With January coming to a close, it can be hard not to dream of spring and warm weather. It may seem like you’re running out of things to do in the snow, however, Utah is full of incredibly fun activities to get you through the winter blues.
The license plates in Utah brag about how we have the “greatest snow on earth”, and skiers around the country will tell you that’s true. If you haven’t been skiing before, almost every ski resort offers beginner lessons to get you up and carving the mountain in no time! There are over ten resorts to choose from all across the state, so no matter where you are and what your budget is you can find the right fit for you!
Whether you want to carve your own path through the powder or be guided through a well-groomed trail on a scenic pathway, there are excursions available throughout Utah for all comfort zones. Some popular sites are Bear Lake, Strawberry Trail in Scofield, Mirror Lake by Heber Valley, and many more. You can bring your own machines or rent them for either a full or half-day.
Midway Ice Castles
Children and adults alike are mesmerized by these man-made ice castles. They even give you hot chocolate afterwards! Ticket prices depend on the days, but range from $15-18 for ages 12 and up, and $10-12 for children. Hours are also dependent on days, but they’re always open 3-9 pm, closed on Sundays.
There are tons of snowshoeing trails all throughout Utah to hike and explore. Many ski resorts have commercial trails including Sundance, Alta, Park City, and Snowbasin. There are also other trails to explore everywhere from southern to northern Utah, making it the perfect activity no matter where in the state you are.
Bryce Canyon offers a horseback riding excursion through a beautiful, snow-covered scenic landscape. You can choose between four different routes, each lasting 5 to 6 hours.
The track they used for bobsledding, skeleton, and lunge events for the 2002 Winter Olympics is now open to the public to use for an adventure of a lifetime! A professional bobsledder can take up to three people down the track at a time, making this a fun family activity that everyone will enjoy.
Tubing at Soldier Hollow
Tired of trudging up hills for a five-second tube ride? Then you need to experience the tubing at Soldier Hollow. Everyone gets their own tube which has a loop for them to tow you to the top of their 1,200-foot sledding hill. They’re open weekdays from 4-6 pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 8pm, and Sundays from 12-2 pm. Their fees vary by ages and dates, but get you a two-hour sledding experience.
Looking for some more recommendations on the top winter activities to do near the Salt Lake Area? Give Keyrenter Salt Lake a call!