Utah’s jaw-dropping National Parks and once-in-a-lifetime experiences are probably already on your bucket list. But there’s another element luring thousands of Aussies to Utah every year; a little something known as The Greatest Snow on Earth®.

Here are five reasons why Utah ski trip sales are booming in the Australian travel market right now.

 

1. HOT WINTER VALUE

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Utah is closer than you think, especially the charismatic capital of Salt Lake City. Airlines such as Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines offer awesome sale fares from major Aussie airports, landing you in Salt Lake City after just a short stop in LAX.

Salt Lake City is your gateway to 15 nearby ski resorts, including Park City Mountain, the USA’s largest ski resort. Sno’n’Ski are currently offering a seven-night stay and ski package to Park City for just $1,553 per person, one of many value-packed deals that have Aussies excited to ski Utah.

 

2. SKIER AND SNOWBOARDERS’ HEAVEN

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With some of the USA’s leading ski resorts in the credits, epic ski terrain is a given. You are guaranteed to have a chance to fall in love with the natural features of Brighton, escape from the crowd in the powder bowls of Solitude or shred a legendary vertical at Snowbird.

Skiers looking to avoid snowboarders should hit up Deer Valley or Alta, which reserve their slopes for the exclusive use of skiers.

If youre a beginner then youre also in luck; Park City Mountain has added two new beginner focused areas over the last two years, this and the top-notch grooming makes it easy to progress.

To sample a smorgasbord of Utah resorts, try the Ski City Super Pass; your discounted lift ticket to Alta, Brighton, Snowbird and Solitude. A five-day adult pass comes in at around $700 with Sno’n’Ski Holidays.

 

3. THE GREATEST SNOW ON EARTH®

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According to scientific research, the combination of climate conditions that brew over the Wasatch Mountains is responsible for The Greatest Snow on Earth®. This science can be boiled down to a single word: flotation. Utah snow is the perfect consistency for carving it up without ever hitting bottom.

 

4. BUCKET LIST EXPERIENCES

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Attend a free performance of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and you’ll soon discover why it’s included on many a bucket list. Prepare for an overwhelmingly beautiful experience and a dose of goosebumps.

Each January Park City town hosts the annual Sundance Film Festival, a world-renowned celebration of independent storytelling that will delight anyone who loves a good flick. Thrill seekers may prefer the chance to rattle their bones on a bobsled ride at Utah Olympic Park. However, perhaps the greatest lure for an extended trip to Utah is the staggering beauty of the state’s national parks.

The contrast of Utah’s rich, red landscapes and the white of winter snow is simply jaw-dropping. Bryce Canyon, Zion, and Arches National Parks are around five hours’ scenic drive from Salt Lake City. Combine your ski trip with a national park road trip for a truly unforgettable holiday.

 

5. FAMILY-FRIENDLY FUN

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Every winter family scene you’ve ever imagined is yours to Instagram in Utah. There’s dogsledding and zip lining in Park City and kid-friendly snowshoe trails in Alta. Check out Deer Valley’s dedicated Children’s Centre, or explore the dazzling Ice Castles at Midway.

Spend a day indoors at Salt Lake City’s Natural History Museum of Utah, where you can explore everything from dinosaurs to the wonders of the sky. Another must is The Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, which is packed with interactive, hands-on exhibits.

Contact Sno’n’Ski Holidays on 1300 766 754 for the hottest ski Utah deals, including this 7 night Stay & Ski Park City deal from just $1,553 per person. Click here for more information.

 

READ: Why Aussies need to stop thinking of Utah as only a snow holiday

READ: 7 magnificent reasons to visit and sell USA

READ: BYE BYE FEES: American Airlines removes fees for oversize baggage (incl. skis)

 

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