Salt Lake City Journals

Winter Wonderland

An April 2003 trip to Salt Lake City by deescheer

Quote: This beautiful state, which is surrounded by the Wasatch Mountains, is where my husband and I found ourselves for our second ski trip together. We found two of the best restaurants and a really quaint bed-and-breakfast.

Winter Wonderland

Overview

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The beautiful state of Utah is blessed with gorgeous scenery and plenty of snow in the winter months, and it is not short of ski resorts, either. You have many to choose from, like Park City and Deer Valley, where the last winter Olympics was held. Sundance is not too far from Park City and my favorite place, and Alta is just a few minutes outside of Salt Lake City. Salt Lake is surrounded by the Wasatch Mountains, which is a large and majestic mountain range. Driving up the winding road to the resort of Alta, you begin to understand how small you are in this world. The mountains surround you, and you start to feel like a pinprick. The city of Salt Lake is centered on the Church of Latter Day Sa...Read More

The Log Cabin on the Hill Bed & Breakfast

Hotel | "Log cabin on the hill"

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This quaint little bed-and-breakfast, situated just minutes from most of the ski resorts of Utah, is where we stayed for the weekend. The original log cabin was built by the men who started Alta, Alf Engen and his brother. The bed-and-breakfast is situated at the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. The log cabin is beautiful and rustic and still has its old charm. The exterior of the home looks just as it did when it was first built. The four bedrooms are well-appointed and have down comforters for those cold evenings. Our bedroom had a sliding glass door, which led to the outside patio, which had a wonderful warm hot tub to soak our tired bones. Sitting in the hot tub, with the mountains surrounding ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 12, 2005

The Log Cabin on the Hill Bed & Breakfast
2275 East 6200 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84121
(801) 272-2969

Log Haven

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Restaurant | "Loghaven "

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This beautiful restaurant is located a few miles up the canyon, just 20 minutes outside of Salt Lake City. The curving drive up the mountain is gorgeous, with big pines and beautiful scenery. Once you get there, there is a sound of cascading water, and when you look to see what it is, an old water wheel is turning, forming a wondrous waterfall. This restaurant is in an old log mansion, built by a steel man for his wife, and soon as you walk into the restaurant, you feel like you belong there. There is a huge burning fireplace to welcome you and warm you up after a long day of skiing or roaming the city of Salt Lake. While this restaurant has won many awards, namely, Most Romantic, it does not f...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 11, 2005

Log Haven
East Millcreek Canyon
Holladay, Utah 84124
+1 801 272 8255

Tree Room at Sundance

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Restaurant | "The Tree Room"

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This restaurant, which is in the acclaimed Sundance resort just minutes from Park City, is owned by the acclaimed actor Robert Redford. This is where we found ourselves for a night of romance and great food. Sundance is known for its conservation efforts, and this is made very apparent when walking into the dining area. When walking into this restaurant, you walk into a forest, as there are trees in the restaurant they have opted not to move. This is a definite distinction between this and many other restaurants. The service here is impeccable, and we were seated straight away. There are many tables, and the restaurant was full. The mood in this restaurant is romantic, with candlelit tables ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 11, 2005

Tree Room at Sundance
North Fork Provo Canyon
Sundance, Utah 84604
+1 800 892 1600

Alta Ski Area

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Attraction | "Alta"

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Driving up to Alta is absolutely breathtaking. It is only a few minutes outside of Salt Lake City. The resort is large and offers many different types of skiing and, of course, snowboarding. For the more adventurous and more experienced skiers, they offer heli skiing, which is where they take you up in a helicopter and drop you off in remote areas - the rest is up to you. They also offer snow cat skiing, where you go up the mountain in a custom snow cat and, once again, are left to your own devices. This was NOT an option for me, as I am not that adventurous or that good, so I was left with the more boring skiing, which suited me just fine. If it is your first time skiing, they have one of ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 12, 2005

Alta Ski Area
State Highway 210 (P.O. Box 8007)
Alta, Utah 84092
(801) 359-1078

Park City Mountain Resort

Attraction | "Park City Ski Resort"

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This gorgeous resort which was home to the last winter Olympics, and it's one of my favorite mountain resorts to ski. It is a large mountain, with wide, long runs, ranging from easy to difficult. The lift tickets are rather costly and range around $67, with ski schools also rather pricey. I was lucky enough to have a 2-hour private lesson with a ski instructor, which was very helpful and helped me out a lot. The runs on the mountain are extremely wide, which make for a pleasant day of skiing. The mountain is very large, so the crowds, which are large, don't seem that much. I didn’t get to ski the whole mountain--you need more than one day to ski the entire mountain. There are numerous lifts, though t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 12, 2005

Park City Mountain Resort
1310 Lowell Ave
Park City, Utah 84060
(435) 649-8111

Brighton Ski Resort

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Attraction | "The Canyons and Brighton"

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Pulling up to this resort, the sun was shining and the sky was blue, so it was a beautiful day for skiing. The staff on hand was extremely helpful, at both the ski rental places and the concession stands. There is a wonderful ski school that is not very expensive. There are numerous options: you can opt for a 2-hour lesson, which will cost you $30 and includes an all-access lift line, your rental, and 2 hours of instruction, which I thought was a great deal. The instructors were very good. While this mountain feels a lot smaller than Park City, it is a beautiful mountain nonetheless. With stunning views and bowl-like runs, this is a skier’s paradise. They have seven chairs, so the lift lines go pre...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 12, 2005

Brighton Ski Resort
Highway 190 Star Route
Salt Lake City, Utah 84121
(801) 532-4731