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I'm going to ski in March and need a doggie hotel.

by JRJanuszewski

Hi. We're flying in to SLC in mid March to ski. We're meeting up with someone who has a dog. We want to ski at Park City but are having a tough time finding a hotel that will accommodate a mid-sized dog. Any suggestions?

Also, any other suggestions of things to do there?

I heard that alcohol is tough to find/buy there. Am I correct?

Thank you,


Re: I'm going to ski in March and need a doggie hotel.

by american_tourister

Lucky you. SLC has some of the best snow in the world for skiing. I would rent a condo instead of a hotel. That is what we have done in Colorado, California, and Idaho with our Labrador Retreiver. I don't have an SLC contact for that but I'm sure the Chamber of Commerce can help you by putting you incontact with the proper folks.

Alcohol is funny there. The only places that sell it to take away are state run stores that are very expensive and few in number AND have short hours. No sales on Sundays either. Bring your own liquor if you can.

Restaurants and clubs are another matter. You must be a member of a private club to just drink and not eat. Memberships are usually available at the door. Try Ports of Call in downtown SLC. It si a reaaly great bar and is friendly. All tap beer in near beer so don't bother. get bottled for the full effect.

Restauranst do not have separate bars and do not list beer, wine, or liqour on the menu. You must ask the wait staff if they offer it and then order. Just remember that thst this is Mormon country.

If you are a serious skier try Snowbird but remember that they also call it Mogul Madness. Alta is great and does not allow snowboards. Solitude is the friendliest and has fewer crowds. Brighton is a family owned resort and we have had many great family ski days there. The Canyons has the best runs of them all. park City has catchet but the Canyons has better skiing and it is next door. Deer Valley is the POSH one. For all out go there.


Re: I'm going to ski in March and need a doggie hotel.

by spartan

Hi Jen,

One of the pet travel websites that I use is, I plugged in Park City and came up with the following establishments which accept pets: The Gables Hotel (435) 658-1417, Park City's Best Ski Lodge (877) 428-0847, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (435) 658-1600 and Radisson Park City (435) 649-5000.



Re: Re: I'm going to ski in March and need a doggie hotel.

by wctryltd

i lived in utah for two years - used to ski alta and solitude all the time - highly recommended.

as for booze - it is a strange place - never got used to it. in the old days (i think through 1940) you had to sign a paper declaring yourself an 'alchohol addict' in order to buy a bottle of wine - things are easier now - but you do have to plan ahead. Find the nearest liquor store - and then just make certain you stock up on your first day in town. the rest of the info about bars etc is accurate.

the only other funny thing - it is in theory illegal to be in a hot tub (public) after 10:00pm...

have a great time - in my opinion slc is THE best vacation destination for skiing in the country - maybe world.


Re: Re: I'm going to ski in March and need a doggie hotel.

by JRJanuszewski

Thanks for all the advice. Gosh, after reading this, it's like I'm visiting an entirely different time. - Jen

Travel Tips for Salt Lake City

Explore Temple Square. The...

by worldtrekker

Explore Temple Square. The most impressive building inside Temple Square is the 210 foot high Temple. On top of the tallest spire is a golden statue of the angel Moroni, who appeared to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) founder, Joseph Smith. Built between 1853 - 1893, the Temple is closed to everybody except practicing Mormons engaged in secret religious ceremonies. Even if you aren't interested in the Mormon religion, a visit is still worthwhile for the architecture and culture.

Jordan River Parkway

by Segolily

I wish there could be more options for activities. Because along the Jordan River Parkway you can do it all....biking, running, skating, kayaking, baby walking, dog walking, birding.

The Jordan River runs from Utah Lake through the "Jordan Narrows" into Salt Lake Valley, then north through Salt Lake Valley to empty into the Great Salt Lake. It effectively cuts Salt Lake Valley in half with the East and West sides defined partly by the river and partly by State Street and I-15, that run parallel.

The Parkway includes trails, bridges, parking areas, playgrounds and boat launching areas. It runs the length of the Valley and has entryways at numerous spots along the way. It is a level trail so not strenuous at all.

If you are looking for a nice running path or bike trail, this might work for you.

Burt's Tiki Lounge

by jenna24

Burt's Tiki Lounge
It doesn't look like much from the outside, but Burt's is home to some of the wildest and woolliest live music performances available in Salt Lake City on almost any night of the week. The decor is thrift shop mixed with junk and pop culture from the last three decades. One could spend hours inspecting the assortment of photographs, posters, noodlings and trash attached to every available wall. Park it at the bar to investigate atrocities of street finds displayed behind the bar. The patrons are the most eccentric in town, and all local bands hoping for credibility begin their career on Burt's minuscule stage. Casual

Perfectly composed!

by janicewilson about Bambara Restaurant

Food. The main entrees were a surprising and ultimately symphonic composition!

Ambience. Blithely chic.

Service. Excellent. Well versed on the menu, and despite an absent sommelier, the waitstaff made competent suggestions re wine pairings.

Dress. Blithely chic.

Price. Price corresponds to quality of cuisine. A bit pricey, but justifiably so. Here's what my husband and I "shared":

Bleu Cheese House Cut Potato Chips - hand sliced potatoes, fresh poignant bleu cheese and a bit of cabernet. Casual decadence!

Pan Seared Scallops, Parsnip Purée, Caviar Beurre Blanc, Port Wine Syrup, Shaved Fennel Slaw - the scallops were seasoned and seared perfectly. Literally melted in my mouth. But as good as the scallops were, I couldn't focus on 'em. Parsnip Purée (potato based) ingeniously infused infused with caviar? Brilliant. And a textural delight!

Grilled Filet Mignon, Maytag Blue Cheese & Applewood Smoked Bacon Au Gratin Potatoes, Roasted Shallot-Cabernet Wine Sauce - this was my husband's dish and he wasn't inclined to share. I did manage a small bit of the filet. Lovely and perfectly cooked to order (medium rare).

Dessert Sampler - at this point my husband and I are dying. We were full after the abundant chips. But the food's so damn good, we couldn't stop. And besides, the dessert sampler is a bargain! $15 (the price of one dessert is $8) for 6 desserts. And all but the creme brulée were regular sized offerings. Not huge brulée fan, but I liked the creative infusion of coconut and strawberries (sacrilege to some). Bamabara's flourless chocolate cake drizzled with rasberries is among the best I've had and I greatly enjoyed the sorbets.

Approaching the Women's Moguls Event

by karenincalifornia

The Women's Moguls Event was held at Deer Valley during the 2002 Winter Olympics. The day was perfect - near zero degrees Fahrenheit temperature with new snow. Couldn't ask for more when it comes to skiing the bumps!


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