Salt Lake City to now marketing itself as ‘Ski City USA’

Salt Lake City to now marketing itself as ‘Ski City USA’


Salt Lake City to now marketing itself as ‘Ski City USA’


Salt Lake City, UT will now be marketing itself as “Ski City USA”. SLC is laying claim to be the only legitimate Ski City due to the four major ski resorts (Solitude, Brighton, Snowbird and Alta) in the Cottonwood Canyons.

“Ski City USA is a fantastic alternative to the traditional ski or snowboard experience where visitors are restricted by the limited offerings of a small resort town,” Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams said Tuesday.

Alta Mayor Tom Pollard added, “The ski resorts can’t survive on just the local skiing residents, so these [out-of-state visitors] are a key component of that success. The more people who come here and see the product we have, the better off we all are.”

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Snowbird Ski Resort is just a 40 minute drive from downtown SLC. 

Quick Facts & Stats



Salt Lake City: 186,440
Salt Lake Area: 1,029,655
Wasatch Front: 2,083,934
State of Utah: 2,763,885


City: 4,330 feet 1,320 meters
Nearby mountains:
Snowbird base: 8,100 feet 2,469 meters
Hidden Peak: 11,000 feet 3,353 meters


Average daily temperature (average of high/low for 24 hour period 1971-2000)
January – 29.2 F / -1.5 C
February – 34.5 F / 1.4 C
March – 43.1 F / 6.2 C
April – 50 F / 10 C
May – 58.9 F / 14.9 C
June – 69 F / 20.5 C
July – 77 F / 25 C
August – 75.6 F / 24.2 C
September – 65 F / 18.3 C
October – 52.5 F / 11.4 C
November – 39.6 F / 4.2 C
December – 30.2 F / -1 C


Salt Lake lies in a mountain valley with the Wasatch Mountains to the east and north. The Oquirrh (pronounced “oaker”) Mountains border the western edge of the valley. Salt Lake’s official elevation is 4,330 feet/1,320 meters above sea level. The city is situated on land once covered by the prehistoric Lake Bonneville. This ancient lake existed within portions of Utah, Nevada, and Idaho, with an elevation rising from 4,200 feet to 5,200 feet (1,280 meters to 1,585 meters) at some points. The eastern and northern portions of the city are located on a series of terraces, or former beaches, which are known locally as “the benches.”

Airport Transportation

The airport is just 10 minutes from downtown. Taxis, limousines, buses, and shuttles provide airport service to anywhere in the valley and to local ski resorts. Many hotels provide complimentary airport shuttle service.
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