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Getting There

By Car -- From Salt Lake City, take I-215 south to exit 7; follow Utah 210 south. Turn east onto Utah 190 to reach Solitude and Brighton in Big Cottonwood Canyon; continue on Utah 210 south and east to Snowbird and Alta in Little Cottonwood Canyon. From Salt Lake City International Airport, it'll take about an hour to reach any of the four ski areas.

By Bus -- The Utah Transit Authority (tel. 888/743-3882 or 801/743-3882; www.rideuta.com) provides bus service from downtown Salt Lake City hotels and various park-and-ride lots throughout the city into Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons during ski season. Cost is $7 round-trip or $1.75 for a ride between Brighton to Solitude.

By Shuttle -- All Resort Express (tel. 800/457-9457 or 435/649-3999; www.allresort.com) offers shuttles from the airport and major Salt Lake City hotels ($37 per person each way, with a two-person minimum). Wasatch Crest Shuttle (tel. 877/754-8294; www.wcshuttle.com), also offers shuttles starting at $80 round-trip for up to 4 people.

The Ski Salt Lake Super Pass

If you want to experience all of the Cottonwood Canyons resorts, your best deal is the Ski Salt Lake Super Pass, starting at $114 adults and $64 children aged 7 to 12 for 2 days of access to the four resorts. Three- to 6-day passes are also available. Call tel. 877/752-4386 or visit www.ski-saltlake.com to buy a pass or learn more.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.