Ski Resorts Starting to Open for Business

November 28th, 2017

As the winter storms begin to plow through the mountains and valleys alike, many ski resorts are starting to open up their slopes for any who wish to ski! The first resort to open, this past Tuesday, was Brighton. Brighton has currently opened around 3 slopes for 2 ski lifts, and is planning to open more in the coming few weeks, with ticket prices starting at $45, and the total amount being sold limited to avoid overcrowding.

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However, on November 22nd, just one day after Brighton had opened its doors, two other ski resorts had opened theirs! Both the Snowbird and Park City/Canyon ski resorts were allowing anxious skiers down their slopes. In the span of just two days, it would seem that the corporate race of the 2017-2018 ski season had begun!

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However, there are still many competitors who are looking to make a powerful entrance once the month passes. Alta ski resort has its projected opening day at December 1st, and Brian Head has scheduled a temporary 3-day opening on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of December!

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Utah Ski Season’s Kicking Off — Hoping for our Third Record Year in a Row!

November 17th, 2017

It’s mid-November, and natural snow is found in high concentration at the highest mountain elevations, Ski Utah President Nathan Rafferty observed Tuesday in his annual news conference to kick off the ski season.

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But with cold-enough temperatures most every night, snow-making machines will allow a handful of resorts to open a few of their runs for Thanksgiving weekend. And, with any luck,  this winter’s storm pattern will duplicate last year’s, producing abundant mountain snow and another year of record visitation at all Utah’s 14 active resorts.

Optimistic, Rafferty said he believes the mid-August purchase of Deer Valley by a company that has yet to select a name reflects positively on the state’s growing reputation as a ski destination.

“It’s indicative of people wanting to do business in Utah,” he said of the sale to the company now challenging Vail Resorts for supremacy in the ski industry.

In just the past year, the unnamed company formed by KSL Capital Partners and Henry Crown and Co. has put together an intimidating group of resorts, including four around Aspen in Colorado, three in the Lake Tahoe area of California and now Deer Valley in Utah. “Our industry is on a tear,” Rafferty said. “This is the place to be.” Utah’s dozen or so resorts were all independently owned. But in the last few years, six of the seven resorts in the Cottonwood canyons and Summit County have changed owners, with Alta being the only exception.

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“I know of nothing happening on the horizon,” said Rafferty. “November is hand-wringing month, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed and looking forward to what we think will be a third record year in a row. Momentum is on our side.”

And momentum has been on the Utah’s ski industry’s side since the winter of 2001-02 — Salt Lake City’s Olympic winter — when just under 3 million skiers and snowboarders hit the slopes. Since then, visitation has blossomed steadily, peaking last winter at a new record high of 4,584,658, which beat the previous record (set just a season earlier) by 125,000.

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Ski Utah’s also focused its sales campaign in California, Texas, New York, Australia, France and the United Kingdom, Rafferty said. That promotion complements the Utah Office of Tourism’s winter campaign, dubbed “Mountain Time,” which puts emphasis on just how little time is spent reaching resorts from Salt Lake City International Airport, leaving more time for family, friends, and fun.

Dave Williams, the office’s associate managing director, said the $3.5 million campaign has been launched digitally in Chicago and in East Coast markets — New York; Boston; and Washington, D.C. — and will begin later this winter along the West Coast.

Television advertising also is planned in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, claimed Rafferty, with billboards in Las Vegas touting two southwestern Utah resorts, Brian Head and Eagle Point.

Are you interested in observing Utah’s Ski Season for yourself? Feel free to call one of our agents at (801)544-1800 to book & save on a vacation today!

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Solitude 2017 – 2018 Ski Season Info

November 14th, 2017

Solitude Ski Resort has given out some of its information for the 2017-2018 skiing season! Some of the information for the resort includes:

  • Season Dates: 12/2/17 – 4/15/18
  • Operating Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Snow Report Number: 801-536-5777

And for the mountain:

  • Base Elevation (bottom of Eagle Express):  8,005’ (2,440m)
  • Village Elevation: 8,207’ (2,501.5m)
  • Top Elevation (top of Summit Express): 10,035’ (3,059m)
  • Vertical Drop: 2,030’ (619m)
  • Skiable Area: 1,200 acres
  • Glade Skiing: No acreage number has been recorded. A vast amount of the upper mountain offers gladed skiing in Honeycomb Canyon, Headwall Forest and Evergreen.
  • Number of Runs: 77 named runs
  • 10% Beginner; 40% Intermediate; 50% Advanced/Expert
  • Terrain Areas: 5
  • Nordic Track: 12 named runs
  • Number of Lifts: 8
  • 4 High-speed Quads
  • 2 Quads
  • 1 Triple
  • 1 Double
  • Uphill Lift Capacity: over 15,308 people per hour
  • Average Annual Snowfall: 500 inches
  • Snowmaking Coverage: 5 lifts (including the Magic Carpet) / 14 runs / 150 acres
  • Groomed acreage: 254 acres
  • Nordic Center: nearly 20 kilometers set for classic and skate skiing and 10 kilometers for snowshoeing

If you have any questions about how the ski resort is looking for the 2017-2018 skiing season, feel free to call us and contact one of our agents at (801)544-1800 today! You can also call Solitude’s previously listed Snow Report Number (801-536-5777) for information on how the resort’s snowfall is doing!

Salt Lake Ski Vacation Packages from Utahstate.com

November 9th, 2017

When you stay in Salt Lake City, Utah’s top ski resorts are only a short drive away.  It’s your home base because four of Utah’s best ski resorts are within 30 miles of the city: Alta, Snowbird, Solitude and Brighton. Salt Lake City accommodations have many advantages. Most notably, skiers and snowboarders can easily hop around to the region’s aforementioned renowned ski resorts. Nothing beats a Ski Utah vacation because we are the home of “The Greatest Snow on Earth”. A Salt Lake vacation is ideal for someone looking for affordable lodging options, nice urban comforts and attractions and a close proximity to world-class ski resorts.  Additionally, staying in Salt Lake provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience a new city and its many dining, nightlife and places of interest, which include 1,300 restaurants and 125 bars. And, of course, very nice people.

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If the convenience of Salt Lake sounds like the type of winter ski and snowboard destination you’ve been dreaming of, start the booking process today. You can begin by searching our lodigng inventory. Leave the heavy-lifting to Snelgrove Travel and the ski desk at UtahState.com knowledgeable ski Utah vacation Specialists. They can help you customize your ideal Salt Lake ski vacation package, including accommodations, air travel, ground transportation, lift tickets, ski or snowboard rentals, activities to events around town and more.

On average, Salt Lake City ski resorts like Alta and Snowbird receive 500+ inches of snow annually.Salt Lake City skiing provides skiers with unrivaled convenience to a major metropolitan and airport hub and provides easy access to the Greatest Snow on Earth, aka the Great Salt Lake-affect snow.

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Call or chat now with one of our Specialists. Call 801-544-1800 or email info@UtahState.com

Ski City Super Pass – 1 pass = 4 Ski Resorts

November 8th, 2017

Why bother getting a ticket for every resort when you could go to Brighton, Solitude, Alta, and Snowbird with only one ticket, and be able to avoid waiting in lines? By purchasing the Ski City Super Pass, you’ll be granted access to the slopes at Ski City’s 4 famed resorts, you can experience each hill more affordably—with the freedom to explore where you want, when you want.

Head on down to Snowbird, which offers after-hours skiing, as well, plus plenty of steep bowls and chutes, forested tree glades, and long groomed runs to keep intermediate and advanced skiers busy exploring the hill. If a quieter experience is more up your alley, head further up Big Cottonwood Canyon to the uncrowded and aptly-named Solitude.

Or go to Alta, where the 2,200 acres (3.44 square miles) of skiers-only terrain is diverse, challenging, and blanketed in 560 inches (14.2 m) of The Greatest Snow on Earth™ every year. Explore the resort’s unique features and steep lines, or make your way to family-friendly Brighton, where a variety of terrain appeals to skiers of all levels, including beginners more comfortable on long and rolling groomers. Stay late to enjoy 100 illuminated acres (0.16 square miles) of night skiing slopes.

By using your Super Pass, you can get discounted prices on demo gear or rentals at certain local skiing shops. Your Super Pass also grants you access to the convenient UTA ski buses and TRAX lightrail, which can whisk you between resorts or down from the slopes to enjoy the post-skiing activity scene in the village after you’ve logged your vertical feet for the day.

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New Discount Ski City Super Pass Prices!

October 20th, 2017
We have discounts on the Ski City Super Pass. The prices at UtahState.com are cheaper than if purchased directly
from the resorts. Our ski lift ticket discounts are also cheaper than ski rental shops. So if you’re looking for discounts on Utah ski lift tickets then call the team at www.UtahState.com 801-544-1800. Ski lift ticket discounts to Alta, Brighton, Solitude, Snowbird, Brighton. The team at UtahState.com is #1 for Snowbird ski lift ticket discounts, also for Alta ski lift ticket discounts, Brighton ski lift ticket discounts. And of course Park City ski lift ticket discounts.
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Number of Days Our Prices (Adult/Child) Save Up To
1 $88/$49 $5
2 $168/$98 $7
3 $266/$148 $10
4 $349/$193 $10
5 $425/$235 $12
6 $510/$279 $15
7 $569/$329 $19
8 $649/$369 $28
9 $729/$409 $30
10 $799/$439 $38

Colorado Ski Resort Considering $1 Lift Tickets

October 6th, 2017

Steamboat Springs, a ski resort in Colorado, says that it is seriously considering putting it’s lift ticket price at a measly $1. The area is expected to generate about $185,000 revenue from this ski season from season passes and lift tickets. The plan for this strategy seems to be that due to increased traffic, the city will be able to retain the financial gain that it would otherwise have from the purchase of lift tickets. ”This is a public park,” City Councilman Scott Ford said. “It’s a public park, and we want it to be utilized.”

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The idea, which was crafted by City Councilman Walter Magill, seemed to be a result of the council struggling to predict the future of their skiing area, which was in need of some major and costly improvements. The biggest one was that the city was ready to make the $750,000 commitment of buying a new waterline for snow making.  ”This could conceivably make a pretty big splash in the ski industry,” said Craig Robinson, the city’s parks, open space and trails manager. “We could be busy. We could be real busy.”

For more information, you can read the original article here.

Utah Truly has the “Greatest Snow on Earth”!

September 11th, 2017

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Every Utah Ski season is special. With our famous Utah powder snow, our claim of “The Greatest Snow on Earth” is truly a reality. You simply can’t beat Utah for incredible ski and snowboard vacations. For the best deals contact the team at UtahState.com in Layton, Utah. Call 801-544-1800. Wondering what the long range snow forecast is for the 2017/2018 ski Season? Click here and see what the good old Farmers Almanac is predicting.

Salt Lake City is #1 for Ski & Snowboarding

September 7th, 2017

There is no doubt that Salt Lake City offers the world’s most convenient ski vacation. And great ski deals are found at UtahState.com

Fly into Salt Lake City International Airport and you’re just 30 minutes from seven major Utah ski resorts. These include Park City, which is home to Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort. You’re also less than 40 minutes from the renowned powder-magnets Little Cotton Wood Canyon, which features Snowbird and Alta, or Big Cottonwood Canyon, which is where Solitude sits. All are world class ski resorts receiving over 500 inches of snow every year! For great deals on Utah ski and snowbord vacations call 801-544-1800 and speak to the team at www.UtahState.com.  If you’re looking for an under-the-radar ski vacation, consider Sundance resort, owned by Robert Redford. This resort is near Provo.

It’s true. The only thing that outshines the incredible convenience of a Salt Lake City ski vacation is its renowned “lake-affect” snow. Thanks to the proximity of all the Utah ski resorts it’s easy to check out multiple resorts during your trip, so there’s no need to choose just one. For the best deals on Utah ski vacations, call the team at UtahState.com 801-544-1800. We are #1 for ski vacations and their office is located at 145 West Gentile Street in Layton, Utah

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Discounted Utah Ski Lift Tickets at the 2016 Price!

August 31st, 2017

That’s right! For a limited time only, we are offering our Utah ski lift tickets at the 2016 prices before they go up for the 2017/2018 season! Feel free to visit our website, call us at (800) 754-4136 , or email us at info@UtahState.com for more information or to book. Don’t want to take this trip alone? Get a group of friends together and plan an adventurous trip that you will all remember!

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