Skiing, Snow, Solitude, Snowbird, Silver Lake, Sundance and Silver Fork Lodge.
Utah has the "Greatest Snow on Earth". Truly.
SKIING in Utah is an important part of our economy and it is all because of our wonderful SNOW, scenic mountains, and the ease in which you can go from the airport the ski slopes. Many visitor fly in from the East coast on an early flight and can be skiing right after lunch. Now if that isn't a slice of heaven for a skier...what is?
SOLITUDE is a favorite place for local skiers. It's about 3/4s of the way up Big Cottonwood Canyon and just above our favorite spot for breakfast, SILVER FORK LODGE. Solitude's slopes, and other mountain views can be seen from the windows of SF and in the warmer months we love to sit on the deck. SILVER LAKE is in Brighton Township and part of Brighton Ski Resort. Smith and I are not skiers, but we do enjoy the mountains year round (as you know) and Big Cottonwood is about 5 minutes from our door.
Silver Lake Summer
Just a few minutes south of the entrance to Big Cottonwood Canyon is Little Cottonwood Canyon and two more jewels in the the State of Utah's snowy crown, SNOWBIRD and Alta. Snowbird Resort is full of fun year round and we love to visit and enjoy the mountain air and beautiful views. Alta has some of the best wildflowers during the spring months and there are many good hiking trails in the area, too. Both resorts are considered world class, but in my humble (OK, not so humble) opinion, they are in a class of their own.
SUNDANCE is on the backside of the Wasatch Mountains and a bit more of a drive for us. It sits on the Alpine Loop, which is part of Utah's Scenic Byway and is one of the best spots to see golden aspens in the fall. Sundance has several excellent restaurants is another nice place to visit year round. The area around Sundance is full of good places to hike, other scenic spots to visit, and abundant beauty.
So, as you can see, while we may have the "Greatest Snow on Earth" our mountain resorts offer spectacular fun and beauty all year round. They are a SUPER reason to live in Utah.