Situated in the great basin of Salt Lake Valley, Salt Lake City is most famous for its majestic natural surroundings such as the Great Salt Lake and the Wasatch and Oquirrh mountain ranges. The city serves as the state capital of Utah, and is most well-known for hosting the 2002 Winter Olympics. One of the reasons the city was given the honor of hosting the Olympics was because of the simple truth behind the city’s motto of having the “Greatest Snow on Earth”. Known as the Lake Effect, Salt Lake City’s wonderful snowfall originates from the collision of cold mountain winds that blow across the Great Salt Lake and the dry air of the surrounding desert. This snow and nearby mountains have created some of the world’s best skiing conditions. It’s not surprising then that some of the world’s best ski resorts such as Deer Valley, Park City, Snowbird, and Solitude are located within driving distance of Salt Lake City.
Salt Lake City isn’t just known as a winter tourist destination. It is home to almost 200,000 residents, and is dedicated to public mobility, economic development, and natural living, which are comprised of award-winning, environmentally-friendly programs. Local government projects include usage of solar and wind energy, improved recycling and waste management programs, green transportation through the development of street cars and TRAX, sustainable food, and improved air quality to increase awareness of climate control. The city’s commitment to its residents can also be felt through its many year round activities and attractions, including the famous Sundance Film Festival, Pioneer Day and the Salt Lake City Marathon.
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