20695
Utah
Base Camp Salt Lake City: Skiing the Greatest Snow on Earth
Experience the world-class powder of Salt Lake City's Wasatch Mountains as you explore the trails of four of the nation's top-rated ski resorts.
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Program No. 20695RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,669
Getting There
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At a Glance

With an average of 500 inches of snowfall each year, it’s no wonder that Salt Lake City’s 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. Learn about the region’s rich ski history, gain perspective on the lives of the native Ute people and enjoy a special dinner at the “Lion’s House,” the historic home of Brigham Young.
Activity Level
Moderately Challenging
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.)
  • Attend a rehearsal of the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir prior to their scheduled radio and television performance.
  • Consider the history of this Rocky Mountain region during field trips to the American Museum of Natural History and Historic Temple Square.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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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, 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.
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