Utah’s Cold Temperatures are a Result of La Niña

January 27th, 2017

The weather pattern known as the La Niña Phenomenon is behind the weather anomaly, said Lindsay Harris, a meteorologist at KUTV in Salt Lake City. In a La Niña year, she said, cooler than normal water temperatures in the Pacific off the coast of Chile leads to cooler and wetter weather in winter and spring in the western United States.

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“Troughs develop along the West Coast of the U.S. when this occurs,” he said. “That allows storms to continuously drop out of the Gulf of Alaska, giving the western U.S. above average precipitation.”

Martin Martikell, a Russian biophysicist living in Park City, Utah, got off the tram Sunday and said, “I’ve never seen snow like this that you didn’t have to walk or hike to get to at this time of year.”

Snowbird’s full parking lot is testimony to the attraction of this season’s late snowfall. It’s full.

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“I have skied for 74 years, and I’ve never skied snow like this in June,” said Eric Snell, 78, a Swiss citizen who travels back and forth from Laguna Beach, Calif., to Salt Lake City. But if the giant snowpack remains a boon to skiers at Snowbird and at Snowbasin Resort about 70 miles to the north, it has been problematic to others.

Ski Staff

Lift Ticket Discounts on Major Ski Resorts!

January 27th, 2017

Price listed are for the 2016 / 2017 ski & snowboarding season and are now on sale! Call 800-754-4136 or email info@UtahState.com

Our prices are LESS than gate prices & also LESS than ski rental shops!

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Number of Days     Our Prices (Adult/Child)     Save Up To


             1                                     $85/$55                                $5


                2                                  $165/$110                              $10


                3                                  $219/$149                              $15


                 4                                  $289/$186                              $33


Ski City Super Pass 4 Resorts

Number of Days     Our Prices (Adult/Child)     Save Up To


             1                                     $86/$45                                $5


             2                                    $160/$86                              $7


                3                                  $233/$162                              $10


                 4                                  $309/$162                             $10


                5                                  $375/$188                              $12


               6                                  $449/$225                              $15


                7                                  $509/$253                              $19


                 8                                  $586/$286                              $28


                 9                                  $649/$329                              $30


              10                                  $719/$359                              $38


*Prices for Park City are low season and may be higher depending on the date. Prices for the Ski City Super Pass will not change.

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We are #1 for ski Utah Vacations!

Questions? Email us at info@UtahState.com or call 800-754-4136, speak with the Utah Ski desk.

We ski, work & live in Utah….we are the Ski Utah experts!

  • Lift tickets are non-transferable & non-refundable once purchased
  • Children are ages 7-11 — under 7 ski FREE!
  • Ski City Super Pass includes UTA Trax & Shuttle
  • Prices include all taxes & fees and are subject to availability
  • Lift tickets are sent as vouchers via email & must be printed
  • One resort per day with the exception of Solitude and Brighton which can be skied on the same day

Utah skiing… Skiing at it’s best. Let the team at UtahState.com help you create “enchanting memories.” Utah ski packages available from 55 cities.

Ski Staff

Layton – UTA Adds Ski Bus Services to Snowbasin

December 29th, 2016

The Utah Transit Authority, Davis County, and Layton have decided to set up Ski buses up to Snowbasin until April 2nd.

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The Ski Bus’ timing will be synced with the Front Runner, so individuals who take both vehicles will avoid waiting for long periods of time. The bus will make various stops, including (but not limited to) the Layton Hills Mall and several hotels/inns before heading up to snowbird. The buses will run twice on weekdays, and up to four times on weekends or holidays.

The buses, which will be capable of holding winter sports equipment such a skis and snowboards, will cost $4.50 each way. For a complete schedule, visit www.rideuta.com. Feel free to visit our website (www.utahstate.com) or call one of our agents at (801)544-1800 and book a vacation!

Ski Staff

Park City Quick Start Terminated, At Least for Now

December 16th, 2016

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Here at UtahState.com, we know that many people are still interested in the Park City Quick Start. This program offered a deal to ski free on day of arrival by showing your boarding pass for that day. It’s no longer offered but there is an alternative. A great way to simply get warmed up and get in shape for your Utah ski vacation by skiing on your day of arrival is to consider Alta ski resort. This resort is located in Little Cottonwood Canyon and is only 20 minutes from the Salt lake Valley. You can ski for only $10 at Alta on select lifts starting at 3:00 pm.  Alta does not require an airline boarding pass needed to get this deal on day of arrival. In fact, it’s good any day! it’s a good alternative to the Park City Quick start which went away three years ago. It’s a great way to “warm up” for your Utah ski vacation. Only thing is, Alta does not allow snowboarders an it’s not open at night. And if you don’t rent an SUV, and the main road is snowed over, there’s no way to get there.  Ski shuttle up to Alta and Snowbird is on the 951 ski bus that picks up once in the morning, and returns later that afternoon. For Ski lift ticket discounts also available to Alta, Snowbird, Brighton and Solitude.one things for sure, the best deal for discounts on Park City lift tickets is at UtahState.com. We are #1 for Utah ski vacations.
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The Park City Quick start is gone for now. Who know if it’s ever coming back.However call UtahState.com 800-754-4136 for other lift ticket discounts to Park City and all major Utah ski resorts. As for the Park City Quick start, it was a program to ski Park City for free on day of arrival by showing your airline boarding pass to prove that you flew into Utah that day. It was a good way to get in at least a half day of skiing at any of the Park City Resorts. The unique Park City Quick start was intended to create extra awareness of Park City ski resorts accessibility to the Salt Lake City Airport. So after ten years of successful marketing, the thinking was that the message about the fantastic Utah skiing had gotten out. Mission accomplished  More people now know we have “the Greatest Snow on Earth”. It has been reported that the decision to end The Park City Quick Start was jointly made management of all three resorts and the Park City Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau. You can still get lift ticket discounts to Park City by calling UtahState.com 800-754-4136.  Call UtahState.com at 800-754-4136 if you have questions about lift tickets or Utah ski vacations.We ski, live and work in Utah.

Ski Staff

Snowbird $139 Midweek Ski & Sleep – Slope Side

December 14th, 2016

Midweek Ski & Sleep Special

from$139

Avoid the weekend crowds & save BIG + EXTRAS

Book your slope side accommodations at Snowbird & receive: 

-Ski lift tickets for each night of stay

-Kids 12 & under are FREE

-FREE $50 gift card for future travel

*Not available online.

Must call (800)754-4136 to book this special.

Prices are subject to change based on availability. 2 night minimum stay.

(800) 754-4136

info@utahstate.com

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Just need lift tickets! We have discounted tickets to these resorts!

We guarantee to BEAT any internet or travel agency price quote for the same item.

We will NOT be undersold.

Please call UtahState.com at (800) 754-4136 BEFORE any purchase to compare & save!

The Ski Season has Begun!

December 6th, 2016

It’s nearly been a year, and most of Utah’s ski resorts are now open! A few storms have come and gone, leaving us with enough snow for the resorts to open up for the 2016/2017 ski season! Last year, during the 2015/2016 season, we experienced the worst snowfall in two decades. However, the Utah ski industry still reported around 4 million visitors!

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Ski Utah’s spokesman, Paul Marshall, said that “Brighton is usually the first open, but it was earlier than expected this year”. Marshall also reported that around $1.3 billion dollars and over 20,000 jobs are provided to the economy by Utah’s ski industry.

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With all the resorts opening for the season, it’s the perfect time to prepare for a winter vacation! Feel free to check out available deals on the 2016/2017 ski season by heading over to www.utahstate.com or call one of our agents at (801)544-1800 today!

Ski Staff

Children in the 5th and 6th Grades can Ski Utah FREE

November 9th, 2016

Ski season is right around the corner here in Utah, and the companies are getting excited! Just recently, Ski Utah has announced that it will provide tickets for all 14 Utah Ski resorts to 5th and 6th grade students after a $35 processing fee! These tickets are good for 3 uses at each resort, so feel free to do as much skiing as you want!

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                The passport also contains many discounts and deals ranging from rentals to off-mountain activities. Raelene Davis, the vice-president of Ski Utah marketing and operations stated in a press release that “Ski Utah is excited for another successful year with this program by continuing to help children get out in the mountains to enjoy ‘The Greatest Snow on Earth’”.

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               If you’re excited about the 2016-2017 ski season, feel free to call Snelgrove Travel and talk with one of our agents at (801-544-1800) or visit www.utahstate.com today and SAVE!

Ski Staff

6 Things a Travel Agent knows that the Clients’ do not!

October 21st, 2016

Have you ever thought “Why would I need a travel agent? I have a computer. I can do it on my own” or “I don’t want to pay a fee just so that I can use a travel agent.” When you use UtahState.com, we help you out through every step of your vacation even after it is done for feedback. We also do not charge a fee on top of the price for your trip! What a win win situation! Here are 6 things a travel agent knows that a client does not.

 

1. How to Personalize your trip- Skiers seek experiences that reflect their lives, passion and distinct needs—and a good travel agent is highly trained to create itineraries that reflect clients’ unique lifestyles. They not only recommend the right destination and property to meet your needs, but also customize your travel itinerary for a seamless trip experience.

2. Local Knowledge- Travel agents can introduce you to the world of the locals and ensure you experience the authentic and the unexpected, while staying within your budget. They can offer in-destination experts to provide insider access to unique events, offbeat excursions, and unconventional itineraries.

3. How to add value- Travel agents are always in the loop about current and upcoming promotions. They have access to the best rates, and often also to food & beverage or spa credit.

4. How to find a room when none seem available- Even when a website shows no availability on rooms during your travel dates, they are not always actually sold out. Many properties hold inventory on reserve  for partner travel companies. Agents also help to avoid misleading room names, such as “mountain views” when in reality, overlook a parking lot.

5. How to troubleshoot for you- From minor glitches to major disasters, it’s when something goes wrong that the value of a travel agent really kicks in. Travel agents can change flights, upgrade and/or rebook hotel rooms, find missing luggage, and submit an insurance claim.

6. How to ask about dietary restrictions- Noting an increase in queries regarding dining options and food allergies, many agents have accrued a more in-depth knowledge of hotels and cruise lines that cater to individual health requirements, so they can recommend the best option for each client.

 

(If you want to read the full article, click here to see it).

Call our office at (800) 754-4136 or visit our website (UtahState.com) to get more information.

UTA Proposes Changes to Ski Bus Service in Big & Little Cottonwood Canyons

September 23rd, 2016

A few days ago, the UTA released this proposal to change the Ski Bus services’ route.

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In their report, the UTA identified four problems: Congested Traffic, Crowded Ski Bus Service, lack of mid-day services, and Insufficient Parking. In an attempt to fix these issues, the UTA has proposed a few changes; including reducing the number of routes, increasing the number of hours, miles, and trips the ski buses run, as well as increasing the number of parking stalls.

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The proposal also says that some exception trips should remain unchanged, though it’s unclear how many, or which ones, are going to be staying. There will be two public hearings in October, on the 3rd and 6th in Midvale and Sandy.

If these changes go through, it could impact the industry for better or for worse, but we’re hoping it turns out as well as it possibly can.

Ski Staff

Snowbird – Bed & Breafast!

September 7th, 2016

While you’re waiting for the 2016 – 2017 ski season to start, Snowbird’s been providing Bed & Breakfast along with their AMAZING mountain scenery! Imagine hiking Utah’s beautiful mountains and then coming back to amazing lodging and free breakfast!

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The Breakfast in the Mountains special is available from 5/1/2016 through 11/17/2016. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery from the mountains, as well as breakfast every morning you stay, starting at only $70 per person (ages 7 and up)! Some restrictions, such as specific dates, may be unavailable. Feel free to call one of our travel agents for more information!

The service at Snowbird is excellent! If you enjoy your stay, feel free to plan a ski trip for the 2016 – 2017 season! Visit our web site www.utahstate.com or call us at (801)-544-1800 for more details & savings!

Ski Staff