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  • Writer's pictureMarissa Benson

Northern Utah: What to do in the Winter?

From thrilling outdoor adventures to cozy indoor escapes, this Northern Utah offers a diverse range of experiences for winter enthusiasts. In this blog, we'll unveil the top things to do in Northern Utah during the winter months, ensuring you make the most of this magical season. Winter is not my favorite season, but I have found some fun things to do with my family to keep us busy!

Skiing and Snowboarding in the Wasatch Mountains

Northern Utah is renowned for its world-class ski resorts nestled in the stunning Wasatch Mountain Range. Whether you're an avid skier or a first-timer, destinations like Park City, Alta, and Snowbird offer a range of slopes for all skill levels. Find hotels near in and around Salt Lake city, HERE.


Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing

Explore the serene beauty of Northern Utah's winter wonderland by strapping on a pair of snowshoes or cross-country skis. Trails in places like Ogden's Snowbasin Resort and Logan Canyon provide breathtaking vistas and a chance to connect with nature.


Ice Skating in Downtown Salt Lake City

Experience the joy of gliding across the ice at the Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake City. This outdoor ice rink transforms into a sparkling wonderland during the winter months, creating a perfect backdrop for family fun or a romantic date night.


Snowmobiling Adventures

For an adrenaline-pumping adventure, hop on a snowmobile and explore the vast, snow-covered landscapes. The Uinta Mountains and Monte Cristo area offer excellent trails and rental options for an exhilarating ride.

Indulge in Hot Springs

Escape the winter chill by soaking in the rejuvenating waters of Utah's natural hot springs. The Homestead Crater in Midway and the nearby Diamond Fork Hot Springs offer a warm and relaxing retreat amidst the snowy surroundings. Looking for something more off the beaten path, Crystal Hot Springs is a local favorite.


Visit the Ogden Nature Center

Embrace the beauty of winter wildlife at the Ogden Nature Center. Take a leisurely stroll through their trails, where you might spot deer, owls, and other fascinating creatures against a backdrop of serene winter scenery.


Explore Historic Main Streets

Stroll through the charming historic districts of cities like Park City, Logan, and Ogden. Admire the twinkling lights, peruse boutique shops, and savor a cup of hot cocoa or a gourmet meal in these picturesque settings.

Attend Winter Festivals and Events

Northern Utah hosts a variety of winter festivals and events, from the Sundance Film Festival in Park City to the Ogden Winterfest. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and entertainment these gatherings offer. Utah has dozens of local trade or home shows.


Sleigh Rides and Tubing

Enjoy the season's magic with a traditional sleigh ride through the snow-covered countryside. Many destinations offer this experience, complete with blankets and hot cocoa. For an extra dose of thrill, go tubing down the groomed hillsides.


Attend a Winter Concert, or Indoor Sporting Event

Many towns in Northern Utah host winter concerts, theatrical performances, and holiday-themed shows. Are sports more you thing? Check out the Utah Jazz or a College Basketball game. Check local event calendars for opportunities to enjoy live entertainment during your visit.


Indoor Rock Climbing, Swimming, or Sky Diving

For an active indoor adventure, consider trying something new such as rock climber, flow rider, or Sky Diving. It's a great way to stay active and challenge yourself during the winter months.


Northern Utah transforms into a winter wonderland, inviting visitors to revel in its snowy splendor. With a range of activities catering to all interests and adventure levels. Whether you're seeking outdoor thrills, cozy indoor escapes, or simply the joy of glistening landscapes, Northern Utah has it all. Need a place to stay? Discount flights? Check out amazing deals through Expedia.


Comment below & tell me what your favorite thing to do during the Utah winter.

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