The University of Utah is nestled in the Wasatch foothills, overlooking Salt Lake City, the Great Salt Lake, and the Great Basin’s west desert. Behind the U, in the Wasatch Mountains, lies some of the world’s best biking and hiking trails, rock climbs, and ski and snowboard terrain. No fewer than SEVEN mountain resorts are a mere 40 minutes from campus. Whether your passion is hiking, biking, climbing, running the river, fly fishing, or, of course, hitting the slopes on a fresh powder day, you’ll find it close to the U. Get the latest about skiing and riding at the University of Utah.

Outdoor Recreation Program: Don’t want to splurge at REI? Try ORP. Located near the mouth of Red Butte Canyon, ORP is a haven for anyone needing last-minute gear or for those looking to demo a new sport, say ice climbing. ORP also organizes recreation trips throughout the year, as well as classes to hone your respective sport’s skills, and it’s a great place to meet like-minded outdoor enthusiasts.

Utah Freeskier Society: This group has enjoyed the big mountains and backcountry since 2002, while providing its members with season pass discounts.

OneLove Ski and Snowboard Club: The cultures unite at the U’s only ski and snowboard club. OneLove’s 1000+ members always agree on one thing: Utah powder is the best.

Ski & Snowboard Links
Park City
The Canyons
Deer Valley
Powder Mountain

Climbing Links
The Front Climbing Gym
Momentum Climbing