Backcountry Skiing in Salt Lake City, UT
About Salt Lake City Backcountry Skiing
Salt Lake City's high Wasatch Peaks offer spectacular backacountry skiing -- from the canyons to the mountaintops. Utah reaps a yearly harvest of deep powder that make fresh tracks a fairly common experience. RootsRated takes a tour of the best skiing destinations where you can get off the resort and find your own lines.
Vernal, Utah, is known for its proximity to the Dinosaur National Monument, but there are plenty of outdoor activities beyond fossils that make for an adventurous getaway.
Utah's Zion National Park draws more than 3 million visitors a year, but for those looking to avoid the crowds, the park's east entrance offers access to equally scenic canyons for experienced open-desert hikers who can navigate the backcountry.
You can leave Texas in the morning and be skiing Utah's glorious powder in the afternoon.
With 14 resorts within close proximity to Salt Lake City—plus the Greatest Snow on Earth—Utah is the perfect destination for an unforgettable ski getaway.
While Utah features some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the country, that's not all there is to do in the winter. Here are 10 activities off the slope to bring a smile to your face.
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