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 Utah Travel Center Cities Salt Lake City • FAQ

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about Salt Lake City.

What is the area code for Salt Lake?
What time zone are you located in?
What type of transportation is available?
Who can I call for important information?
What is the population, elevation and climate?
Are accommodations, restaurants and nightlife available?
How close are the ski resorts?

AREA CODES
The area code for Salt Lake City and surrounding area is (801).
The rest of the state including Park City is (435)

TIME ZONE
Salt Lake City is in the Mountain Time Zone and follows Daylight Savings Time.

TRANSPORTATION
Highways: Interstate-15 slices through Utah, north to south, from Idaho to Arizona. Interstate-80 crosses the northern part of the state from Wyoming, running west into Nevada. Interstate-84 runs northwest toward Idaho from Echo Junction near the Wyoming border. US-6 / US-191 is the major route through the eastern and southeastern portions of the state. Interstate-70 runs west from Colorado to a junction with I-15 in central Utah. US-666 enters Utah's southeastern corner from southern Colorado and joins US-191.
I-15 Freeway Reconstruction: Reconstruction of Interstate 15 (I-15) will be going on until July of 2001. Daily updates of ramp closures are available by calling toll free 1-888-463-6415.
Airports: The major airport is Salt Lake City International Airport, which was ranked ninth best in the U.S. By "Conde Nast Traveler" magazine. For more information contact the Salt Lake International Airport. 801-575-2400
Bus Service: Greyhound Bus Lines access several Utah cities and towns. In northern Utah, buses make regular stops in Provo, Salt Lake City, Ogden, Birgham and Logan. In eastern Utah, Greyhound runs to Vernal and Price. Heading to southwestern Utah on I-15, the bus line makes stops in Beaver, Parowan, Cedar City and St. George. Contact: 800-231-2222
Light Rail: A light rail system designed for commuter travel provides access to Salt Lake City and vicinity. Much of the project will be functional in early 2000, with total completion by 2002. Fares are $1.00 within the valley. For more info call 801-287-4636
Railroad: In Northern Utah, Amtrak makes daily stops in Salt Lake City. The line also has service to Ogden, north of Salt Lake, and Provo, to the south. In eastern and southeastern Utah, there is service to Helper and Thompson Springs. Amtrak trains also stop in Milford in southwestern Utah.
Amtrak phone: 800-872-7245.

HELPFUL PHONE NUMBERS:

Highway Conditions

511 within Utah and
866-511-8824 elsewhere

Airport Information 801-575-2400
I-15 Freeway Reconstruction 888-463-6415
Public Transportation 801-287-4636

POPULATION:
Salt Lake City Metro: 170,000
Salt Lake Area: 830,000
Wasatch Front: 1.5 million

ELEVATION:
Salt Lake City: 4330 feet / 1320 meters

CLIMATE:

Month
High F

Low F

January
36
19
February
43
24
March
52
31
April
62
38
May
72
45
June
82
53
July
92
62
August
90
60
September
79
50
October
66
40
November
50
29
December
24
22
Temperature Conversions: 32 F = 0 C; 41 F = 5 C; 50 F = 10 C; 68 F = 20 C; 86 F = 30 C

ACCOMMODATIONS, DINING, NIGHTLIFE. Visitors to Salt Lake have their choice of 17,000 hotel rooms and 7,000 rooms in nearby communities. More accommodations are being built for the 2002 Winter Olympics. There are more than 300 restaurants in the Salt Lake area. Seventy-five restaurants and numerous nightclubs are within walking distance of the Salt Palace Convention Center, the Delta Center Arena and downtown hotels. Alcoholic beverages may be served with meals in restaurants and hotels. Drinks are also available in non-exclusive clubs where visitors are welcome to purchase temporary memberships at a nominal fee. Liquor can be purchased in state liquor stores located in the Salt Lake area. Click here for a complete list of Salt Lake Hotels - Motels and restaurants.

SALT LAKE CITY SKI RESORTS:

Alta:
Brighton:
Snowbird:
Solitude:
33 miles from SL airport
35 miles from SL airport
31 miles from SL airport
33 miles from SL airport

PARK CITY SKI RESORTS:

The Canyons:
Deer Valley:
Park City:
33 miles from SL airport
39 miles from SL airport
37 miles from SL airport


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