Slope Dope

PHOTO BY JOHN SHAFER // Powder Mountain

Few cities claim such good fortune as to have 11 ski resorts within a one-hour drive that get over 500 inches of snow annually. Take a short drive on Interstate 80 up Parley’s Canyon to get to Park City, home to Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort and The Canyons. Head south on Interstate 15 to I-215, and then east up Big or Little Cottonwood canyons to ski Brighton, Solitude, Alta or Snowbird. North of Salt Lake City is Ogden Valley, home to Snowbasin, Powder Mountain and Wolf Creek. To the south in Utah County is Provo Canyon, home to Sundance Resort.

While Utah’s world-class snow and slopes are worth the trip alone, another reason to hit the resorts is the variety of food and lodging. Since people go to resorts for an array of reasons and with diverse amounts of cash, our guide divides food and lodging into three categories based on how thick your wallet is: Ski Bum, Standard Ski Addict and Superstar. Continue reading here.

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