Recreation & Relaxation.
and just enough business to make it a conference.
Just a few miles from Salt Lake City, tucked away in little Cottonwood Canyon, Snowbird is a four-season resort with something for everyone, mastering both recreation and relaxation. There is the obvious, the winters boast some of the best snow in the United States, but what you may not know is how incredible the summers are with an average temperature in the 70’s (never in the 90’s, there record temperature was 86 degrees in 2002). Snowbird offers miles and miles of mountain recreation like hiking, biking, horseback riding, and even mountain scootering (is that a word?) – returning to the resort you can sink your teeth into some of the most flavorful food at one of 17 cafes and restaurants, or relax at the sensual day spa, take a dip in one of the heated pools, or raise your adrenalin again by taking one of the exhilarating family rides like the alpine slide or mountain coaster. Of course you have to reserve some time to summit the mountain and what better way to do that than in the 125-passenger Aerial Tram that zooms from an elevation of 8,100 feet to 11,000 feet in about 8 minutes, taking skiers to Hidden Peak and the infamous 2-1/2 mile Chip’s Run.
So amidst all of this recreational and relaxing glory, your National Rural ITS Conference will take place and what better place to enrich your transportation career than cozying up to Salt Lake City. Like many of its western cohorts, Salt Lake has drastically improved its transportation systems over the years. While traditionally a driving city, public transportation is widely accepted and used. From an elaborate bus system to the light rail and improved wayfinding systems, navigating Salt Lake is a prime example of the transition to modern transportation systems. So, find your way to Salt Lake for the 2015 NRITS Conference, August 9-12.