Utah is known throughout the world as being home to the best powder snow anywhere. The light fluffy snow that falls in the mountains of Utah is unique to the region. Most snow is wet and heavy, when computed it forms ice and is slushy to drive on, but Utah snow is different. Light flakes, of what is termed powder, is a dryer snow that does not have the weight of the heavy slushy snow falls of the East Coast. The powder makes a snow pack that is unbeatable for creating perfect ski conditions and perfect conditions means the Utah ski resorts are packed with plenty of people.
Each year millions of visitors flock to the slopes of Utah mountains to ski the perfect run on the perfectly formed powdered snow. With each new snow fall skiers race to the top of the mountain to be the first to glide through the white powder. Because of its consistency, skiers a buried above their knees in a light dusting of snow as they slalom down the hills and runs of Utah ski resorts.
Resort destinations in Utah attract skiers from around the world who come to ski on the greatest snow on earth. The US Olympic ski team is headquartered in the mountains of Utah and spends their winters practicing on the slopes of the states many resorts. During the summer the team travels to Switzerland where the snow capped mountains of the Alps enjoy welcome skiers year round. Meanwhile back in Utah the ski resorts host many activities over the summer months with rides and downhill events that can be enjoyed where it is winter or spring.