Skiing enthusiasts will enjoy the powdery snow that abounds at Snowbird, Alta, Brighton and Solitude just minutes from the city up Big and Cottonwood canyons. Park City, a half hour away has more world class ski resorts, The Canyons, Park City and Deer Valley resorts where it is not uncommon to see celebrities, especially during the Sundance Film Festival. The mountains and reservoirs of the Wasatch Front provide enormous summer activities include hiking, mountain climbing, fishing, camping, mountain biking, boating, and sailing.
Arena sports enthusiasts have many choices of professional sports teams in Utah. One of the most well known in Salt Lake City is the Utah Jazz. This NBA franchise grew in popularity during the Stockton-to-Malone days and has been enjoyed in Utah since 1979.
If you love ice hockey, check out the Utah Grizzlies. Baseball enthusiasts can enjoy a great family night at a Salt Lake Bees game. Additionally, don’t miss college football at its best and the rivalry between University of Utah, BYU, and Utah State University.
The Utah Olympic winter sports park built for the 2002 Winter Olympics is just 28 miles east of Salt Lake in Park City, Utah. It continues to be a large training center for bobsled, luge, ski jumping and Nordic events and there are many outdoor competitions to participate in and enjoy on the side lines. Or try skating the Olympic Oval in Kearns, situated to the southwest of downtown and know that you are experiencing the place that holds some of the greatest Olympic and World records of the world. It is one of the fastest indoor skating tracks, partly because of its elevation of 4,675 feet above sea level. It is currently the headquarters of the U.S. Olympic Speed skating Team.