Things to do in Salt Lake City
Brave a bicycle on the Bobsled
Even when the snow melts, outdoor enthusiasts continue to traverse these mountainsides - this time on wheels. For mountain-hardy bikes, try Wild Rose Sports (tel: +1 801 533 8671; www.wildrosesports.com). Speed-seekers should head for the Wasatch Mountains to test their pedals on The Bobsled, a seriously fast downhill trail. For a relaxed route, ride around Salt Lake.
Gallop with the wind in your hair
For an authentic pioneering experience, this stunning landscape should only be viewed from the saddle. Take up the trail with Wind In Your Hair Riding (tel: +1 435 336 4795; www.windinyourhair.com). For experienced riders only, mount-up on beautiful traveling Paso Fino horses and gallop through the area's spectacular scenery. Lessons for beginners are also available here.
Get spoilt with ski resorts
Salt Lake is a winter paradise for skiers and boarders alike, with several main resorts surrounding the city offering acres of light, dry and fluffy powder. Snowbird (tel: +1 801 933 2222; www.snowbird.com) is one of Salt Lake's highest; the aptly named Solitude Mountain Resort (tel: +1801 534 1400; http://skisolitude.com) is a haven of tranquillity, whilst Alta Ski (tel: +1 801 359 1078; www.alta.com) offers skiers challenging terrain.
Hit the green from a Utah fairway
Utah is a haven for golfers of all standards, with no less than 34 public golf courses in and around Salt Lake City (tel: +1 801 356 9077; www.utah.com/golf). It's a testament to Utah's natural diversity that 18-holes can be enjoyed in the warm sunshine with snow-peaked mountains providing the backdrop.
Ride the wild white waters of the Weber River
Experience the excitement of rafting down the white waters that cut through the dramatic Weber Canyon, just a 45-minute drive away from Salt Lake. Park City Rafting's (tel: +1 435 655 3800; www.parkcityrafting.com) friendly guides steer rafters through a tumultuous aquatic adventure on either a two-hour tour or a full day's rafting with a stop for lunch.