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Utah ski season kicks off

The greatest snow on earth is already falling and it’s time to gear up and hit the slopes. With world-class skiing, Utah’s resorts are some of the best places to see and be seen this winter. We’ve rounded up the information for the best Utah ski and snowboard resorts as well as nearby gay ski events.

Utah Resorts

Park City Mountain Resort

The iconic resort based in the heart of one of the most breathtaking ski towns in the nation boasts some of the best terrain and après ski activities.

Opening: Nov. 19
Season Pass: Adult – $825, Student – $515

The Canyons

The largest resort in the state is known for its terrain park, phenomenal dining options, expansive runs and spectacular scenery.

Opening: Nov. 25
Season Pass: Adult – $1,449, Student – $699

Deer Valley

Routinely voted the best ski resort in the nation by Ski Magazine, Deer Valley highlights the best Utah mountains have to offer.

Opening: Dec. 3
Season Pass: $2,025

Alta

A skier’s paradise, this high-altitude resort bans snowboards and takes pride in being the roughest, most extreme ski resort in the West.

Opening: Nov. 18
Season Pass: Adult – $1,099, Student – $599

Snowbird

With 85 runs, one tram, four quads and six doubles, don’t let Snowbird’s unassuming style and atmosphere stop you from enjoying some of the best snow Utah has to offer.

Opening: Nov. 19
Season Pass: Adult – $1,149, Student – $699

Solitude

With more than 1,200 acres of skiing terrain, Solitude is intimate and gives a unique Utah experience. More than 500 inches of snowfall covers 65 named trails and three bowls.

Opening: Nov. 11
Season Pass: $999

Brighton

The finest powder, the most extensive terrain parks and beautiful bowls can make Brighton loyalists out of anyone.

Opening: TBA
Season Pass: Adult – $949, Student – $599

Ski Weeks

 

Utah Gay & Lesbian Ski Week, Jan 4-8, communityvisions.org

QUAC Ski-N-Swim, Feb 17-19, quacquac.org

Aspen Gay Ski Week, Jan. 15-22, gayskiweek.com

Elevation Park City Gay Ski Week, Feb. 23-26, utahgayski.com

Telluride Gay Ski Week, Feb. 25-March 3, telluridegayskiweek.com

Matthew Shepard Foundation Gay Ski Week/Crested Butte Gay Ski Week, Dates TBD, matthewshepardgayskiweek.com

Outboard Gay and Lesbian Snowboard and Ski Week in Steamboat Springs, March 27-April 1, outboard.org/gay-snowboard-events

Vail Gay Ski Week, Dates TBD, vailgayskiweek.com

Yellowstone Winter Adventure, Feb. 18-24, outwestadventrues.com

Elevation Mammoth Gay Ski Week, March 14-18, mammothgayski.com

Seth Bracken

Seth Bracken is the editor of QSaltLake

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