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Ski Utah, USA

At the time of writing, Yawgoo Valley was the only ski area we could find in Rhode Island.  Reports state that at one time there were five.   However, this state – the smallest state in the Union, being approx. 38 miles wide x 47 miles long – has so much else to offer.   

 

With approx. 400 miles of coastline, much of the focus is on water sports.  Narragansett Bay is the place where most of it happens.  Sailing is very popular, as well as fishing, cruising, kayaking and seal watching.  Waterfront dining is available just about everywhere as well as interesting historic areas worth exploring.    Newport, Rhode Island has hosted the elite America’s Cup races and you can still experience the excitement aboard a 12-metre yacht.   Aptly nicknamed ‘the Ocean State’ Rhode Island’s official name is ‘State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.’

 

The first permanent settlement of white people in Rhode Island was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams on land acquired from the Narragansett Indians.   It became known for its  trading by sea and farming and Providence and Newport became among the busiest New World ports.  The state has plenty of historic landmarks, including the beautiful mansions on the clifftop in Newport which were at one time the summer homes of wealthy New Yorkers and industrialists. 

 

Many New Englanders learn to ski at Yawgoo Valley and it is well set up for learning with a ski school and rental shop.

 

Ski Resorts in Utah, USA

 

 

Deer Valley

Deer Valley is located in Park City, Utah, just 38 minutes from Salt Lake City.  It has everything you would expect to find at a world-class resort.  Deer Valley hosted some of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games events.  Skiing is over the four mountains of the area and offers a wide range of terrain for all levels.  Boarders will enjoy the TNT terrain park.  Snowmobiling and other winter activities are available in the vicinity. 

 

Park City

Offering over 3,000 acres of skiing terrain, Park City will provide a memorable skiing for those of all levels.   Being a top-ranked ski destination, it offers seven peaks of mountain fun, great terrain parks as well as the historic old mining town, great après ski, nightlife and restaurants and shopping.  Night skiing and riding is available.  The closest major airport, Salt Lake City International,  is just 37 miles away.  

 

Sundance Resort

Sundance is the place for those wishing to avoid the crowds at some of the larger resorts.  It’s a chance to go back in time to the days when many people first hit the slopes and enjoyed the unique and friendly camaraderie that goes along with it.   You have the same fantastic Utah snow conditions but without the razzle-dazzle. 

 

With 450 acres of terrain, a vertical drop of 2,150 feet, 41 runs, a vertical drop of 2,150 feet and a quad lift to take you from the village to the action.  You will find lifts with access to many beginner, intermediate and expert runs.  With an annual average snowfall of over 300 inches, the mountain is also open to boarders but note that ski brakes and leashes are required.