4 Fun Winter Activities To Enjoy in Utah

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Whether you want to spend time traveling with your kids to search for new family adventures or escape the daily grind of routine with friends, winter holidays can offer you the opportunity to explore everything this beautiful time of year has to offer. Few places in the country offer more winter activities than Utah, and no matter your age, interests, or sense of adventure, there is something for everyone to enjoy once the snow returns to the area’s majestic mountains.

1. Snow Tubing

If you fondly remember days when you went sledding with the neighborhood kids as a child, then you will thrill to a snow tubing adventure at one of Utah’s many parks, such as Wasatch Mountain State Park, which has several tubing lanes over 1,000 feet in length. If you are looking for something to get your adrenaline pumping, try night tubing, where you shoot down the snow-covered lanes in the dark.

Snow tubing is simple and safe for most healthy older kids and adults. Some parks can accommodate younger kids with tubes their size and smaller lanes that are simpler to navigate. Remember to wear waterproof clothing and ski gear to avoid getting wet and uncomfortable too early into your day. You might also want to carry a change of clothes for your kids and carry some snacks for the drive to the lanes and back.

2. Ice Skating 

Utah has a wide variety of locales that can accommodate novices and expert skaters alike. From Ogden to Provo, there are several rinks to explore. It is wise to check each rink’s public skating schedule and details about skate rentals before you venture out.

If you have never tried ice skating before, it is a good idea to go with people who are experienced and can give you some tips on how to avoid injuries that are common to beginning skaters. Consider wearing several layers of clothing to keep you warm and to cushion you if you do happen to take a spill.

3. Sleigh Rides

This is a joyful winter activity that anyone can enjoy, especially if you have a little girl or boy who loves horses. A few resorts in Utah offer sleigh rides around their grounds, giving you stunning views of the Wasatch Mountains and the area’s beautiful valleys.

You can make a day of this horse-drawn adventure by taking a ride with the family and then returning to your lodge, or if you are looking to invest in Utah real estate, your own ski property. Imagine enjoying a steaming hot cup of hot chocolate in your cozy winter home as you watch a holiday film or reminisce about fond memories of winters past.

4. Downhill and Cross-Country Skiing 

Utah boasts some of the most popular ski resorts in the country, including Deer Valley, Canyons Village, and the Park City Mountain Resort. There are numerous things to enjoy on the trails in this area, but downhill and cross-country skiing top the list for locals and visitors alike. There are a variety of trails and slopes to choose from, whether you are a beginner or looking for something a bit more challenging. If you are new to cross-country skiing, you might want to ask your local resort if they offer guided tours.

If you want to combine skiing adventures with other types of snowy fun in the Utah mountains, consider investing in one of the many gorgeous Park City ski homes available in the area. You can ski in and out from your own front door, skip parking fees and driving headaches, and invite friends and family up for adventure-filled vacations all year round. Due to the high demand in the area, if you wish to rent out your property when you aren't using it you can often turn a pretty great profit.

Winter adventures in Utah include many different activities that draw thousands of people to the area each year. From skiing to ice skating and so much more, there is much to explore in the Beehive State.

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