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Base Camp Salt Lake City: Skiing the Greatest Snow on Earth

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Program #20695RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Salt Lake City elevation is 4,500 feet. Ski Resort elevations range from 7,000 - 10,000 feet.

Equipment Requirements
Ski equipment is available for rent within a few blocks our hotel and the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel courtesy van can take you to one of these locations for ski rentals: 1. Ski 'N See, Canyon Sports: 102 West 500 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 333-7767 skinsee.com 2. Canyon Sports: 517 South 200 West Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 322-4220 canyonsports.com 3. Utah Ski 7 Golf: 134 West 600 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 4. Wild Rose Mountain Sports: 702 3rd Avenue Salt Lake City, UT 84103 (801) 533-8671 wildrosesports.com (801) 355-9088 utahskigolf.com

Itinerary for Feb 2 — Feb 7, 2014

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Experience this beautiful full-service hotel in the heart of downtown next door to Historic Temple Square, world's largest Family History Library, Salt Palace Convention Center, Energy Solutions Arena, the Utah State Capitol Building, Gateway Mall, Abravanel Symphony Hall. This prime location enables you to walk to many attractions and experience downtown Salt Lake City life at ease. The trax light rail system, which is located right outside the front door, will whisk you away anywhere from the Gateway mall up to the University of Utah, as well as points south. Trax light rail system is free within downtown Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake Plaza hotel is surrounded by restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and an endless amount of fun activities. The Salt Lake Plaza Hotel’s family style, full service restaurant offers one of downtown’s most popular dining experiences. Enjoy your dining experience in the traditional family atmosphere offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and anything in between. The Plaza Hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of over 85 restaurants and 13 night clubs. Local favorites include Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano, Red Rock Café, The Roof, Spencer’s Steak House, Market Street Bar & Grill.

Ship Information: You can use Fed Ex Ground to ship your luggage, skis or any items you would rather not lug through the airports to: Salt Lake Plaza Hotel 122 West South Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84101 800-366-3684

Contact info:
122 West South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101 USA
phone: 800-366-3684
web: www.plaza-hotel.com/

Room amenities: Experience a large, comfortable room with a new king or queen size Simmons Beauty Rest pillow top mattresses. Additionally, your room will feature: -Full room Service -Microwave and refrigerator -Free wireless hi-speed Internet -Full size irons and ironing boards -In-room safes -Cable television with CNN & ESPN -Same-day valet dry cleaning service -Complimentary in-room coffee -Voice mail -Hairdryer -Desk/work area -Roll away beds available for a nominal fee

Facility amenities: The Salt Lake Plaza Hotel has 150 luxurious guest rooms and suites that are all 100% non-smoking. The large comfortable rooms are ideally suited for business travelers and vacationers on the move. Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, you will feel right at home during your stay. -Guest laundry facilities -Valet laundry -Complimentary in-room coffee -Voice mail -Hairdryer -Desk/work area -Roll away beds available for a nominal fee -Fitness room -Complimentary airport shuttle service for Individuals ($30.00 Value for free!) -Complimentary business center -Complimentary wireless Internet -Guest Library -Full service restaurant offering room service -Outdoor seasonal pool -Indoor Jacuzzi ® -Exercise room -Covered parking.(Daily Fee) -Unique western theme gift shop -Concierge service

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $75 plus tax
To add nights before or after the program, ask for Rich Williams or his assistant to make your reservations and take credit card information. Regular front desk employees will not be able to give you this special Road Scholar rate. (800) 366-3684, ext. 3007

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, February 02 - Arrival, Orientation, Introductions.
Afternoon: 3:00 - 5:30 Arrival to Salt Lake City. Check into room. Rooms may not be ready for check in until 3:00 PM. The Salt Lake Plaza Hotel offers a free shuttle service to the hotel from the airport. This program combines great skiing with the best of Salt Lake City's main attractions right out the front door including Historic Temple Square, amazing shops and galleries, the new City Creek Center encompassing over 20 acres and three city blocks next to our hotel and so much more! The light-rail TRAX train is free within the down-town area and you can board right in front of the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel. 5:45 - 6:00 PM: Road Scholar Registration in assigned conference room. See front desk for assigned Road Scholar Conference room. Meet your group leaders, pick up your name badge, participant list and detailed itinerary.

Dinner: 6:00 - 7:00 PM: Dinner in the hotel JB's Restaurant.

Evening: 7:15 - 8:30 Introductions and program overview. Brief overview of Alta, Brighton, Solitude and Snowbird ski resorts.

Lodging: Plaza Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Experience this beautiful full-service hotel in the heart of downtown next door to Historic Temple Square, world's largest Family History Library, Salt Palace Convention Center, Energy Solutions Arena, the Utah State Capitol Building, Gateway Mall, Abravanel Symphony Hall. This prime location enables you to walk to many attractions and experience downtown Salt Lake City life at ease. The trax light rail system, which is located right outside the front door, will whisk you away anywhere from the Gateway mall up to the University of Utah, as well as points south. Trax light rail system is free within downtown Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake Plaza hotel is surrounded by restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and an endless amount of fun activities. The Salt Lake Plaza Hotel’s family style, full service restaurant offers one of downtown’s most popular dining experiences. Enjoy your dining experience in the traditional family atmosphere offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and anything in between. The Plaza Hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of over 85 restaurants and 13 night clubs. Local favorites include Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano, Red Rock Café, The Roof, Spencer’s Steak House, Market Street Bar & Grill.

Ship Information: You can use Fed Ex Ground to ship your luggage, skis or any items you would rather not lug through the airports to: Salt Lake Plaza Hotel 122 West South Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84101 800-366-3684

Contact info:
122 West South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101 USA
phone: 800-366-3684
web: www.plaza-hotel.com/

Room amenities: Experience a large, comfortable room with a new king or queen size Simmons Beauty Rest pillow top mattresses. Additionally, your room will feature: -Full room Service -Microwave and refrigerator -Free wireless hi-speed Internet -Full size irons and ironing boards -In-room safes -Cable television with CNN & ESPN -Same-day valet dry cleaning service -Complimentary in-room coffee -Voice mail -Hairdryer -Desk/work area -Roll away beds available for a nominal fee

Facility amenities: The Salt Lake Plaza Hotel has 150 luxurious guest rooms and suites that are all 100% non-smoking. The large comfortable rooms are ideally suited for business travelers and vacationers on the move. Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, you will feel right at home during your stay. -Guest laundry facilities -Valet laundry -Complimentary in-room coffee -Voice mail -Hairdryer -Desk/work area -Roll away beds available for a nominal fee -Fitness room -Complimentary airport shuttle service for Individuals ($30.00 Value for free!) -Complimentary business center -Complimentary wireless Internet -Guest Library -Full service restaurant offering room service -Outdoor seasonal pool -Indoor Jacuzzi ® -Exercise room -Covered parking.(Daily Fee) -Unique western theme gift shop -Concierge service

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $75 plus tax
To add nights before or after the program, ask for Rich Williams or his assistant to make your reservations and take credit card information. Regular front desk employees will not be able to give you this special Road Scholar rate. (800) 366-3684, ext. 3007

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, February 03 - Brighton Ski Resort / Lesson with PSIA Instructor...
Brighton Ski Resort / Lesson with PSIA Instructors / Dinner at Blue Lemon Restaurant.

Note: Brighton Statistics Vertical, lift-serviced drop: 1,745' Base elevation: 8,755' Top elevation: 10,500' Lifts: 5 quads, 1 triple, 1 Magic Carpet Skiable acres: 1,050 Number of runs: 66

Breakfast: Enjoy a full breakfast buffet in JB's restaurant at the hotel.

Morning: Load van and depart for Brighton Ski Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon. At resort, group splits according to ski ability for morning ski lessons taught by Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA). Enjoy the morning learning ski techniques to improve your skill level. Learn the best runs the mountain has to offer as your ski instructor takes you to various terrain. Ski lessons from PSIA instructors are an important part to having a successful week on the slopes. Your ski instructor will work with you individually to help correct any habits preventing you from reaching the next level of skiing ability. Sometimes just the smallest change in your stance or balance makes the world of difference and allows you to ski safer, faster, and longer and not be as tired at the end of the day.

Lunch: Following your morning ski lesson, meet at Molly Green's Bar and Restaurant located at the base of the mountain, (Upper floor of Brighton Manor-A-Frame). Enjoy lunch together, share stories of your ski lesson and morning explorations while sitting around the table near the cozy fireplace.

Afternoon: Group will be divided based on ski ability then enjoy the afternoon exploring more of Brighton's wonderful slopes. Brighton has a rich ski history beginning in the 1920's when the Wasatch Mountain Club began skiing at Brighton because of its sumptuous snow.

Dinner: 6:00 Meet in Hotel's Front Lobby and enjoy dinner at Blue Lemon Restaurant, (located within walking distance of hotel). Near City Creek Center.

Evening: 7:30-8:45 Discover the Fascinating History of Big & Little Cottonwood Canyons from Mining to the History of Brighton, Alta, Solitude and Snowbird with Debi Brady, Utah Historian.

Lodging: Plaza Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Experience this beautiful full-service hotel in the heart of downtown next door to Historic Temple Square, world's largest Family History Library, Salt Palace Convention Center, Energy Solutions Arena, the Utah State Capitol Building, Gateway Mall, Abravanel Symphony Hall. This prime location enables you to walk to many attractions and experience downtown Salt Lake City life at ease. The trax light rail system, which is located right outside the front door, will whisk you away anywhere from the Gateway mall up to the University of Utah, as well as points south. Trax light rail system is free within downtown Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake Plaza hotel is surrounded by restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and an endless amount of fun activities. The Salt Lake Plaza Hotel’s family style, full service restaurant offers one of downtown’s most popular dining experiences. Enjoy your dining experience in the traditional family atmosphere offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and anything in between. The Plaza Hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of over 85 restaurants and 13 night clubs. Local favorites include Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano, Red Rock Café, The Roof, Spencer’s Steak House, Market Street Bar & Grill.

Ship Information: You can use Fed Ex Ground to ship your luggage, skis or any items you would rather not lug through the airports to: Salt Lake Plaza Hotel 122 West South Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84101 800-366-3684

Contact info:
122 West South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101 USA
phone: 800-366-3684
web: www.plaza-hotel.com/

Room amenities: Experience a large, comfortable room with a new king or queen size Simmons Beauty Rest pillow top mattresses. Additionally, your room will feature: -Full room Service -Microwave and refrigerator -Free wireless hi-speed Internet -Full size irons and ironing boards -In-room safes -Cable television with CNN & ESPN -Same-day valet dry cleaning service -Complimentary in-room coffee -Voice mail -Hairdryer -Desk/work area -Roll away beds available for a nominal fee

Facility amenities: The Salt Lake Plaza Hotel has 150 luxurious guest rooms and suites that are all 100% non-smoking. The large comfortable rooms are ideally suited for business travelers and vacationers on the move. Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, you will feel right at home during your stay. -Guest laundry facilities -Valet laundry -Complimentary in-room coffee -Voice mail -Hairdryer -Desk/work area -Roll away beds available for a nominal fee -Fitness room -Complimentary airport shuttle service for Individuals ($30.00 Value for free!) -Complimentary business center -Complimentary wireless Internet -Guest Library -Full service restaurant offering room service -Outdoor seasonal pool -Indoor Jacuzzi ® -Exercise room -Covered parking.(Daily Fee) -Unique western theme gift shop -Concierge service

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $75 plus tax
To add nights before or after the program, ask for Rich Williams or his assistant to make your reservations and take credit card information. Regular front desk employees will not be able to give you this special Road Scholar rate. (800) 366-3684, ext. 3007

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, February 04 - Alta Ski Resort in Little Cottonwood Canyon. PSIA...
Alta Ski Resort in Little Cottonwood Canyon. PSIA Ski Lesson/ Dinner on Own and Free Evening to experience downtown Salt Lake City.

Note: Alta Ski Resort offers something for everyone: Ski Base Elevation: 8,530 feet Peak Elevation: 10,550 feet Ski Base Elevation: 2,200 acres Lifts: 1 high-speed quad 1 high-speed triple 2 triple 4 double chairlifts 4 surface lifts Ability: 25% beginner, 40% intermediate, 35% advanced

Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty breakfast buffet in JB's restaurant at the hotel.

Morning: Depart by van for Alta Ski Resort. At the resort the group will split based on ski ability for morning ski lessons: Discover Green Runs. Take your turning skills up the mountain. Ride the chair to the beautiful Albion Basin and ski the green runs back to the base area. Continue to develop your turning skills and confidence, and learn more about adapting to changes in terrain and snow on the green runs. Intro to Blue Runs. Begin skiing some of the easier blue slopes and develop parallel turning skills. These classes focus on control on slightly steeper terrain and the movement necessary to initiate parallel turns. Ski the Upper Mountain. Use all of Alta's lifts to ski any of the groomed blue slopes. Focus on adapting your parallel turn to the more varying terrain and snow conditions encountered on the blue slopes. Beyond the Blues. Ski groomed blue and black slopes as you develop the skills necessary to move beyond intermediate skiing. Short radius turns, carving, pole use, rhythm and gaining confidence are common lesson themes.

Lunch: Following morning ski lessons, meet at Alf's Restaurant for our group lunch. Alf's features an incredible atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating and beautiful views of Albion Basin and Devil's Castle. Alf's has a great collection of antique skis on display courtesy of the Alf Engen Ski Museum.

Afternoon: Spend the afternoon exploring more of Alta's terrain in smaller groups divided by ski ability. In 1935 the U.S. Forest Service retained the noted skier Alf Engen to hike into the area and determine its potential as a future ski area. Alta opened to skiers for the first time on January 15, 1939, offering a single ride on the chair for 25 cents. Alta is one of three remaining ski resorts in America that prohibits snowboarders.

Dinner: Experience one of the many fine restaurants in downtown Salt Lake City on your own. A list of various local favorite restaurants, (all within walking distance from the hotel), will be provided by group leader. The Group Leader will also escort participants to a local restaurant to be determined by group. Options Includes: "Bambara" is a Bistro in downtown Salt Lake City's liveliest neighborhood and noted for its full exhibition kitchen and recently named Salt Lake City's Best Restaurant. Housed in the historic Continental Bank lobby, Bambara strikes a balance between classic detailing and contemporary elegance with a casual approach. "The Bayou" with a Cajun influenced menu and is Utah's #1 choice for great beer and food. "The Roof Restaurant" is Utah's premier gourmet dining buffet. With breathtaking views of Temple Square and Downtown Salt Lake City, The Roof is a fusion of inspiring views and extravagant food. Chef Pedro Mauricio prepares international cuisine with daily regulars for a dynamic menu. Additionally, we offer a world-renowned dessert buffet with an abundance of delicious choices. Or "The Garden Restaurant" has stunning views of Temple Square and Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. The Garden Restaurant is the natural choice when you want to be informally formal. You’ll dine in a comfortable plaza-like atmosphere, surrounded by Mediterranean columns and fountains accented with live flowers and trees. One look at the delightful and varied menu, painstakingly prepared by our expert team of Chefs, and you’ll know you have discovered a Garden of delights. Both restaurants are located on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. "JB's Restaurant" in hotel. JB’s started in 1961 in Provo Utah by Jack Broberg (J. B.) after he acquired the rights to the Big Boy Restaurant Chain in the Utah area. Plus many other options within walking distance of hotel to dine. Enjoy!

Evening: Free evening to explore downtown Salt Lake City and visit historic Temple Square or the Conference Center where local docents can guide you through the historic buildings. Also, an option to explore City Creek Center or the Gallivan Center, all in walking distance.

Lodging: Plaza Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Experience this beautiful full-service hotel in the heart of downtown next door to Historic Temple Square, world's largest Family History Library, Salt Palace Convention Center, Energy Solutions Arena, the Utah State Capitol Building, Gateway Mall, Abravanel Symphony Hall. This prime location enables you to walk to many attractions and experience downtown Salt Lake City life at ease. The trax light rail system, which is located right outside the front door, will whisk you away anywhere from the Gateway mall up to the University of Utah, as well as points south. Trax light rail system is free within downtown Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake Plaza hotel is surrounded by restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and an endless amount of fun activities. The Salt Lake Plaza Hotel’s family style, full service restaurant offers one of downtown’s most popular dining experiences. Enjoy your dining experience in the traditional family atmosphere offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and anything in between. The Plaza Hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of over 85 restaurants and 13 night clubs. Local favorites include Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano, Red Rock Café, The Roof, Spencer’s Steak House, Market Street Bar & Grill.

Ship Information: You can use Fed Ex Ground to ship your luggage, skis or any items you would rather not lug through the airports to: Salt Lake Plaza Hotel 122 West South Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84101 800-366-3684

Contact info:
122 West South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101 USA
phone: 800-366-3684
web: www.plaza-hotel.com/

Room amenities: Experience a large, comfortable room with a new king or queen size Simmons Beauty Rest pillow top mattresses. Additionally, your room will feature: -Full room Service -Microwave and refrigerator -Free wireless hi-speed Internet -Full size irons and ironing boards -In-room safes -Cable television with CNN & ESPN -Same-day valet dry cleaning service -Complimentary in-room coffee -Voice mail -Hairdryer -Desk/work area -Roll away beds available for a nominal fee

Facility amenities: The Salt Lake Plaza Hotel has 150 luxurious guest rooms and suites that are all 100% non-smoking. The large comfortable rooms are ideally suited for business travelers and vacationers on the move. Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, you will feel right at home during your stay. -Guest laundry facilities -Valet laundry -Complimentary in-room coffee -Voice mail -Hairdryer -Desk/work area -Roll away beds available for a nominal fee -Fitness room -Complimentary airport shuttle service for Individuals ($30.00 Value for free!) -Complimentary business center -Complimentary wireless Internet -Guest Library -Full service restaurant offering room service -Outdoor seasonal pool -Indoor Jacuzzi ® -Exercise room -Covered parking.(Daily Fee) -Unique western theme gift shop -Concierge service

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $75 plus tax
To add nights before or after the program, ask for Rich Williams or his assistant to make your reservations and take credit card information. Regular front desk employees will not be able to give you this special Road Scholar rate. (800) 366-3684, ext. 3007

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, February 05 - Solitude Ski Resort / Explore the Amazing Natural...
Solitude Ski Resort / Explore the Amazing Natural History Museum of Utah.

Note: Solitude offers 65 named runs and three bowls spread over 1,200 acres and features terrain for every ability level. 20% Beginner 50% Intermediate 30% Advanced/Expert Average Snowfall: Over 500 inches Top Elevation: 10,035 ft. Base Elevation: 7,988 ft. Vertical Drop: 2,047 ft. Total Acreage: 1,200 acres Snow making: Coverage of 5 lifts/21 runs/150 acres Lifts: 3 High-speed Quads, 2 Quads, 1 Triple, 2 Doubles.

Breakfast: Enjoy a huge breakfast buffet in JB's Restaurant.

Morning: Load van to Solitude Ski Resort. Group divided by ski ability into smaller groups for exploration of the mountain.

Lunch: Meet at Last Chance Mining Camp located conveniently adjacent to The Village at the base for a delicious group lunch. Enjoy sharing stories of the best runs from morning skiing with other group members while you savor fresh wraps, pizza, grilled specialties, hearty soups, baked goods and delicious Chili. Or you can sample the Mexican menu featuring burritos and fajitas.

Afternoon: Enjoy more skiing on the slopes of Solitude this afternoon. Again this is a resort with a rich history. In the early 1900s, tenacious silver miners gave the name Solitude to the mountain because of their feelings being alone on the mountain for weeks and months at a time. The development of Solitude as a ski area is a rich anecdote. Robert M. Barrett became a millionaire as a Moab uranium miner during the early 1950's. He moved to Salt Lake City and took up skiing. While pursuing his passion at Alta, he was denied restroom access because he walked up the mountain to ski down to save $5 for a lift pass. Barrett was told the restrooms were only for the paying guests. This agitated him a great deal. He declared he would open his own ski area and let any guest use the restroom! Barrett went about purchasing every piece of land available in the canyon adjacent to Alta, started construction in 1956, built nice restrooms and the rest is history. The ski area opened in the fall of 1957.

Dinner: 5:45 Load Van for Natural History Museum and enjoy a dinner in the Museum Café.

Evening: 6:45-9:00 Explore the Amazing Natural History Museum of Utah until close. The building is immediately recognizable due to the 42,000 square feet of standing seam copper that wraps the exterior of the building. The copper is installed in horizontal bands of various heights to represent the layered rock formations seen throughout Utah. Explore nature and science in ten themed galleries, and also step outdoors to experience nature as it's revealed just outside the building.

Lodging: Plaza Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Experience this beautiful full-service hotel in the heart of downtown next door to Historic Temple Square, world's largest Family History Library, Salt Palace Convention Center, Energy Solutions Arena, the Utah State Capitol Building, Gateway Mall, Abravanel Symphony Hall. This prime location enables you to walk to many attractions and experience downtown Salt Lake City life at ease. The trax light rail system, which is located right outside the front door, will whisk you away anywhere from the Gateway mall up to the University of Utah, as well as points south. Trax light rail system is free within downtown Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake Plaza hotel is surrounded by restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and an endless amount of fun activities. The Salt Lake Plaza Hotel’s family style, full service restaurant offers one of downtown’s most popular dining experiences. Enjoy your dining experience in the traditional family atmosphere offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and anything in between. The Plaza Hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of over 85 restaurants and 13 night clubs. Local favorites include Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano, Red Rock Café, The Roof, Spencer’s Steak House, Market Street Bar & Grill.

Ship Information: You can use Fed Ex Ground to ship your luggage, skis or any items you would rather not lug through the airports to: Salt Lake Plaza Hotel 122 West South Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84101 800-366-3684

Contact info:
122 West South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101 USA
phone: 800-366-3684
web: www.plaza-hotel.com/

Room amenities: Experience a large, comfortable room with a new king or queen size Simmons Beauty Rest pillow top mattresses. Additionally, your room will feature: -Full room Service -Microwave and refrigerator -Free wireless hi-speed Internet -Full size irons and ironing boards -In-room safes -Cable television with CNN & ESPN -Same-day valet dry cleaning service -Complimentary in-room coffee -Voice mail -Hairdryer -Desk/work area -Roll away beds available for a nominal fee

Facility amenities: The Salt Lake Plaza Hotel has 150 luxurious guest rooms and suites that are all 100% non-smoking. The large comfortable rooms are ideally suited for business travelers and vacationers on the move. Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, you will feel right at home during your stay. -Guest laundry facilities -Valet laundry -Complimentary in-room coffee -Voice mail -Hairdryer -Desk/work area -Roll away beds available for a nominal fee -Fitness room -Complimentary airport shuttle service for Individuals ($30.00 Value for free!) -Complimentary business center -Complimentary wireless Internet -Guest Library -Full service restaurant offering room service -Outdoor seasonal pool -Indoor Jacuzzi ® -Exercise room -Covered parking.(Daily Fee) -Unique western theme gift shop -Concierge service

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $75 plus tax
To add nights before or after the program, ask for Rich Williams or his assistant to make your reservations and take credit card information. Regular front desk employees will not be able to give you this special Road Scholar rate. (800) 366-3684, ext. 3007

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, February 06 - Snowbird Ski Resort / Dinner in Brigham Young's h...
Snowbird Ski Resort / Dinner in Brigham Young's home "The Lion House" / Mormon Tabernacle Choir Rehearsal.

Note: Snowbird: Terrain: 27% Beginner, 38% Intermediate, 35% Advanced Number of Runs: 85 Lifts: 1 tram, 4 quads, 6 doubles Terrain: 27 percent beginner, 38 percent intermediate, 35 percent advanced/expert. Elevation: Top of resort is 11,000-foot Hidden Peak, lowest point on the mountain is bottom of Baby Thunder chairlift at 7,760 feet. The 125-person Tram covers 2,900 vertical feet in approximately seven minutes.

Breakfast: Enjoy JB's breakfast buffet in the hotel.

Morning: Experience Snowbird Ski Resort and be among the elite who ski this top-rated resort. Enjoy a mountain tour led by an expert guide who will show you the best places to skii and recount the history of Snowbird resort.

Lunch: Group lunch at Mid-Gad Restaurant which is located mid-mountain in Gad Valley. Mid-Gad features the largest outside patio seating area at Snowbird with some of the best mountain views in the state.

Afternoon: Enjoy skiing "The Greatest Snow on Earth" at Snowbird. Snowbird opened for skiing in 1971 but the resort has a storied history including being completely wiped out at one point by a series of avalanches. A unique aspect of the modern resort is The Peruvian Express Chairlift and Tunnel opened in December of 2005, allowing easier access to Mineral Basin through a 600-foot, one-of-a-kind original (the only ski tunnel in North America).

Dinner: 6:00 Meet in Hotel's Front Lobby for Dinner at "The Lion House." The Lion House is one of Salt Lake City's most famous and enduring landmarks. A truly elegant mansion, the Lion House is decorated with countless antique pieces from a bygone era. Built in 1856 by Brigham Young, the home derives its name from the stone statue of the reclining lion over the front entrance. Within the walls of this historic residence, a warm ambiance beckons you with home cooked recipes and hearty portions.

Evening: 7:30-9:00 Enjoy our program finale as you experience the sound of the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir in the historic Tabernacle. The Tabernacle was built between 1864 and 1867. The roof was constructed in an Ithiel Town lattice-truss arch system that is held together by dowels, rawhide and wedges. The building has a sandstone foundation, and the dome is supported by forty-four sandstone piers. The overall seating capacity of the building is 7000. Enjoy the impressive sound from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The 360 members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir represent men and women from many different background and professions and range in age from 25-60. As Volunteers, they reflect a medley of unique experiences and are brought together by their love for singing and their faith. Their incomparable voices are the common chord that unites to form the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. 11,623 Pipes: Complementing the Choir is the sound of the majestic Tabernacle organ, one of the largest and most distinctive instruments in the world.

Lodging: Plaza Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Experience this beautiful full-service hotel in the heart of downtown next door to Historic Temple Square, world's largest Family History Library, Salt Palace Convention Center, Energy Solutions Arena, the Utah State Capitol Building, Gateway Mall, Abravanel Symphony Hall. This prime location enables you to walk to many attractions and experience downtown Salt Lake City life at ease. The trax light rail system, which is located right outside the front door, will whisk you away anywhere from the Gateway mall up to the University of Utah, as well as points south. Trax light rail system is free within downtown Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake Plaza hotel is surrounded by restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and an endless amount of fun activities. The Salt Lake Plaza Hotel’s family style, full service restaurant offers one of downtown’s most popular dining experiences. Enjoy your dining experience in the traditional family atmosphere offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and anything in between. The Plaza Hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of over 85 restaurants and 13 night clubs. Local favorites include Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano, Red Rock Café, The Roof, Spencer’s Steak House, Market Street Bar & Grill.

Ship Information: You can use Fed Ex Ground to ship your luggage, skis or any items you would rather not lug through the airports to: Salt Lake Plaza Hotel 122 West South Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84101 800-366-3684

Contact info:
122 West South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101 USA
phone: 800-366-3684
web: www.plaza-hotel.com/

Room amenities: Experience a large, comfortable room with a new king or queen size Simmons Beauty Rest pillow top mattresses. Additionally, your room will feature: -Full room Service -Microwave and refrigerator -Free wireless hi-speed Internet -Full size irons and ironing boards -In-room safes -Cable television with CNN & ESPN -Same-day valet dry cleaning service -Complimentary in-room coffee -Voice mail -Hairdryer -Desk/work area -Roll away beds available for a nominal fee

Facility amenities: The Salt Lake Plaza Hotel has 150 luxurious guest rooms and suites that are all 100% non-smoking. The large comfortable rooms are ideally suited for business travelers and vacationers on the move. Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, you will feel right at home during your stay. -Guest laundry facilities -Valet laundry -Complimentary in-room coffee -Voice mail -Hairdryer -Desk/work area -Roll away beds available for a nominal fee -Fitness room -Complimentary airport shuttle service for Individuals ($30.00 Value for free!) -Complimentary business center -Complimentary wireless Internet -Guest Library -Full service restaurant offering room service -Outdoor seasonal pool -Indoor Jacuzzi ® -Exercise room -Covered parking.(Daily Fee) -Unique western theme gift shop -Concierge service

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $75 plus tax
To add nights before or after the program, ask for Rich Williams or his assistant to make your reservations and take credit card information. Regular front desk employees will not be able to give you this special Road Scholar rate. (800) 366-3684, ext. 3007

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Six: Friday, February 07 - Independent departures
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet available in the hotel JB's Restaurant anytime between 6:30 - 10:00 AM

Morning: Complimentary Hotel Shuttle van leaves every half hour to the airport beginning at 6:30 AM. Try to schedule flights after 7:30 AM to use the free hotel shuttle. You can book another week of skiing with us in Park City (Program #7573) and continue to enjoy "The Greatest Snow on Earth" the following week!

Lodging: Plaza Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Salt Lake City, Utah
Historic Temple SquareAcross from the Plaza Hotel, in walking distance, visit historic Temple Square, where the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performance, and/or have a guided tour of the Conference Center, which has a garden on the roof top, across from Temple Square.
Downtown Salt Lake CityExplore downtown Salt Lake City, e.g., shopping centers, museums, theaters, and restaurants, by the free UTA TRAX train, or walk, if the location is near by.

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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6 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
10 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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