Jan 15, 2013

The Greatest Snow on Earth

By: Amberly Asay

Utah is known for having the greatest snow on earth, and with all of it's skiing and snowboarding resorts, it can be the perfect winter vacation.  Utah has 14 ski resorts, seven of which are less than an hour away from Salt Lake City.

You can find ski-in, ski-out accommodations right at the resorts or stay in nearby cities with nightlife, restaurants and entertainment. Most resorts offer spa services to end the perfect day. Many resorts are open for all seasons and during the summer and fall.  They offer hiking, biking and other activities.  

For more information about the different resorts, visit: www.utah.com/ski/resorts

Salt Lake Resorts: Alta Ski Resort, Brighton Ski Resort, Snowboard, Solitude.
Provo Resort: Sundance.
Park City Resorts: Canyons, Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort.
Northern Resorts: Beaver Mountain, Powder Mountain, Snowbasin, Wolf Mountain.
Southern Resorts:  Brian Head, Eagle Point.

The Freeride Academy is BYU's official Ski/Snowboard Club.  With over 400 members, the Freeride Academy is the largest club on campus!  Their mission is to build the ski and snowboard community at BYU while providing access to the resources you need during the off-season.

There are many benefits for being a member of the Freeride Academy:
-FREE ADMISSION to all events hosted by FA. (discounts admission to events they collaborate with others on)
-Top-quality club t-shirt.
-Discount season passes (before deadlines)
-Hangtime Orem: $5 for two hours the first time you show your card, $10 for 2 hours every time after that.
-Lowes Xtreme Airsports: $5 for one hour on weeknights, $7 on Fri-Sat
-Bluehouse Ski: 10% off wholesale prices at bluehouseskis.com (contact FA)
-Niche Snowboards Proform: 50-60% off! (contact FA)
-Board of Provo Discount Night Access
-Outdoors Unlimited: 30% off all rentals
-Parks Sportsman: 40% off all rentals and services (waxing, tuneups, etc.)
-Jib Kids discount (contact FA for more info)
-Cinematic Ride Co: Members only discount (contact FA for more info)
-Access to Zimride: FA rideboard to connect and carpool with other club members
-Info on relative local deals and events

Check out their Facebook page for more information:

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