Getting to Utah Ski Resorts

Getting to Utah Ski Resorts

Flying to Utah

One of the huge advantages of the Utah ski areas is the accessibility. Salt Lake City international airport (SLC) is the gateway airport for most Utah ski areas. Delta Airlines have over 300 daily flights in and out of Salt Lake City servicing many cities in the US, Canada and Mexico. Many other airlines also service SLC. To search for a great flight to Salt Lake City, use one of our recommended flight aggregators.

Travel tip: Some of the planes arriving in SLC are small, which increases the risk of your bags not arriving at the same time as you. If you’re super keen to hit the slopes within a couple of hours of flying in, pack your ski/snowboard boots as carry-on luggage.

Driving to Utah

Distances to Salt Lake City from other places around the US:
Other Driving Distances:
  • Beaver Mountain (near the border of Idaho) to Jackson Hole – 159 miles (256km)
  • Brian Head Ski Resort to Las Vegas – 205 miles (331km)

Getting to the Utah Ski Areas from the Airport or SLC

If you’re only visiting one resort or one area (e.g. Park City, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Big Cottonwood Canyon) you won’t need a car once you’re there. The exception to this would be if you’re visiting Snowbasin or Powder Mountain, as the shuttle services between the Ogden Valley towns and the mountains are a little clunky.

Generally the best way to travel from the SLC airport to your Utah ski resort of choice is to use one of the many private transport services. These range from taxis to luxurious limousines and small group shuttle vans.

If using a Salt Lake City hotel as a base, the other option for transport is to use the Utah Transit Authority. This includes public buses between Salt Lake City and the Cottonwood Canyons resorts, namely Snowbird, Alta, Solitude and Brighton.

See the “how to get there” page for each of the ski resorts for more information.

Getting Between the Utah Ski Resorts

If you’re using Park City (or Deer Valley) as a base, there are also various transport providers that can provide taxi or shuttle services to other Utah ski resorts. Some of these companies also provide transport between the resorts of the Cottonwood Canyons.

Alternatively if you want to explore multiple ski resorts in Utah, you might find it easier to go on a hosted ski tour of Utah.

Of course the other option is to rent a car and self-drive. Car rental outlets are available in Park City, SLC and at the airport. None of the roads to the ski resorts are particularly gnarly so significant mountain driving experience is probably not required.