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This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.
The ski industry creates nearly 20,000 jobs in Utah. Did you know that your fifth and sixth graders can also ski free at Utah's ski resorts? What a fabulous deal!
Check out the latest report on Deer Valley being voted the No. 1 resort for customer service, dining, lodging and overall resort experience in North America for the sixth year in a row. This is a goal set up by Deer Valley management, and they take their ranking seriously!
Dining and hospitality is what Deer Valley stands for. If you've ever been skiing there, I hope you tried the white bean turkey chili. It's to die for!
This stunning mountain range has amazing panoramic views, beautifully groomed runs and a great ski beach with lounge chairs to boot. The resort is big enough so you don't have to wait. Plus, they have a cap and will only allow a certain number of skiers on the mountain. And, they're the first resort to offer Kleenex at every lift line.
Another great spot is Utah's oldest ski resort, Brighton. And Jared Winkler, of the resort's communications staff, says Brighton is where Utah learns to ski. That's what happened to him and now he works there. Many parents who learned to ski here are now back with their own kids.
The resort has an active youth program with a day care. Parents can enroll their kids in the ski program, and if they feel like it, they can hang out in the day lodge with WiFi access. This is a safe family resort and some of the kids just ride the bus up. Did I mention that kids under 7 ski free?
Trust me when I say Brighton has plenty of mountain to ski. I have friends who love to do night skiing between December and March. On a moonlit night, it's a blast.
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For Zions Bank, I'm Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.