Utah has so much to offer winter lovers
There are countless amazing mountain resorts and wonderful areas to enjoy your annual ski vacation!
SALT LAKE CITY
If you look to the south in Salt Lake City you’ll see the airy peaks of the Wasatch Mountains, home to the world-renowned ski areas of Alta, Snowbird, Brighton and Solitude, all located just 30 minutes from downtown. Vacationing in “Ski City” gives you amazing snow-packed days at multiple world class resorts, and so many options for down days within the vibrant downtown core. Download your brewery pass and discover tours to distilleries and breweries throughout the city, or check out the concerts, art, culture, and the historic Church of Latter-Day Saints at Temple Square. When you purchase your flexible Ski City Super Pass, enjoy discounted lift rates all four resorts, ticket purchase bypass, free public transit to the resorts on UTA ski buses and TRAX light rail, and rental shop discounts with participating partners.
PARK CITY, UTAH
Park City is home to the largest ski area in the USA and to the consistently top rated #1 Deer Valley Resort. While known by many as the site of the famous Sundance Film Festival, Park City is also famous for its perfect slopes, luxury resorts, and action-packed calendar of events. When not on the mountain, check out award-winning restaurants, high end breweries, wineries and distilleries, art galleries, and the smorgasbord of other activities on offer. With this much to do, Park City is ideal for all travel types, especially families and groups of friends.For more on après scene in Park City, check out The Complete Guide to the Best Après-Ski Spots in Park City.
HEBER VALLEY, UTAH
Classic resort stays, iconic family adventures and great value is what you’ll find in the Heber Valley area, which is conveniently located only 45 minutes from Salt Lake City Airport. Stay at the classic Swiss inspired Zermatt Utah Resort & Spa where you can enjoy award-winning meals at Z’s Steak and Chop Haus, sooth your senses with a wellness plan, or relax with a massage at the spa. Enjoy the complimentary perk of shuttles to Park City and Deer Valley Resorts. After-ski activities include the most unique hot spring pools in the world, found at the Homestead Resort in Midway. Affectionately known as “The Crater,” this geothermal spring is hidden within a 55-foot tall, beehive-shaped limestone rock. Visitors can swim, snorkel, enjoy a therapeutic soak or even learn to scuba dive. Or visit Ice Castles; an awe-inspiring, must-see winter phenomenon that brings fairytales to life. This frozen attraction is built entirely by hand using hundreds of thousands of icicles hand-placed by professional ice artists. The castles include breathtaking LED-lit sculptures, frozen thrones, ice-carved tunnels, slides, and fountains. Find this and many more family activities to choose when you stay in authentic Heber Valley.For more on all the things to do off-mountain in Heber Valley, check out this guide to Heber Valley.
Located 35 minutes north of Salt Lake City, this former boomtown was created by the first transcontinental railroad in 1869. Its home to three world class ski resorts, including Snowbasin and Powder Mountain Resorts. Powder Mountain is known for its famous cat skiing opportunity. Both resorts are serviced by an in-town ski bus which provides the ultimate in flexibility for your ski schedule. Lively after-ski activities include: Flowrider, Utah’s indoor wave riding attraction; axe throwing; wall climbing; a dinosaur park; Fat Cat Family Activity Centre which includes a bowling alley, billiards, arcade, laser tag, and bumper cars; Fly High Trampoline Park; and IFly indoor skydiving. Ogden isn’t just for the adrenaline junkies either, it is also home to a number of museums celebrating the area’s significant railroad history, an aerospace museum, as well as multiple art galleries, installations, murals and festivals. It’s the perfect area for you next family vacation.For more on visiting Ogden, check out these 5 Ways to Elevate Your Winter Vacation in Ogden