Deals for families at Utah Ski Resorts

Posted By Allison on Nov 12, 2017


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Hello!

Ski season is almost here! The mountains behind my home are dusted with snow and several resorts will open Thanksgiving weekend! It looks like 2017-18 will be another great season.

One of my favorite media events the annual Ski Utah round table in Salt Lake City. It’s my chance to find out what’s new at all of Utah’s resorts. My top question is always, “What programs and discounts are available for families this year?”

I was happy to get this answer: Nearly every Utah resort has opportunities for families and new skiers/snowboarders. Here’s the scoop.

 

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Alta

Little Cottonwood Canyon, just east of Salt Lake City

Alta is known for its steep hills and deep powder, but it also has some good beginner trails. Love it or hate it, Alta is one of the few resorts in the nation that does not allow snowboarding.

  • Everyone skis for just $10 after 3 pm. Sunnyside lift only.
  • The price of a season pass has not increased in 10 years. Family passes available.
  • One complimentary adult lift pass when your child uses the Ski Utah 5th or 6th Grade Passport

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Beaver Mountain

Northern Utah, near Logan

Beaver Mountain has been family owned and operated since 1939. This family-minded resort caters primarily to locals, and offers affordable day and season passes.

  • Day passes under $50

Brian Head

Southwest Utah, near Parowan and Cedar City

Brian Head’s Southern Utah location makes day trips to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks a breeze. It’s remote location means that lift tickets cost a lot less than at bigger resorts near Salt Lake City.

  • Brian Head University – Get 3 group lessons with lift tickets and rentals for $299. Receive a season pass upon completion.
  • Reciprocal agreement with season pass holders at 13 U.S. resorts, including Sundance and Beaver Mountain
  • Night skiing for $20

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Brighton

Big Cottonwood Canyon, just east of Salt Lake City

Brighton Resort prides itself on being an old school resort that caters to locals. It gets an average of 500 inches of powder per year and a diverse range of terrain and ticketing options.

  • Kids under 10 ski FREE! Two children per paid adult. Day passes for additional children are $20.
  • Quad Wednesdays – Get a lift ticket for $25 when you bring a specified donation for a local charity. Visit Brighton’s website for details.
  • Night skiing for $34. Get 2-for-1 night skiing with coupon from Arctic Circle restaurants.

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Cherry Peak

Northern Utah, near Logan

Cherry Peak is one of Utah’s newest resorts. This resort offers skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing for some of the lowest prices in the state.

  • The most expensive day pass is just $39!
  • Night skiing for $19
  • Kids ages 5 and under ski FREE!
  • Discounts for students and military

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Deer Valley

Park City

Deer Valley is arguably the finest winter resort in the U.S. For luxury skiing, lodging, dining and services, look no further. Read my review of the seasonal Deer Valley Seafood Buffet HERE.

  • Beginner lift tickets for $40
  • Military day passes for $89
  • Discounts for Utah residents. Visit www.deerlocals.com for details.

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Eagle Point

Southwest Utah, near Beaver

Eagle Point is an up and coming resort near Beaver, Utah. Eagle Point’s rural location keeps prices down, while its facilities are new and growing. Open weekends only.

  • Kids under age 6 ski and ride FREE every day
  • 15% active military discount
  • Every day low prices on lift tickets – save even more when you buy online in advance.

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Nordic Valley

Northern Utah, near Ogden

Nordic Valley is an outstanding resort for beginning skiers. I spent many hours here in my youth. I’ve got my eye on their family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration this year.

  • Lift tickets $50 or less every day
  • Kids under age 6 ski FREE, kids under age 18 discounted
  • Night skiing $35 or less

Park City Mountain Resort

Park City

Park City Mountain Resort is the largest winter resort in the United States. The options are endless, with easy access to an exhaustive list of lodging, dining and shopping opportunities. If you want the whole package, it’s in Park City.

  • Epic SchoolKids Utah Pack is a free program for Utah Kindergarten through 5th graders that provides five days of skiing and riding at Park City. No purchase necessary! It includes one free first-timer ski or ride lesson with equipment rental. This program is now closed for the 2017-18 season. Be sure to get on it by late September next season! Details at www.epicschoolkids.com/utah.
  • Epic passes include reciprocal access to Vail resorts across the U.S. and beyond.
  • Low price guarantee on lift tickets when you buy online 7 days in advance.

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Powder Mountain

Northern Utah, near Ogden

I grew up skiing at Powder Mountain, and when I took my kids there for the first time a couple of years ago, I was thrilled to see that it hasn’t changed at all. Powder Mountain limits the passes it sells to ensure an average of two acres per skier.

  • Family Pack – 6 tickets for $65 every Tuesday night. Blackout dates apply.
  • Kids age under age 7 and seniors over age 75 ski FREE every day.
  • Discount lift tickets and/or passes available for military, police, fire fighters and teachers. Must present current military ID.

 

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Snowbasin

Northern Utah, near Ogden

Snowbasin was an Olympic venue in 2002. It has one of the easiest hills in Utah for beginners and plenty of challenging terrain for advanced skiers. And… the bathrooms are gorgeous. Seriously.

  • Learn and Earn – $499 for 3 lessons, lift tickets and rentals. Get a season pass upon completion.
  • Kids age 6 and under ski FREE every day.

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Snowbird

Little Cottonwood Canyon, near Salt Lake City

If you can ski Snowbird, you can ski anywhere. This world class resort is where my kids took their first lesson. It gave them a great opportunity, not only to learn to ski, but to meet kids their age from all over the U.S.

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Solitude

Big Cottonwood Canyon, near Salt Lake City

Solitude lives up to its name. This resort is close to the city, but feels like a million miles away. It’s an excellent resort for experienced skiers and snowboarders.

  • Kids under age 6 ski FREE every day
  • Ultimate Family Season Pass available.

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Sundance

Provo Canyon, between Provo and Heber Valley

Sundance offers a balance of natural beauty, world class facilities and a variety of activities. I came this close to trying Sundance’s Winter Ziptour last year.

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Hi there! I am the founder of Tips for Family Trips. I am a married mom of two children, ages 10 and 12, living near Salt Lake City, Utah. We took our first child on a two-week road trip when she was four weeks old and we have been traveling as a family ever since. We love to get out of the house to see and do fun things, both far away and in our own neighborhood.

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