Planning your dream winter vacation just got a whole lot easier. We have a few itineraries already built out for you to consider. First, pick your dates. Second, book your lodging. See some excellent options here. Third, plan that itinerary. Let us help! Read on for some great suggestions and try our Trip Planner tool on our site for a custom itinerary.
Take a “snow day” (or several) this winter season and go to Heber Valley for miles upon miles of outdoor adventure. May we suggest deep powder and lots of adrenaline-pumping fun on day one? Book a snowmobile excursion with one of our trusted and experienced outfitters or guides. The famous champagne powder of Utah is unlike any other location in the world. And the pristine snowy hills are just begging for fresh tracks. Whether you prefer a guided outing or just need to rent the machines for your own exploration, we have plenty of acreage to get out, ride hard, and have an experience of a lifetime.
Come nightfall, we always love the yurt dinner experience. A short half-mile, flat walk through the alpine location of Wasatch Mountain State Park takes guests to a quaint yurt setup with an indulgent, multi-course dinner and s’mores by the fireside. Relax below the stars and reconnect with friends and family – this is the place to be.
You will want to stay the night because day two brings a whole other kind of wintry adventure. Plan to do a day of downhill skiing at either Sundance Mountain Resort or Deer Valley Resort. Our prime valley location gives you easy access to some of the best skiing in the world. Eat lunch on the mountain and make it a full day of snowy fun. Be sure to book your spa treatment or Homestead Crater soak after a day on the slopes. Your muscles will thank you!
And if you think you can handle three straight days of outdoor activities that really push your body to the max… then stay another night and head to Solider Hollow on day three. This Olympic venue was the location of the biathlon and cross-country skiing events during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Still used as a premier training facility for Olympic hopefuls and younger athletes, Soldier Hollow Nordic Center is also open to the public all year round. During the winter months, guests can cross-country ski along the same course and trails that the professionals use. Or try the snow tubing hill for a bit of relaxed family fun. Read more here.
For those who need blue skies and lots of sunshine for their winter stays, the Heber Valley is great for that too. If the high-impact, cardio-maxing activities aren’t for you, then allow us to suggest some alternative options. Glide along the hillside while wrapped in a cozy, comfy sleigh as happy pups pull you along. We’re talking dog sledding! This therapeutic experience allows the rider to meet the dogs beforehand to learn about each of their unique personalities. The professional musher and guide will ensure that you are warm and comfortable as you set out on a guided ride, soaking up the sun and taking in the breathtaking views. Looking to get moving, but not sure downhill skiing is your pace? Try cross-country skiing at Soldier Hollow Nordic Center or Wasatch Mountain State Park. Or strap on a pair of snowshoes and set out to explore the countryside. It is a very peaceful way to explore the stunning natural beauty of this valley.
Cap your stay with a horse-drawn carriage ride at Jordanelle State Park or a sleigh ride on the snowy trail. Either option ensures you will have a wonderful time creating precious moments that will last a lifetime. And, if visiting during the colder parts of the winter season, add the world-renowned Ice Castles to your itinerary. This icy construction is sure to impress! Hundreds of hours by professional ice sculptors and engineers go into making this unique structure each year. Guests are always amazed at how intricate the whole design is, once complete. Schedule a restorative spa treatment and book a soak in the 10,000-year-old geothermal hot spring Crater, followed by an excellent meal at one of over 30 local area restaurants.
No Snow, No Problem
A winter experience in Heber Valley may look a little different for low snow seasons (or pre-season), but plenty of adventure still awaits. Trade in a day on the slopes for a day on the trails. Explore by foot or bike when the trails are dry. Or head out for a zip line adventure. We have the longest zip line over an open body of water! Learn more about the area you are visiting. Make time for a stroll through the museums, visit the art galleries, explore the boutique shops, or take a flight in a restored WWII plane at the Commemorative Air Force Museum.
Enjoy a leisure ride on the historic Heber Valley Railroad and watch for wildlife as you meander along the tracks on this out and back ride. And when the sun sets and the stars come out, sit under the starlit canopy and gaze toward the heavens as you take in just how grandiose the universe is. With a dark skies certified destination in the valley, and ample open space with little to no light pollution, the Heber Valley is an idyllic location for astrotourists and amateur stargazers alike.
Your Perfect Winter Vacation Awaits
There’s never been a better time. There’s never been a better place. If you’re looking for more than just a ski destination, then Heber Valley is where you want to be this winter season! Known as an outdoor recreation mecca, and with a picture-perfect location and natural setting, our welcoming mountain town is the perfect location for a winter wonderland getaway. If you think you’ll need only two or three days… trust us – you’ll wish you had booked more. We recommend four or more nights to get the full experience and explore all there is to do here in the winter months. Even then, you won’t be able to fit it all in! So, what are you waiting for? Go online, check out the activities page and event calendar, reach out to us, and get your vacation booked. We're happy to help! 435-654-3666
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