Utah skiing holidaysSkiing & snowboarding in Utah
Utah ski vacations are one of America's most popular when it comes to alpine sports. Set amidst the spectacular Wasatch mountain range that contain some of the highest peaks in central North America, Utah is the ideal destination to relax, have fun and enjoy the spectacular scenery.
There are 14 world class ski resorts in Utah with most being an hours drive of Salt Lake City, the gateway to Utah ski country. Park City Mountain Resort is literally just 15 minutes drive from Park City! Being so close togther, being on a Utah ski vacation means you can sample several resorts on the same trip which is highly recommended as each mountain village has its own charm and character.
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The ski area enjoys exceptionally good snowfall from mid-November to the end of April, with an average of nearly 8m of powder every year.
Featured Utah Ski Resorts
Offering a warm and very friendly stay, the main Utah ski vacation resorts are excellent value and provide nothing less than the highest quality in service and fantastic lodging for you to enjoy your vacation. From the traditional cosy villages to the modern cosmopolitan resorts, there is something for all budgets and tastes.
Utah offers so much variety in its apres ski. Pretty much anything, from quiet family holidays to partying round the clock is possible. Generally speaking, you will find lively, vibrant après ski in all the ski resorts plus Salt Lake City is always an option.
If you are skiing in Canyons, Park City Mountain Resort, or Deer Valley then your apres-ski will certainly involve the bars and restaurants in Park City. Popular hang-outs are the Viking Yurt and No Name Saloon in the centre of town.
If you are skiing at Snowbasin, Nordic Valley, or Powder Mountain then your evening apres-ski after a few drinks at the base lodges will revolve around the cafes, bars and clubs in Ogden - the town where most of the ski lodging is situated. Popular places to go include...
For Alta, Canyon and Snowbird resorts, the main place to eat and drink is the Sitzmark Club avove the Alta Lodge lobby.
Things to See & Do in Utah
Utah offers so much variety in terms of what do see and do for all ages. From day trips to one of the nearby lakes to visting one of the national parks such as Zion or Bryce. A few suggestions....
Zion National Park
Zion National Park is a southwest Utah nature preserve distinguished by Zion Canyon’s steep red cliffs. Zion Canyon Scenic Drive cuts through its main section, leading to forest trails along the Virgin River. The river flows to the Emerald Pools, which have waterfalls and a hanging garden. Also along the river, partly through deep chasms, is Zion Narrows wading hike.
Skiing on the Marmolada is not to be missed - from Arabba it takes around 40 mins skiing to the base cable car and then a further 2 cable cars to get to the top. The best known run is the Bellunese from Punta Rocca at 3300m down to Malga Ciapela, a vertical drop of 1800m and 12km long - truly amazing and stunning scenery all the way.
Also on the Marmolada, you can ski the Great War Tour. Between 1915 and 1918, Austrian and Italian troops fought on and around the Marmolada. They dug ice caves for shelter which can still be visited today.
Our view on Utah Ski Vacations
Utah is a year round destination with warm summer months for hiking, mountain biking and watersports whilst the winter is a mecca for snow sports. With 14 ski resorts dotted around Salt Lake City, there is superb skiing for all abilities. With uncrowded pistes, forest trails, rolling pastures and panoramic views, a ski holiday in a Utah vacation rental takes some beating.
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