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Salt Lake City

Flanked on the sides by towering peaks of the Rocky Mountains and within 30-60 minute drives from 10 major Alpine and 6 Nordic ski resorts, Salt Lake City is one of the world’s greatest winter sports destinations. Snowfall at the surrounding Wasatch Mountain resorts average 40 feet (12.2 meters) each year, and the resorts are said to have the greatest snow on earth – light, fluffy dry deep powder snow. Salt Lake City became better known internationally after hosting the Winter Olympics in 2002, and now has world class winter sports venues. Several magazines have called Salt Lake City the culinary capital of Rocky Mountain cuisine.

Salt Lake City is also one of the friendliest cities for deaf and hard of hearing people, and has what is perhaps the largest and most modern center for deaf people in the United States. This center, Robert G. Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, is very special and unique because it was established and is run by deaf and hard of hearing people, and is named in honor of a famous local and national deaf community leader.

image: Utah Capitol building
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