Winter Olympic warm-up

This winter, try your skills on the slopes, courses, runs, and rinks that Salt Lake City will reserve for Olympic athletes in 2002

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PARK CITY
A half-hour east of Salt Lake City, this historic mining town offers plenty of lodging choices. Area code is 435 unless noted.

Condominiums. Condos are sprinkled throughout town, with prices ranging from less than $125 a night to more than $600. For help with your reservations, try two agencies with large rental pools: Central Reservations of Park City (649-6606, 800/519-6312, or www.parkcityski.com) and High Mountain Properties (655-8363 or 877/340-1236).

Gamekeeper's Grille. Succulent game, meats, and maple-pecan-crusted trout served in a cozy hunting lodge atmosphere. 508 Main St.; 647-0327.

Nacho Mama's. Laid-back hangout with straight-ahead Mexican and intriguing Southwest dishes. 1821 Sidewinder Dr.; 645-8226.

Sage Grill. A casual local favorite with an exhibition kitchen and seasonal California menu. Closed Sun-Mon. 6300 N. Sagewood Dr.; 658-2267.

Washington School Inn.This downtown B&B with a dozen rooms and three suites started life in 1889 as an elementary school. From $225. 543 Park Ave.; 649-3800, (800) 824-1672, or www.washingtonschoolinn.com.

Yarrow Resort Hotel & Conference Center. The 181-room hotel is home to many international skiers when they race at Park City. From $169. 1800 Park; 649-7000, (800) 927-7694, or www.harthotels.com/yarrow1.htm.

OGDEN
This funky old railroad town 35 miles north of Salt Lake City is a close base for skiing at Snowbasin, 17 miles to the east. Area code is 801 unless noted.

Ben Lomond Historic Suite Hotel. This downtown Ogden hotel not far from the curling rink furnishes its 122 suites and 22 rooms with cherry wood to please the adults and video-game players to keep the kids happy. From $99. 2510 Washington Blvd.; 627-1900 or (888) 627-8897.

Roosters 25th Street Brewing Co. Try the brew house burger with bacon or choose from an eclectic list of pizzas in this friendly pub. 253 25th St.; 627-6171.

Snowberry Inn. Located on the edge of Eden (the town) and close to Snowbasin skiing, this five-bedroom B&B is a rustic log home with an intriguing collection of antique skis and showshoes. $115, including full breakfast. 1315 N. State 158, Eden; 621-8600, (888) 334-3466, or www.snowberryinn.com.

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