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Winter Wonderland

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. 


Returning again to Soldier Hollow, The Midway Ice Castle is an acre of splendor with millions of illuminated icicles formed inot one of the world's winter wonders.  With walkable glacial caves, stunning views, and ice slides for the children, the Midway Ice Castles is a family experience worth seeing.  

One of the most popular features of the Ice Castle is the evening light show. Thousands of LED lights embedded in the ice coordinate with stirring instrumental music to transport guests into a fantastical wonderland. Visitors can also enjoy squeezing, squishing and crawling through parts of the stunning, Narnia-like display. 

When you come: 

  • Bring a camera!
  • Dress warm
  • Stay for dinner 
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Be awe inspired as you watch the Ice Castle grow before your eyes!

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 #1 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.

Read more about the great amenities at Deer Valley here.

Soldier Hollow Resort

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. 

Site for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games just south of Heber City, Soldier Hollow was one of the busiest venues during the Olympic Winter Games and hosted 23 exciting events of biathlon, Nordic combined, and cross country skiing.

Soldier Hollow has 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. Soldier Hollow is located in Wasatch Mountain State Park, in Midway. For more information, call 435-654-2002 or visit

Sundance Ski Resort

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.

In addition to 42 alpine ski runs, Sundance offers 26 kilometers of groomed cross country trails and 10 kilometers of separate snowshoeing trails, offering something for all winter enthusiasts.

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

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

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.

Daniels Summit
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. 
Phone:  435-548-2300

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. 
Phone: 435-783-4338

Strawberry Valley
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.
Phone: 435-654-0470

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. 
Phone: 435-654-1791


Soldier Hollow
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
Phone: 435-654-2002

Wasatch Mountain State Park
Enjoy the serene alpine terrain of the Wasatch Mountain State Park on snowshoes. 
Phone: 435-654-1791

Daniels Summit
Enjoy snowshoeing through the beautiful Uinta National forest. 
Phone: 800-519-9969 or 435-548-2300