Salt Lake City: 4 Downtown Hotel Picks for Skiers + Snowboarders

Best Places to Stay in Downtown Salt Lake City while Skiing + Riding Alta, Snowbird, Brighton, Solitude.

No other North American city offers big mountain skiing so excellent in such close proximity to the downtown core.  Steve Greenwood | courtesy Visit Salt Lake

No other North American city offers big mountain skiing so excellent in such close proximity to the downtown core. Steve Greenwood | courtesy Visit Salt Lake

The Ski City Super Pass includes Alta, Snowbird, Solitude—and moments like this one at Brighton.  Steve Lloyd | courtesy Visit Salt Lake

The Ski City Super Pass includes Alta, Snowbird, Solitude—and moments like this one at Brighton. Steve Lloyd | courtesy Visit Salt Lake

Salt Lake City's mix of urban dynamism and easy-access skiing is one-of-a-kind: No other North American city this lively offers skiing and snowboarding this good located so close to a downtown hub buzzing with so many diversions. And, values for skiers and boarders can be hard to beat. There are some 17,350 hotel rooms in the region, many of which cost a tiny fraction of the nightly price at most ski destinations yet are within ready reach of Alta, Brighton, Solitude or Snowbird. Meanwhile, abundant lift pass deals make it easy to pay less—sometimes much less—than the full US$ 85 - US$ 129 sticker price for an adult, single-day lift ticket at those mountains. Start by checking your ski jacket pocket: If you’ve got a Mountain Collective Pass, it includes two days each at Alta and Snowbird. If you’ve got an Ikon Pass, it covers Alta, Snowbird, Brighton and Solitude. If you don’t have one of those passes, you can still get great deals. Both Ski Utah and Visit Salt Lake offer great lift ticket values, at prices that are guaranteed to be less than the walk-up ticket window price. Go to this Ski Utah link and this Ski City link. Which leaves only one tough question: With so many hotel rooms, how do you know where to put up your feet after a great day riding Alta, Brighton, Solitude or Snowbird? Here are four hotel picks. Click any item below for more details.

Austen Diamond Photography | courtesy Visit Salt Lake

Austen Diamond Photography | courtesy Visit Salt Lake