Skiing in Utah – Powder Packages Airfares Hotels Car Rentals Ski Passes

Written by sailor2512 on February 1st, 2011

Utah is the place to be. There is so much so see. When you fly into Salt Lake City you can already see its exceptional location. There are mountains everywhere. Go to Salt Lake City in the summer and you will love its dry heat and the pleasant climate in the mountains all around. But get a rental car and drive out to Park City or to Alta and you will get a whole new perspective on the joys of skiing. The air is very dry – after all you are in a desert. That means that the snow is dry, too. Imagine powder wherever you go. Virgin slopes covered in powder snow, blue sky and very few skiers, that’s Utah. I was amazed at the easy accessibilty of the ski areas from Salt Lake City and yet I never had to wait a single minute at the lifts! They have very fast express lifts that take you up there in just minutes and then you can ski the long, beautifully groomed slopes. Only trouble is that it is very tiring to ski in Utah. There is just not enough time to relax in the chair lifts or in the queues before you ski again and the skiing is just so good you don’t want to waste time in one of the restaurants on the mountain. I usually buy a half-day lift card, but next time I am planning to get fitter so that maybe I can take advantage of a full day and see some of the other ski areas, too. By the way, you don’t have to stay in an expensive chalet-type accommodation in the ski areas. You can just stay in a hotel in Salt Lake city, get a rental car and drive to the different ski areas – no problem when they all are less than an hour from downtown!

To get to Utah you either fly from Auckland to Salt Lake City via Los Angeles or San Francisco. Or you do a stopover in San Francisco on the way to Europe and drive the distance from San Francisco to Salt Lake City in a rental car. It’s a pleasant drive and you see something new, too!

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