Utah State Winter Sports - Skiing and Snowboarding

Winter Rainbow at Alta Ski Resort - Shutterstock Photo

Skiing and snowboarding were chosen by the Utah State Legislature in 2012 to be Utah's official winter sports (Utah Code). This state symbol was inspired by Colorado adopting skiing as their official winter sport in 2008.

Representative Steve Eliason sponsored the bill because "skiing and snowboarding are an economic boon, luring travelers and bolstering state coffers" (Salt Lake Tribune). Skiing and snowboarding are a vital part of Utah's winter economy. In 2011 Utah had 4.2 million skier days and generated 20,000 jobs.

H.B. 201 passed the House and Senate unanimously. Governor Herbert signed H.B. 201 into law on March 15, 2012.

Skiing and Snowboarding in Utah

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