Last week a good friend of mine, Michael McClure aka @professionalone, came into town for a two day workshop. He came in a day early and we decided to go see some of the nearby sights. We left Salt Lake City and headed straight up into the mountains and stopped first at the Winter Olympic Training Facility in Park City, Utah. We were fortunate to catch a handful of athletes practicing freestyle ski jumping into the pool and enjoyed the museum.
Next I showed him the 3 ski resorts in the Park City area and we then drove up to the Montage Resort for a great lunch at the Apex Grill, located near the top of the Deer Valley Ski Resort. From there we took the short drive over the gorgeous Guardsman Pass and dropped into Big Cottonwood Canyon to see Brighton and Solitude ski resorts and the beautiful fall colors!
From Big Cottonwood we dropped back into the Salt Lake Valley and made our way over to the Little Cottonwood Canyon to see Snowbird and Alta ski resorts bringing our total to 7 resorts in just one day! We took the tram up to the top of Hidden Peak (11,000 feet) and from there we could even see Sundance ski resort, so technically we saw 8 resorts in one day!
It was a fun day and especially entertaining for me to watch Michael as he was continually wowed by everything he saw. When we got back from our little adventure it really hit home to me that I live in a pretty cool place and that every now and then it’s good to go be a tourist in your own town and realize just how good you got it! Here’s a map of the route we took to help you see how easy it is to hit 8 ski resorts in one day in Utah! I also put together a video so you can experience this for yourself!