Winter activities in Heber Valley include world-class ski resorts in Park City, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice skating and ice fishing.
Ski Heber Valley
The Heber Valley is a true ski destination due to its abundance of The Greatest Snow on Earth® and its proximity to world-class ski resorts. Conveniently situated between Deer Valley Ski Resort--the number one ski resort in North America--and Robert Redford's renowned Sundance Resort, vacationing in the Heber Valley provides quick access to all of you skiing needs.
For the cross-country skiier, the 2002 Olympic venue Soldier Hollow provides endless trails and breathtaking views. Additionally, Soldier Hollow is home to the longest tubing lanes in North America. With 1,000 miles of snowmobile trails, entertaining horse-drawn sleigh rides and dog sled tours, the Heber Valley truly is a winter wonderland. Besides, where else can you ski and scubadive in the same day? The Homestead Crater in Midway allows you to do just that.
Deer Valley Ski Resort
Deer Valley is consistently ranked #1 in guest service among ski resorts in North America, as rated by the readers of SKI Magazine, and delivers an unmatched experience for your winter vacation. Deer Valley understands that the finer details make a big difference, which is why Deer Valley offers first-class amenities such as uniformed ski valets, groomed-to-perfection slopes, award-winning cuisine, on-site childcare and convenient lift, lodging and rental packages through our own lodging and reservations division.
The charm and solitude of Deer Valley Resort’s secluded mountain setting is found just 36 miles from the Salt Lake City International Airport in Park City. Direct flights from most major cities enable guests to leave home in the morning and ski Deer Valley the same afternoon.
Deer Valley Resort revolutionized the ski industry 28 years ago by being the first North American resort to provide the first-class service one would find at a five-star hotel. Offering luxurious amenities, such as ski valets, groomed-to perfection slopes, on-site child care and gourmet dining in three elegant day lodges.
The Resort provides the nuts and bolts of a great vacation. Deer Valley offers unparalleled accessibility, customized lodging, lift tickets, lessons and rental packages, as well as an award-winning ski school and the bounty of 300 annual inches of powder backed up by state-of-the-art snowmaking.
In the shadow of the Wasatch Mountains lies a historic venue site for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games just South of Heber City. Soldier Hollow served as the busiest venue during the Olympic Winter Games and hosted 23 exciting events of biathlon, Nordic combined, and cross country skiing. Some of the races were described as breathtaking when two racers would be sprinting to the finish line neck and neck. One of these finishes had the largest crowd ever at Soldier Hollow at its feet cheering as two racers, Alsgaard and Zorzi, sprinted for the gold. Alsgaard raised his hands in relief as he crossed the finish line in first place with Zorzi at his heals in disbelief. Team USA finished moments later in fifth-place making a statement for the first time ever that Americans can compete in this sport.
Soldier Hollow is used today with more than 20 miles of trails that wind through the trees and hills. The trail systems provides for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing for athletes of every ability. Soldier Hollow also provides a full-service rustic, pine day lodge that offers ski rentals, souvenir items, accessories, and food and beverages. This structure has fantastic architect features with weathered trestle beams and large windows providing spectacular views of the Wasatch Mountains, Heber Valley and the trail system.
Soldier Hollow is located in Wasatch Mountain State Park, in Midway. For more information, call 435-654-2002 or visit http://www.soldierhollow.com/
Sundance Ski Resort
Ranked 2nd in Conde Nast Travler’s Reader’s poll for Top 50 U.S. Mainland Resorts 2007, Sundance is the resort that you’ve dreamed about – small enough to offer a uniquely intimate experience, yet challenging for all range of skiers and snowboarders with a vertical drop of 2,150 feet. Terrain offers 40% black, 40% blue and 20% green runs over 450 acres of Utah’s famous powder.
Founded by Robert Redford in 1969, Sundance is committed to the balance of art, nature and recreation. Sundance is situated at the base of 12,000 foot Mt. Timpanogos on 5,000 acres of preserved wilderness. Only an hour’s drive from Salt Lake City airport and 45 minutes from Park City, Sundance offers a wide range of activities in addition to mountain recreation including fine dining, spa, Art Shack classes, Nature Center, Cross Country and snowshoeing.
Whether you enjoy alpine skiing, snowboarding or cross country skiing, Sundance offers something for all winter enthusiasts. In addition to 42 alpine ski runs, Sundance offers 26 kilometers of groomed cross country trails and 10 kilometers of separate snowshoeing trails.
Sundance’s team of PSIA certified ski and snowboard instructors is experienced in teaching all levels of adults and children. Choose from one on one coaching, group lessons or early bird lessons.
8841 N. Alpine Loop Road
Sundance, Utah 84604
(Season runs mid-December through first of April)