Salt Lake City, Utah has a reputation for being the home of the Mormon Church, but it is also a prime location for those who enjoy winter sports, a beautiful natural landscape, and all around outdoor activities. Here are our top five reasons to spend some time in this fantastic western city.
1. Easy Public Transportation
Though it might not be the number one thing to put on your list, we know that a good public transportation system can make all the difference when you are traveling in an unfamiliar city. The airport is a short 10-minute drive from downtown and the Utah Transit Authority offers visitors a clean, quick, and easily maneuvered service throughout the greater Salt Lake City area. In addition, the TREX light rail system is a free transit option that can easily get you’re from one resort to another with little to no hassle.
2. Winter fun and activities
Even if you are not a fan of hitting the slopes, you can still have fun in the famous Utah snow. There are opportunities to cross country ski, snowshoe and even inner tube down a hill or two at some of the local ski resorts.
3. Ski Resorts
Speaking of ski resorts, there are 11 resorts that surround Salt Lake and take no more than an hour to reach from just about anywhere in the city. Guests can fly into the airport and be on the slopes in less than a half an hour if they desire. It is as simple as checking your luggage, grabbing your skis and hopping on your choice of public transit to reach your favorite ski location.
4. Summer Fun
You do not need snow to have fun in Salt Lake City. The summer season opens the opportunity for mountain biking, hiking, rafting, kayaking, canoeing, tubing and just about any summer activity that you can imagine.
5. Park City
In just 20 minutes you and your traveling party can be in Park City enjoying a number of the top ski resorts in the country. From Deer Valley’s heated sidewalks to the top dining establishments in the area, this winter wonderland is well worth the visit.