Salt Lake City Journals

Snowboarding and Skiing the American Rockies

A January 2006 trip to Salt Lake City by perdave19

Quote: Atla, Snowbord, Brighton, and Solitude.

Fairfield Inn by Marriott

Hotel | "Marriott Fairfield Inn"

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This place is 20 minutes away from Snowbird, while the rest of the resorts are 25 minutes away. It is inexpensive at $69 a night in winter and offers clean sheets, a hot tub, an indoor pool, parking, and nearby shopping. Stay here with a friend, because it is not romantic in ANY way. But you will save a TON of money!

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 3, 2006

Fairfield Inn by Marriott
2437 South Wildcat Way
Salt Lake City, Utah
(801) 298-3900

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort

Attraction | "Snowbird"

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HOLY COW, what a mountain! There is 8 inches of snow and we are pumped. The mountain is huge and the lines... what lines? You will find some in the morning, and unless you get here right away, you will not find first tracks, but if you hug the trees and stay away from the lifts, you can enjoy this kind of amazing day--powder day. The day after powder day (unless it's a Sunday), go to Brighton, where there are still fresh tracks up to 2 days after. The Bird is a snowboarder's best friend in the back, and head to Mineral Basin early! GO ALL THE WAY right and drop by the trees and you will be given powder lines all day long!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 3, 2006

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
Highway 210, Little Cottonwood Canyon
Snowbird, Utah 84092
(801) 933-2222

Brighton Ski Resort

Attraction | "Brighton"

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The best-kept secret in Utah, it gets more snow than any mountain but does not have all the terrain, so it's NEVER CROWDED. Shhhhh, locals will kill me for writing this. When you want to enjoy the runs, not so much intense terrain, the back-to-back powder runs will make you say that the $40 all-mountain pass is a bargain!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 3, 2006

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