Tips on Making the Most of SLC's Big Roster of Arts, Culture, Entertainment and Family Fun
Broadway shows and big mountain skiing? NBA games and champagne powder? Oh yes.
Ski destinations with actual "world-class" entertainment and culture can be counted on one hand. Cities with actual kick-ass destination skiing and boarding located less than an hour from downtown’s heart are even rarer. Here's how to make the most of Salt Lake City's special mix:
By day, hit the snow at Alta, Brighton, Snowbird and Solitude. All four are distinctive in their own way—and if you advance-purchase the clever Ski City Super Pass, then you don't have to decide until you wake up each morning which of the four Cottonwood Canyon resorts you want to ski or ride. (We're not paid in any way to tell you about the Super Pass—we just think it's a truly smart tip. It nets savings of some 20% on lift tickets alone, includes a bunch of other bonuses, and lets you head straight to the lifts at the start of the day rather than monkeying around at the ticket window.)
Make sure to stay hydrated, because you'll want your energy to bounce back after skiing. The city's calendar is lively, and most nights of the week offer several different picks. Book ahead for
big arena events (like headline music acts, monster truck smash-ups, rodeos and Disney on Ice)
and the ballet.
For family fun, take the kids to The Leonardo, a cool museum that fuses science, technology and art.