Salt Lake City
Greater Salt Lake is one of the finest winter destinations in all of America for good reason: Park City, main host site of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and home to the Canyons, Deer Valley, and Park City Mountain resorts, is a short drive through stunning Parley’s Canyon; like nearby Cottonwood Canyon, it offers soft, powdery snow that is the envy of skiers everywhere. The nearby Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountains see tremendous snowfall and are beloved by ice-climbers, hikers, and everyone else who enjoys the white stuff. Salt Lake City also hosts a litany of winter concerts, carnivals, and festivals that draw families in droves, while the annual Sundance Film Festival takes over Park City every January.