"The ski-in High West Distillery & Saloon offers customized flights of craft creations paired with dishes like Kentucky whiskey beer cheese and bourbon three-onion soup. The seasonal tasting menu at Talisker on Main incorporates vegetables and herbs grown on its rooftop, while the Canyons' Bistro restaurant is the first and only certified kosher restaurant at a U.S. ski resort. With the restoration of the 1889 Washington School House into a 12-room hotel, you've got a new home baseplus complimentary transportation to your preferred slopes."
Others on the list included Telluride, Colo., and Taos, N.M.
Last week, the travel website TripAdvisor ranked Salt Lake City No. 4 in its top 10 "Best Value Ski Destinations"
It noted that Utah's capital city boasts seven major ski resorts within 45 minutes of downtown.
The back-to-back tributes provide the folks who promote the state with some welcomed leverage.
"There's nothing better than a third-party endorsement," said Nathan Rafferty, CEO of Ski Utah, marketing arm for the state's 14 resorts. "It's one thing when we say we have the best snow, it's another when someone independently says good things.
"We'll shine a light on these rankings because they get a ton of traction. They have credibility."
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