Getting to and From the Utah Ski Slopes Via UTA Ski Bus

March 22nd, 2017

The 2016 / 2017 winter ski season winding down. Many of the ski resorts will close on April 15, 2017. However Snowbird will be open until May 1, 2017.  To get to the slopes the staff at UtahState.com works with UTA’s ski bus service to local ski resorts. Count on the team at UtahState.com for value and service. UtahState.com They can be reached by phone at 800-754-4136.

The  Utah Transit Authority (UTA) ski bus service serves Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons

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This ski season, the 2016 / 2017 Utah ski season, there are significant improvements are on tap for UTA ski bus service to Alta, Brighton, Snowbird and Solitude resorts. This year there is also improved connections to TRAX and FrontRunner, and Route 200 in Salt lake County.  The new service will run every day with 13-minute frequency during peak hours, and provide much increased auto parking capacity at various parking lots served by on the Utah ski ski bus routes. The team at UtahState.com also know all the details.This provides frequent all-day access to people staying at suburban hotels as part of their ski Utah vacation.Because of public feedback earlier in the fall, UTA plans to begin Cottonwood Canyon ski bus service on weekends only as early as December 1(subject to resort opening dates). Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon service will end on April 9, 2017.  Please feel free to check with the UtahState.com for questions about you ski vacations to Utah. Discount Ski City Super Lift Ticket discounts are alos available. This is home to the “Greatest Snow on Earth”.  UtahState.com is part of SnelgroveTravel.com in Layton Utah. They are #1 for vacations. This includes ski vacations.

10th Annual Ski City Shootout!

March 14th, 2017

Mother Nature with skiers and snowboarders rejoicing, many of whom are commenting how it’s just like the good ol’ days. The most recent storm total has taken this winter’s snow total to our annual average of 500 inches at Brighton, with each of the Cottonwood resorts enjoying a base depth of nearly 150”…and it’s only the first half of March!

And the timing of this latest series of storms could not have come at a more opportune time as we are in the midst of the 10th Annual Ski City Shootout, a yearly photo contest pitting seven of the best professional ski photographers (and 21 skiers) against one another for bragging rights and some substantial cash prizes. To commemorate this 10th year of the Shootout and the incredible depth of photographer and athlete talent that calls Ski City (a.k.a. Salt Lake) home, we’ve made it an all-Utah affair. Assembled is one of the most impressive lists of teams (one photographer and three skiers each) currently throwing down to produce some phenomenal ski imagery you’ll undoubtedly see across the pages of the world’s top ski publications next fall. Go here to see some real-time action happening this week!

Also currently throwing down on our behalf is our state legislature, made up of our representatives putting in long and often tedious hours of work. For that, I am thankful and indebted. If you agree with their stances, let them know; if you’re concerned with the direction your representatives are taking, I encourage you to contact them. Participation is key to our democracy.

Ski Salt Lake Super Pass!

March 2nd, 2017

You Combine the quality of our resorts and the one-of-a-kind Ski Salt Lake Super Pass. With the Ski Salt Lake Super Pass purchased from UtahState.com, you have the best way to access all four of Salt Lake’s world-class resorts. Simply call 800-754-4136 to save at least $10 on each Ski Salt Lake Super Pass. The Ski Salt Lake Super Pass is a convenient pass that allows you to experience one of our resorts and take on a new adventure every day. You can purchase from as little as a 1 day Ski City Super Pass all the way up to a 8 day pass. The best deals on Visit Salt Lake Ski City Super Pass is by calling the Ski Desk at UtahState.com For each day purchased, you may redeem it for any ONE of the following:

-Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort: All-day Tram & Chair pass
-Brighton Resort: Super Day lift ticket (9 am to 9 pm, when night skiing is available
Alta Ski Area: Full-day pass (snowboarding not permitted)

–Solitude Mountain Resort: All-day lift pass

So ski all the resorts, or pick just the one (or two) you want to enjoy.All available from the team at www.UtahState.com. We are #1 for Utah ski vacations!
But wait…there is more! Plus free UTA Transportation (Round-trip travel on UTA ski buses and TRAX light-rail.) for each day.

Utah Ski Resorts Rated Among the Best

February 23rd, 2017

According to Wanderu, Utah has three of the USA’s top four skiing destinations! Considering the size of the nation, and especially the amount of ski resorts present within the rocky mountains alone makes the quality of Utah‘s resorts even more impressive! Wanderu’s Best Skiing Destinations in the US judged the resorts based on a variety of features, from the price of an all-day pass to the number of ski trails.

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Powder Mountain was apparantly crowned the best Ski Resort in Utah. It boasted an average 500 in. of snowfall, $79 all-day pass, and was only 25 miles from the nearest airport!

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Park City Mountain Resort claimed the spot of second best Ski Resort in Utah, and though it lacked in the average snowfall category, nearly twenty times as many as restaurants and more than ten times as many hotels were near the resort than were near to Powder Mountain.

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Snowbird Ski Resort was able to make the spot of third in Utah and fourth overall in the US. It averaged around 500 in. of snowfall, the same as Powder Mountain, and an all-day pass costs about $30 less than one for Park City Mountain Resort!

The Ski Resorts here are great, and with the flash snowfall that we got here in Utah last night, things can only get better from here! Feel free to call one of our agents at (801)544-1800 today & save on your vacation!

Ski Staff

Discount Utah Ski Lift tickets and Ski rental Discounts

February 16th, 2017

Hit the slopes with this adult snowboard packages from UtahState.com for intermediate boarders! Rental period is 24 hours, giving you plenty of time to enjoy “the greatest snow on earth.” Utah has earned this well deserved reputation as not only “the Greatest Snow on Earth but also “Ski City USA”. For all the best deals on Discount Utah Ski Lift tickets and ski rental equipment contact the team at UtahState.com or call 800-754-4136.

We have the lowest prices on Utah ski lift tickets but also great deals on ski rentals. The Adult Snowboard Package includes a K2 Board with straps, K2 Boa Boots, and bindings. This K2 board is great for freestyle, back country, and all-mountain snowboarding. You can be sure that the team at Snelgrove Travel and UtahState.com are your “one stop shop” for the best deals on Park City ski vacations or Snowbird ski vacations. You are permitted to pick up your board package the night before your “rental day” after 4pm, so you can enjoy a full day on the slopes. You have until 10:00 am the day after your final rental day to return the gear, so no need to rush off the mountain. You may pick up where reserved and drop off at any of our shops with no transfer fee. Although, leave some extra time for processing at a different shop. You will want to take advantage of the Park City Quick Start and ski free on day of arrival by showing boarding pass. You can count on UtahState.com being your #1 source for great deals on Utah Ski vacations.

Insane Overnight Snow in Powder Mountain

February 10th, 2017

It’s incredibly frustrating to wake up to a coat of snow and frost on your car’s windows and windshield. But compared to the snow that Powder Mountain experienced earlier this year, the average two or three inches is nothing.

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In this video uploaded on January 15th by The Weather Network, we can see a few parked cars nearly covered in snow. It seems unusual, but it might be likely when you’re high up in the mountains. And you’re probably right–a couple feet of snow surrounding cars in the winter when you’re at a high elevation shouldn’t be the most unusual occurrence. But then, in the corner of the video, you see someone driving with more than their car’s height in snow piled on top of it. Strange.

This year’s snowfall has been great–and this video is a great visual representation of what it’s felt like to be living in Utah this winter! We may only hope that next year’s snowfall will make the slopes as good as it has this year! If you’re thinking about reserving a ski trip for the remainder of the 2016 – 2017 ski season, or want to prepare for the 2017 – 2018 ski season, be sure to check our deals and contact one of our agents at (801)544-1800 today & save!

Ski Staff

Park City Mountain Resort Lift Tickets!

February 2nd, 2017

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  • This amazing mountain provides a wide variety of runs, fit for skiers/snowboarders of all skill levels.
  • Children 0-4 years ski for free with a paying adult.
  • Allows you to spend less time in the store and more time on the slopes.

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  • Child Pricing: Skiers 5-12 years receive reduced rates. Children 0-4 years are free of charge.
  • Disclaimer: Please note that these details may change at any time without advanced notice.
  • Cancel Policy: Cancellations made at least 8 days prior to travel are not subject to a penalty. Partially used lifts are non-refundable.

    Lift tickets cannot be re-issued and are nonrefundable if lost or stolen. All used or partially used lift tickets are non-refundable unless there is a medical reason and documentation for such refund. Proof of medical reason will be required along with actual lift ticket for refund.

    All refunds must be processed through the tour operator and will not be processed directly with the guest by Park City Mountain Resort.

    Tickets are also non-transferable and have no cash value. Tickets cannot be resold. Any completely unused lift ticket is refundable – however in the case of group lift tickets, if the unused tickets drop the group order below the groups minimums, then regular rates and no complimentary tickets will apply to the entire order.

For more information, call one of our agents at (801)544-1800 today & save!

Ski Staff

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