Skiing in Utah
Due to the Greatest Snow on Earth, there are ten world-class ski resorts within an hour’s drive from Salt Lake City’s International Airport. In the winter, Utah’s mountains average over 500 inches of snowfall. One of the snowiest places in the world is Alta Ski Resort in Cottonwood Canyon. It has the longest ski season and the deepest snow with an average of 551 inches of snow per year. Visitors from all over the world ski Utah.
The 2002 Winter Olympics were held mainly in Salt Lake City and Park City and secured Utah’s reputation as one of the best ski destinations. Utah’s premier winter ski resort facilities also train amateur and professional athletes, making skiing in Utah a remarkable travel experience.