Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Photo Galleries
'Spotlight' is just the latest edition of newspaper movies Here's a list of the best newspaper movies. More
Most valuable car collection ever auctioned In total, the 'Pinnacle Portfolio' is the most valuable group of cars from one collection ever sold in a single auction. More
This is how far robots have come since the 1930s Are robots catching up to humans? Yes. Should we be scared? Find out! More
Special Offer
5 of 6
BACK NEXT
Ski
Ski
For proximity to powder, no other metro area beats Salt Lake. Snowbird (800-232-9542) and Snowbasin (888-437-5488) - less than 30 minutes away - are owned and operated by oil magnates Dick Bass and Earl Holding, respectively.

Snowbird is revered for its challenging terrain. Snowbasin boasts wide, friendly runs and a magnificent ride up to Needles Lodge, where on a clear day you'll take in 360-degree views of ice-cream peaks in all four surrounding states.

Tip: If a blizzard hits during your trip, opt for Snowbasin; its gondolas make for a more comfortable ride than Snowbird's standard chairlifts.

NEXT: Unwind

Last updated February 22 2008: 10:14 AM ET