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Snowboarding

To put it simply, the riding in Utah is epic. Fifteen ski resorts are scattered along mountain ranges that are perfectly positioned for dumps of fluffy powder all winter long, most of which see an average of 600 inches of snow most years. Best of all, 11 resorts are less than an hour from Salt Lake City International Airport, so you can ride new terrain every day.

Utah's Easy Access Snowboarding Resorts

Snowboarding Resorts

With 13 snowboarding resorts to choose from (Deer Valley and Alta are skier only), it’s easy to find exactly what you’re looking for. Families and new riders should consider Solitude, Snowbasin and Sundance for less crowded slopes and beautiful groomer runs. If you’re chasing powder visit Brighton, Powder Mountain or Snowbird. For terrain parks and big features, most locals will choose Woodward Park City, Brighton, or Park City Mountain Resort.

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Terrain Parks

In 2002, when Utah was the host of the Winter Olympics, many ski and snowboard resorts put in world class terrain parks and features for athletes to train and compete on. If park riding is your idea of a perfect day on the slopes (and why shouldn’t it be?), these are the resorts for you.

  • Brighton - 4 terrain parks are regularly redesigned all winter long, and are great for all ability levels.
  • Park City - 5 terrain parks, and 2 half pipes. Excellent terrain for everybody, whether it’s your first park lap or you’re a seasoned pro.
  • Powder Mountain - Home to Utah’s only public boardercross course, along with a handful of terrain parks and a halfpipe.

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Utah's Snowboarding Season

Thanks to The Greatest Snow on Earth®, Utah’s resorts usually open by early December and can often stay open into April or May. Start planning your snowboarding trip with updated resort operations, snow totals and more.

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Everything in its Right Place

Written by Austen Diamond

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Bring your snowboard on your Brighton Ski Resort trip. Visit the six terrain parks – with new designs each week – to add some exhilaration to your ski vacation.

Ski Resorts, Southern, Northern, Adventure, Central

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Learn to Snowboard

Even if you’ve got a few seasons of experience, we can all afford to brush up on our fundamentals. Every resort offers snowboarding lessons for all ages. Private adult ski lessons are an excellent way to acclimate to Utah’s terrain. Plus, if you feel confident in your ability level, signing the kids up for ski school is a perfect way for the entire family to get some time riding at their own pace.

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Backcountry Riding & Splitboarding

Miles and miles of rideable acreage lie just outside the boundaries of Utah’s resorts. Each year, thousands of early risers follow their favorite skin track to the top of untouched stretches of powder. While it’s an excellent way to escape the crowds, backcountry snowboarding is dangerous. Before you head out make sure you have the necessary avalanche gear and know the day’s avalanche forecast.

Backcountry Snowboarding 101

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4 Days

Ski City Downhill + Downtown

Big city amenities support 10 different resorts within an hour of SLC International, which means the best in downhill meets the best in downtown.

Kid-Friendly, Ski and Snowboard, Winter Recreation

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5 Days

Ski Southern Utah: High Alpine Trails + Red Rock Wonder

Southern Utah is home to two high-elevation ski areas that contain generous helpings of what we call (with authority) The Greatest Snow on Earth®. Things can be a little quieter down here this time of year. Give yourself at least five days to combine the thrills of Southern Utah skiing and boarding with exploring the wintertime wonders to be found in Utah’s red rock country.

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4 Days

Weekender Ski Park City

So you've made the decision to ski Park City for a weekend. That decision alone will be rewarded with three resorts that eclipse over 9,000 acres of Utah's renowned skiing and riding.

Ski and Snowboard, Solitude, Winter Recreation

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