Ski Salt Lake County: Alta, Brighton, Snowbird & Solitude
Experience the world-class powder above Salt Lake City as you perfect your turns at the four-top-rated ski of Alta, Brighton, Snowbird and Solitude.
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Program No. 20695RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

With an average of 500 inches of snowfall each year, it’s no wonder that Wasatch Mountains, the western edge of the Rockies, have achieved a skiing status as the “Greatest Snow on Earth.” Experience this world-class powder for yourself as you explore the trails of four of the nation’s top-rated ski resorts — Alta, Brighton, Snowbird and Solitude — and get insightful pointers from professional instructors. Compare and contrast the different slopes as you hone your ski skills and learn about the region’s rich history with local experts. Whether you’re brushing up on the sport or have been carving down the mountains for years, optional lessons allow for learning at multiple levels while you experience the coolest learning adventure Utah has ever seen.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Skiers of all ability levels welcome. Elevations of 11,000 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Ski some of the finest trails in Utah and improve your techniques with lessons taught by Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA.)
  • Learn the unique mining history, geology and water issues of the Wasatch Mountains during fascinating evening presentations.
  • While on skis, ride through the mountain in the unique Peruvian Tunnel at Snowbird with your VIP Mountain History Instructor.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Featured Expert
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Gary E. Nielsen
Gary has been developing and leading Road Scholar Programs since 1985. He has taught courses in leadership development, recreation management and travel and business management at Colgate University, Colorado Mountain College and Utah Valley University. For many of years, Gary has worked with Road Scholar full-time where he develops and leads over 35 weeks of Road Scholar Program per year. He loves all outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, skiing, Rock Hounding and riding ATVs.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Gary E. Nielsen
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