Utah & National Parks Ski Safari

For me, out of our ski safaris, this is the jewel in the crown. It combines some of America’s best skiing with an awesome road trip through US national parks. You could even finish up with a couple nights in Las Vegas. Amazing.
James Rivers
Product Manager - USA
For me, out of our ski safaris, this is the jewel in the crown. It combines some of America’s best skiing with an awesome road trip through US national parks. You could even finish up with a couple nights in Las Vegas. Amazing.
James Rivers
Product Manager - USA

Driving Times

Salt Lake City Airport - Park City 45 mins
Park City - Bryce Canyon 4 hrs
Bryce - Zion 2 hrs
Zion - Las Vegas 2 hrs
Bryce - Grand Canyon 5 hrs
Grand Canyon - Las Vegas 5 hrs

Summary

Ski Utah’s famous powder, explore incredible national parks and experience the mighty Grand Canyon.​

An inspiring adventure, this self-drive ski safari combines Utah’s snow-sure resorts with its stunning national parks. Direct flights into Salt Lake City make it easy to travel here from the UK.

Utah famously receives ‘the Greatest Snow on Earth,’ so you can pick and choose between powder meccas and immaculate piste skiing. There are six main resorts within easy reach of Park City (our recommended base), and you can ski them all on the same lift pass.

With fiery-red rock and gaping canyons, Utah’s national parks are astounding. Each is unique, whether you want to go hiking in Bryce, biking in Zion or sightseeing at the Grand Canyon. Las Vegas is an optional add-on at the end - a fun way to finish, it’s got everything from family-friendly hotels to 24-hour casinos.

Guardian travel editor Gemma Bowes experienced our Utah & Vegas Ski Safari and dubbed it ‘The Greatest Holiday in the World’.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Suggested Itinerary

Completely customisable, you decide which resorts and attractions you’d like to visit, and how long you’d like to spend at each. We’ll advise on the best options to suit you, and book each element to create your personalised itinerary.

Here’s our suggestion for a 10-14 night Utah & National Parks Ski Safari. Designed and tested by our Utah specialist, James, it makes a fantastic family holiday, a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, or an unforgettable honeymoon.

The Skiing

Fly into Salt Lake City, pick up your hire car and drive 35-minutes to the historic mountain town of Park City.

Park City & Deer Valley - Our top Utah resort recommendations, Park City has the largest single ski area in the US and, as a former mining town, it makes a great base for your first week. Five-minutes’ drive or shuttle-ride away, Deer Valley is America’s most exclusive resort, with immaculate pistes and exceptional service.

Snowbird & Alta - A 45-minute drive from Park City, a daytrip to these interlinked powder meccas is a must for adventurous skiers. Alternatively, you could overnight in Snowbird to explore more of the off-piste.

Solitude & Brighton - With more time, Solitude’s in-bound backcountry makes it a fantastic second base, while neighbouring Brighton is Utah’s best resort for snowboarders.

National Parks & Vegas

Bryce Canyon & Zion National Park - Leave the snow behind and drive southwest to Utah’s desert sands and wind-sculpted rocks. With 3-4 days, you could experience the Hoodoo pinnacles of Bryce Canyon and the 15-mile canyon at Zion National Park, staying within the parks themselves. For activities in Zion see visitstgeorge.com/outdoor-adventures.

Bryce National Park Panoramic

Bryce Canyon

Arches & Canyonlands - With more time, we’d recommend a few days in these neighbouring parks, using the city of Moab as your base. In Arches, 2,000 sandstone arcs glow red at sunset and, in Canyonlands, the desert landscapes cut by the Colorado River are astounding. Visit discovermoab.com for more information.

Grand Canyon - Drive five hours past stunning national park scenery to the Grand Canyon. Experiencing this mile-deep chasm is a moving experience and, from here, you can either tour back to Salt lake City or continue to Vegas.

Las Vegas - A huge amount of fun, there’s so much going on in this desert city. Aside from the casinos and bars, there are family-friendly theme parks, fantastic hotel pools and superb shows like the Cirque du Soleil, as well as helicopter rides to the Grand Canyon. It’s possible to fly home from here.

For more information on Utah's National Parks visit utah.com.

Price Guide

From £1,535pp for a 14-night Utah & Las Vegas Ski Safari including flights, accommodation, transfers and car hire based on 2 people travelling.

All our holidays are tailor-made. This gives you complete flexibility to create your own itinerary, and allows us to negotiate the best prices for you. With so many potential options, we don’t publish set prices for our ski safaris.

Request a quotation or call 01273 224060 for a tailored price with your choice of resorts, activities and accommodation.

Reviews

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25/04/2016 Chris Tett

We were going to the States for a wedding in Las Vegas and decided to fit in some skiing. Building in stays at Bryce Canyon and Zion made it a perfect holiday.

13/04/2015 Mary Swindles

The Canyons/Bryce Canyon/Zion National Park. Being quite late in the season and the fact that the resort hadn't had much snow for March it was a surprise to get in any skiing at all. Temperatures of 18/20C during the day didn't help the snow which did get quite heavy by the afternoon. A light dusting of snow on the third day made for a good skiing day but we only skied 4 days any way. A shopping trip to the outlet Mall and another day in Park City completed the first part of our holiday. Bryce Canyon for one night was the next part and the word Awesome is definitely appropriate. No words can do it justice, you just have to see it for yourself. Zion Canyon National Park was the last part of our trip and we entered the park from the Zion/Mount Carmel highway. I must admit that I was glad I wasn't driving through the tunnel, built in 1929 and just about a mile long through the mountain with several galleries cut in the wall to give a view of the canyon. Three days of hiking! We had our grandson with us aged 9, so didn't do any of the really strenuous hikes which meant that the ones we did were quite busy. My husband went up the last bit of Angels Landing, my excuse was that I was looking after the boy! On our last day we drove up to Salt Lake City and went into Kolob Canyon which is at the other end of the National Park for a gently hike to the double arch. An easy drive to Salt Lake and an overnight stay in a hotel near the airport made for a leisurely start to the journey home.

09/04/2015 Nick Odlum

Great trip, Utah is a beautiful state and this itinerary really shows you a lot of it in just 2 weeks. The length of time recommended for each part of the trip (Park City/Bryce/Zion/Las Vegas) was perfect. Also I think that the national parks recommended for the trip are definitely the best ones to see, as there are others in Utah - Canyonlands, Arches etc (this is based on what other travellers told me). The ski resorts in Park City are excellent and give you great choice, especially for intermediate skiers. And if you are more advanced, you have the option to drive to Snowbird and Alta which is a major attraction.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

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