You will spend a day at Solitude which is located in the Big Cottonwood Canyon. Being next door to Alta and Snowbird it gets the same 500+ inches of dry snow per year but fewer skiers due to its smaller size and being less known. However It’s 1,200 acres is misleading as it delivers lots of great terrain from open bowls, step chutes, groomed cruisers with great pitch to great fall line tree skiing.
Skiing Snowbird is a must experience where everything is large. Large annual snowfall which averages 500+ inches (12.7 m) of dry Utah powder. Large vertical at 3,240 ft / 988 m. Large terrain choice with many faces of steep challenging terrain, large groomed runs with lots of length, and the backside provides large open bowl skiing. You will be whisked up the mountain by the famous Aerial Tram rising 2900 vertical feet (884m) in just 8 minutes and dropping you at an altitude of 11,000 ft / 3353 m. You will enjoy views all the way back down into Salt Lake City and from here you can access 80% of the mountain.
You will enjoy the famous 70’s style powder haven of Alta Ski Resort. It is a big resort with great terrain but with a small laidback resort feel. It is famous for good reason as it averages the most snow in Utah at 547 inches / 13.9 m, more than its neighboring Snowbird as it is at the end of the Little Cottonwood Canyon and snow storms hang here a little longer. Also with no Snowboarders allowed Alta is a powder haven. There are no large hotel or condo complexes. It looks and feels like the 70’s as it is all about the skiing here!
Silverton Mountain offers the most original ski area concept and skier experience in North America. It provides small group guided skiing at 13,487 ft / 4085m with only one chairlift lift that gives you access to untouched back country terrain – no cut runs, just powder! You use full avalanche gear and will be guided by a certified Silverton guide. They will take you to the best lines and with some short hikes that will get you to even more great stuff.