Salt Lake City from A to Z: map of hotels and ski areas, slopes and pistes, lifts and ski passes. Bright photos and videos. Reviews of tourists-skiers about Salt Lake City.
According to toppharmacyschools, Salt Lake City (Salt Lake City or simply SLC) is a notorious American resort for Russians. Why sad? Because the 2002 Winter Olympic Games that took place here turned out to be not the most pleasant memories for our country. But let’s not talk about the bad: let’s consider SLS from the point of view of rest. Today, this modern city still retains the charming charm of antiquity, and the surrounding mountains betray its picturesqueness. No wonder this place was chosen by the first Mormon leader Brigham Young, who said to the parishioners and settlers following him, “This is the place.”
Salt Lake City is not only a popular ski resort, but also the headquarters of the Mormons, although there is a “gay” and lesbian community. In a word, the most American, democratic city, where everyone feels equally free.
Due to its proximity to the Wasatch Mountains, tourists are not transferred to Salt Lake City all year round. In summer, rock climbing (and of a very high level) and mountain walks are popular here, in winter – skiing and snowboarding in all its diversity. Add to that a thriving university, great restaurants, and a rich culture, and you might well be joining Brigham Young in choosing a resort in the US.
How to get there
Salt Lake City International Airport is located about 9 km west of the city center. A light metro runs from the airport to the city, the fare costs 2.50 USD. To find out the details, you can call the airport information service: 801-575-24-77.
Amtrak’s California Zephy trains from Chicago (from $155, 35 hours) and Oakland, California (from $120, 18 hours) stop daily at Union Pacific Rail Depot.
Daily Greyhound buses link the resort with Las Vegas, NV ( 65 USD, 8.5 hours); San Francisco ( 150 USD, 16 hours); Denver ( 120 USD, 10-16 hours); and Seattle ( 190 USD, 20-24 hours).
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Weather in Salt Lake City
UTA city buses run on SLS and Wasatch Front until midnight (limited service on Sundays). TRAX, UTA’s is a Salt Lake City light rail system that connects east of the EnergySolutions Arena to the university and all the way south. Downtown SLS is a free zone. UTA buses also run to Provo, Tooele, Ogden and other cities and suburbs in the Wasatch Front area; during the ski season they go to four local hotels and Sundance next to Provo.
Salt Lake City offers bike trails throughout the city. It is allowed to ride a bicycle and on the sidewalk; often they are quite wide, and there are few pedestrians here (except for the center). State law requires cyclists to horn pedestrians.
Most of the sights can be seen using a two-wheeled friend, it is also convenient to get to the zoo or university on it.
Shopping and shops
Every city has a main shopping mall and Salt Lake City is no exception, look for a sign to Main Street. There are a lot of various ethnic restaurants, shops, as well as a large City Creek Center shopping center (with an air bridge across the street). One of the most famous bookstores here is Sam Weller’s Zion Bookstore.
Notable is the Lake’s Gateway Mall (opening hours: Mon-Sat 10-21, Sun 12-18), which was built specifically for the 2002 Winter Olympics on the side of old Union and Rio Grande. Here you can find stores of brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Barnes & Noble, Victoria’s Secret, Brookstone, PacSun; restaurants Thaifoon, California Pizza Kitchen, The DoDo. In addition, Gateway is the largest open-air market in Utah.
The small 9th & 9th store is popular with university students and locals. Here are Starbucks, Coffee Garden and Cafe Expresso, fun restaurants Barbacoa and the Great Harvest Bread Company. You can also look into the gift shops Cahoots Cards and Gifts, cinema in the Tower Theatre.
Check out Contender Bicycles before cycling through Salt Lake City – it’s a great place to start and end your tour of the city. Other shopping destinations: Charlottes, The Square Nest-House to Home, Western Rivers Flyfisher (offering Utah fly fishing), Chameleon Artwear, Hip and Humble, Koo De Ker, Gypsy Moon, Moroz Violins, Mutual Beauty Supply, The Country Homes Antiques, Children’s Hour, Floribunda, The Yuppie Puppy and The Vug Rock.
The slopes of Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City has world-class ski slopes just a few minutes’ drive from the city. Park City is the main venue for the 2002 Olympic Games. The Brighton and Solitude slopes are 20 minutes away. In half an hour you can reach Snowbird, a great place for skiers and snowboarders. There is also an 11,000-foot non-skier lift (Hidden Peak, open year-round). Where snowboarders are not allowed is the Alta resort (half an hour from the center). The slopes of The Canyons and Deer Valley are the furthest away, they will take 40 minutes to reach.
Attractions and attractions in Salt Lake City
The main attractions of the city are the cathedral, which was founded by Brigham Young – Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1853-1893). Also noteworthy are the House of Prayer (1867), the Bee House – the former residence of the head of the Mormons and the first governor of Utah of the same Brigham Young, Temple Square, Lion House, Salt Palace, Capitol, Southeast Temple (1909), Lake Bonneville salt fields.
Half an hour can be spent visiting the Mormon Church History Museum (address: 45 North West Temple Street, west of Temple Square, open Mon-Fri 9:00-21:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-19:00). Entrance is free. The permanent exhibition includes the history of the emergence of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and an exhibition of various works of art.