Utah: The Greatest Snow on Earth

The rugged mountains of the Wasatch are consistently blanketed with some of the highest annual snowfalls in the country, a feature that drives skiers of all shapes and sizes to Utah to experience true powder skiing. There’s simply no better place to be when it snows.

It all starts in Salt Lake City, where you can get from the airport to 11 different resorts in an hour’s drive or less. This means flying into SLC is by far the easiest and quickest route from cozy-in-your-bed one morning to slashing-up-some-fluffy-Utah-pow that same afternoon.

Scroll down to find out what you can expect from a ski trip to Utah, and why the state is justified in claiming The Greatest Snow on Earth®.

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14 things to do in Utah after you're done skiing

Here's what you should be doing in Utah post-ski.

Powder Mountain ski mission: Waist-deep in Utah's finest

We needed no more convincing of why they call it the Greatest Snow on Earth.

What it looks like to ski the greatest snow on Earth

Timelapses and powder shots make up this smooth ski video from Utah.

11 epic winter adventures in Utah that don't require a lift ticket

Utah gives you all the resort skiing you could possibly want, but winter doesn't end there.

8 ways Salt Lake City's 'snow culture' makes skiing a way of life

The “I might be ‘sick’ tomorrow” because it’s dumping snow is a tolerated excuse here.

Guide to the best apres ski food and brews in Utah

Short of providing beer service on the chairlift, Brighton couldn't have made apres easier for you.

20 things you didn't know about Salt Lake City

There are more bars than you think.

35 photos of Utah that will make you want to ski right NOW

There's simply no better place to be when it snows.

The 14 greatest ski runs in Utah

The picks below represent pretty much the most epic Utah ski treasure hunt imaginable.

The 5 sickest terrain parks in Utah

Greatest Snow on Earth or not, some days are just made for the park.

Skiing the Greatest Snow on Earth: Utah, by the numbers

Total skiable acreage in Utah: 29,214

12 incredible ski experiences you can only have in Utah

Snow so light and fluffy that you can clear the sidewalk with a leaf blower.

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