfect for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing! One big plus is that equipment rental here is quite affordable!

  • Snowbird Ski Resort Heliport, United States

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      A mere 29 miles from Salt Lake International Airport is another stunning ski resort perfect for intermediate and advanced skiers. Snowbird Ski Resort is the perfect place to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit by breathing in the fresh mountain air, flying down the slope, and relaxing at a spa. Here, travelers from all budgets can enjoy comfortable accommodations, delicious dining, and fun events like live music concerts. With 500+ inches of fresh powder each year, Snowbird has the longest ski season of any SLC ski resort.

  • Park City Ski Resorts, Weather & Snow Report in Park City, United States

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      Just 40 minutes from Salt Lake City is Utah's most famous ski resort-- Park City. This bustling ski resort is all glitz and glamour with world-class skiing, modern accommodations, fine dining restaurants, hopping nightlife, and luxurious spas. After a long day of skiing the largest ski hill in the country, visitors can explore Park City's great arts and culture scene. The resort is the host of star-studded events like the Sundance Film Festival and all kinds of music concerts.

  • Alta Ski Area, United States

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      Located just a 30-minute drive outside of Salt Lake City, Alta Ski Resort is a beloved skiing destination. The resort lives by the motto " Alta is for skiers". Alta's old-timey, no-nonsense charm allows skiers to focus on what's most important to them-- skiing and making lasting memories. Alta has tracks for skiers of all levels, allowing everyone to experience the "life is good" feeling.