Embracing snowfall is a time to explore outdoor adventures and to take the risk to try new things and enjoy every moment. As long as you have all the right layers and stay bundled, the mountains will become your best friend this winter season. Consider a couple of these winter activities to get the full snowy wilderness experience.
If you are a regular hiker, this is a great option to get a taste of the beautiful canyons, national parks, and trails to walk through and the higher you go, the more breathtaking views you will see. The best places to snowshoe are in Cherry Peak Resort, Sundance Mountain Resort, Solitude Mountain Resort, Alta Ski Area, Snowbasin Resort, or Park City Mountain. Be selective about what you want to see, how far you want to go and research the difficulty level for all the resorts that you consider adventuring in.
Enjoy a wide selection of incredible places to go cross-country skiing including mountain tops, golf courses, state parks, or historic trails. This is a more difficult activity so thoroughly read through all your options before jumping the gun to any advanced trails and know what you are getting yourself into. Some of the top destinations to journey through the mountains are Soldier Hollow, The Homestead Cross-Country Ski Center, The Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail, Solitude Nordic Center, or The Viking Yurt. Each trail features different levels of difficulty and tells you the round-trip mileage. Regardless of which center you decide on, you can't go wrong. Be aware of the equipment and training you will need before taking off.
These are just a couple activities to start with but don't worry because there is a more to be explored. If you are an outdoors fanatic, check out more options here to make the best of the winter weather. Need a hot chocolate break? Located in West Valley, Apple Spice Catering offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner options with beverages including delicious hot chocolate or coffee to give you the warmth you need after a long adventurous day. Check out our catering menu and order in to keep warm!