LIVING IN UTAH
The University of Utah is located in Salt Lake City, situated at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains. Salt Lake City is the hub of a large metropolitan area including a major international airport and a population of approximately a million people. The local high technology base is growing steadily. Salt Lake City offers a wide variety of athletics, cultural events and popular entertainment. Fine dining is abundant, along with many affordable eating and drinking establishments frequented by students. Excellent cultural facilities are available in the city and through out the rest of the state, including The Utah Symphony, Ballet West, and a large number of theater companies. The Sundance Film Festival takes place annual in Park City, a half hour’s drive from campus. The canyon country of southern Utah is unique. The area includes five National Parks and the largest contiguous area of wilderness in the U.S. outside of Alaska. National Forests and Wilderness Areas are scattered throughout the state. The state of Utah has unsurpassed opportunities for outdoor recreation, many only a few minutes away from the campus. It has the world’s best skiing only thirty minutes from campus, along with excellent biking camping and mountain and desert hiking.
Arches National Park Bryce Canyon National Park Canyonlands National Park Capitol Reef National Park Zion National Park
Skiing // Snowboarding Salt Lake Resorts • Alta • Brighton • Snowbird • Solitude Park City Resorts • Deer Valley • Park City • The Canyons • Sundance Northern Resorts • Beaver Mountain • Powder Mountain • Snowbasin • Wolf Mountain
Southern Resorts • Brian Head • Eagle Point
1 - Salt Lake City (photo courtesy Utah Office of Tourism) 2 - Skiing Wasatch Mountains (photo courtesy Howie Garber) 3 - Bryce Canyon (photo courtesy Utah Office of Tourism) 4 - Deer Valley Music Festival (photo courtesy Utah Office of Tourism) 5 - Wasatch Mountain (photo courtesy Utah Office of Tourism)
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