Winter activities in Heber Valley include world-class ski resorts in Park City, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice skating and ice fishing.
Winter Made Perfect in Heber Valley
Spectacular mountains and scenic open space make the Heber Valley a winter adventure paradise. With 1,000 miles of trails (over 200 of them groomed) you’ll never have to take the same path twice. Whether you're cross country skiing or snowmobiling, snowshoeing or ice fishing, you’ll discover the thrilling Winter Wonderland adventure that is Heber Valley. Enjoy this year's winter adventures at Soldier Hollow with tubing, Nordic skiing and the backdrop of the Midway Ice Castle. Take a winter sleigh rides or horse back ride across the quiet hills of Midway.
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 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.
For cross country ski enthusiasts, Heber Valley offers world-class skiing. Whether you prefer the peaceful solitude of flat-track skiing on a mountain trail, skate-skiing on a groomed track or carving telemark turns on an untracked mountain slope, you'll find it in Heber Valley.
Soldier Hollow Resort
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)
Whether you want groomed trails or untracked isolation, snowmobiling opportunities abound in the Heber Valley. Miles of trails wind through mountains and forests, opening onto delightful meadows and vast plateaus. You make the choice whether to take a guided tour led by knowledgeable guides or strike out on your own into the pristine wilderness.
See the outfitters tab for businesses offering snowmobile rentals and guided tours.
The mountains around Daniels Summit provide the perfect environment for snowmobiling – with deep snow and an almost unlimited number of trails and play areas. Daniels Summit snowmobiling runs mid November through April. The peak Utah snowmobiling season runs December through April.
Mill Hollow/Mirror Lake
The Mirror Lake, Mill Hollow and Strawberry snowmobile complex areas all interconnect and provide some of the finest snowmobiling in Utah. With over 250 miles of groomed trails throughout the high Uinta Mountains, this combination of complexes is rapidly becoming one of the largest and most popular snowmobile areas in the state. It boasts a diversity of groomed trails and open play areas, scenery and riding opportunities.
Part of the Mirror Lake/Mill Hollow/Strawberry snowmobile complex perhaps the most attractive feature of this area is the majestic mountain scenery. Mountain peaks rise to 13,000 feet and are surrounded by thousands of acres of vast open space, typically snow covered November through May.
Wasatch Mountain State Park
snowmobile through the alpine terrain at the Wasatch Mountain State Park, one of Utah's unique scenic treasures. The park provides facilities for snowmobilers including parking, restrooms, designated play areas, and approximately 70 miles of well-groomed snowmobile trails. Warming stations are available at the golf course clubhouse and park visitor center. Pick up maps and information at the WMSP Visitors Center.
Snowshoe along the edges of the groomed trail network, follow single track trails to vantage points like the Crow's Nest, or forge your own trail—it's all available at Soldier Hollow. Rentals are available as well as guided tours http://soldierhollow.com/snowshoe
Wasatch Mountain State Park
Enjoy the serene alpine terrain of the Wasatch Mountain State Park on snowshoes.
Enjoy snowshoeing through the beautiful Uinta National forest.
Phone: 800-519-9969 or 435-548-2300
The Midway Outdoor Ice Rink is the perfect family activity this winter. Open seven days a week and rentals available for every size, you're family will love the beautiful scenery and wonderful atmosphere of the ice rink. Admission for adults just $6, children $5 and skate rentals $3. Warm up in our warming hut with a cup of hot cocoa. Find out more about us by calling 435-654-4202 or online at http://midwaycityut.org/icerink
Mon - Thur 2 pm to 9 pm
Friday 2 pm to 10 pm
Saturday 12 pm to 10 pm
Sunday 12 pm to 4 pm
New this year at Soldier Hollow, The Midway Ice Castle is two acre of splendor with millions of illuminated icicles formed one of the world's winter wonders. With walkable glacial gaves, stunning views, and ice slides for the children, the Midway Ice Castles is a family experience worth seeing. The December warm spell and then the January warm spell has been hard on our Ice Castle builders. Due to the warm weather, the Ice Castle is closed for the season. If winter decideds to come this year check their website for additional information at: www.icecastles.com.