Utah Ski Vacation USA eight world class pistes in one!

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Advice on finding your perfect ski holiday

Park City and the surrounding ski areas in Utah are establishing themselves as the new front runner for ski vacations in the USA. The region hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics and makes the claim that it offers ‘the best snow in the world’.

You may find it easiest to book accommodation for your ski vacation in Utah around the area of Park City, which is the best base from which to reach the eight world class pistes Utah has to offer. Listed below, with driving time in minutes from Park City in brackets, are the eight resorts included in the ‘Ski Utah’ lift pass:

Park City, Deer Valley (five), The Canyons (ten), Snowbird (forty five), Atla (forty five), Sundance (forty), Solitude (forty five) and Brighton (forty five).

These areas combined offer over 350 runs and an incredible 16,000 acres of piste.

Each resort has its own special qualities which make it unique. Deer Valley for instance is Utah’s luxury, unspoilt resort while Brighton is definitely the most family friendly. If you are one of many skiers becoming increasingly wary of the snowboarders then Atla is the choice for you as snowboarding is completely banned there.

The best kept secrets in Utah are undoubtedly the runs at Sundance, while the powder hound heaven of Snowbird is the perfect place to learn to ski. Solitude was actually created by Robert Redford as a fusion of art and recreation, while The Canyons is currently going through a transformation that will make it arguably the best resort of all around Utah. Ski vacations, of course, do not mean just skiing for most of us. And for those that like to shop, the entire region boasts fifty factory outlet stores so keen shoppers can pick up a few bargains on a day away from the slopes.

Park City is a tremendously fun place to stay and has the best après ski in Utah. It provides the perfect base for a wonderful ski vacation and provides the opportunity to visit seven other high class resorts, all within forty minutes' drive.