Whether you spend a week skiing in Utah or a lifetime, the dilemma is the same: there just isn’t always time to do and see it all. The central Wasatch Mountains’ resorts are lined up tightly within a stone’s throw of one another. But most are separated by boundaries, making the skiable terrain you can enjoy in one day limited to where you purchased your lift ticket.
But what if we tell you that can change? Imagine easily gliding from resort to resort, seeing the Wasatch Range from front to back, and leaving no flake left behind. With the addition of a few simple chairlift connections, ONE Wasatch envisions an endless list of new and epic adventures, for every type of skier and rider.
For the Powder Hunter
Begin your “steep and deep dream” day with a run in Deer Valley’s Daly Chutes. Ski next off Park City Mountain Resort’s Jupiter Peak before heading to Brighton’ Millicent Chute. Glide over to Solitude’s Honeycomb Canyon, and then on to Alta’s Eagle’s Nest. Enjoy your final run of the day at Snowbird’s North Baldy.
The Catch Me If You Can
Your mission: ski all seven resorts within a three-day period, staying in a different hotel each night and never getting in a car. Picture the sun rising over the Canyons’ Grand Summit Hotel as you check out and spend the day skiing the three Park City resorts, ending with a stay at the St. Regis Deer Valley. Next stop: Brighton and Solitude, followed by retiring to a cozy room at the Inn at Solitude. Day 3 is spent schussing it up at Alta and then Snowbird, where a cab awaits to deliver you to the airport, still tingling from the thrill of the chase.
Indulge your palate with a Euro-themed gastronomical tour of the Park City resorts. Have lunch on Royal Street at Cena Ristorante & Lounge followed by calorie-burning laps at Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resort. Ski down the Town Runs for après on Historic Main Street at Grappa. End the day with dinner at The Farm at Canyons.
The Oh Chute!
Not sure if we love the name Oh Chute! But what we do know for certain is that by skiing the Oh Chute! circuit, you’ll earn plenty of street cred while recounting your exploits over a post-slope whiskey. Start by hitting Snowbird’s Pipeline then Alta’s Baldy Chutes before heading over to Solitude’s Beluga Chute and the Honeycomb Grill for lunch. Next up: Park City Mountain Resort’s Machete Chute then a quick hop next door to Deer Valley’s Daly Chutes for as long as your quads will last before ending the day with a well deserved Rendezvous Rye at the High West Distillery & Saloon at the bottom of PCMR’s Quittin’ Time ski run. Phew!
Kick off this day-deluxe with a morning at the Cliff Spa. Ski effortlessly across Alta and Brighton to Park City Mountain Resort’s Town Runs and direct access to Main Street, a.k.a. high altitude shopping nirvana. Be sure to bring a backpack to carry your finds, or spend the night on Main. The options are yours, and the goodies are endless.
The Six Flags
Otherwise known as Tour de Terrain Parks. Canyons to Park City Mountain Resort to Brighton and you’ve got every variation of element to get steezy. This will be popular with the kids. And after a little après at Molly Green’s, with their parents as well.
The Problem Solver
All aboard the #4 Cottonwood Express! Take a screaming swing down the narrow alleys and windy fun runs at the Big and Little Cottonwood canyons resorts. You’ve longed for the chance to rip through Gloryhole, Black Forest, Paradise Lost, Black Forest—no that’s not a typo … one’s at Solitude, the other at Snowbird.
The Challenge Accepted
This circuit will be one for the record books. Your checklist: Chute 5, Lower East Face, Silver Cliff, Parachute, Fantasy Ridge, Eddy’s High Nowhere, Silver Fox. Hit all these, finishing at Snowbird and proceed directly to the Cliff Spa for some hard-earned TLC.
So, what kind of skier are you? A shopper, a foodie, a park rat, an altitude junkie or a vert logger? Or simply one not limited by location and resort? Take the commute out of the equation. Lift the rope lines and open the boundaries, and suddenly Utah’s resorts allow you to fit in the options, the exploration and the skiing creating your very own Utah Adventure.