If you’re looking to spend some time outside of the Zermatt and Midway, there are lots of activities and things to see. Here are some suggestions:
Park City: About 30 minutes down the freeway from Midway is Park City, home to the annual Sundance Film Festival. Here you’ll find Historic Main Street, filled with fun boutiques and local shops. You’ll also find world-class dining, museums, and art galleries.
Tanger Outlets are also great for shopping, located on the north end of Park City. Just next to the outlets is the Utah Olympic Park, home of ski jumping and other events during the 2002 Winter Olympics. This unique site offers guided tours and a view of athletes in training. They often host events, so check out their schedule to see what’s happening.
Salt Lake City: The metropolitan area of Salt Lake City is full of great sites and activities. Check out Visit Salt Lake for suggestions on museums, dining, and other attractions. Salt Lake is also home to the NBA’s Utah Jazz basketball team, the Utah Symphony, and Pioneer Theater Company. And don’t forget about The Great Salt Lake, the salty lake landmark of the Salt Lake Valley.
This mountain valley has a lot of opportunities for outdoor activities. From skiing to snow tubing, to snowshoeing and more, there’s something for every outdoor enthusiast.
Outdoor adventures: Several area companies offer activities such as guided snowmobiling tours into the snow-covered backcountry, sleigh rides, and horseback riding. While Kuali is not affiliated or associated with any particular company, here are a few area companies to check out:
Midway Adventure Co. offers snowmobiling tours, hot air ballooning, sleigh rides, dog sleds and more. There are also packages available that include multiple activities, such as snowmobiling followed by a sleigh ride to a romantic dinner.
For more information or to book an adventure, contact Midway Adventure Co. directly:
Rocky Mountain Outfitters also offers snowmobiling and sleigh rides, but also includes winter horseback riding, guided fly fishing on the blue-ribbon Provo River and other waters, plus chuck wagon dinner experiences. Check out their website for more information, and contact them directly for questions or to book.
If all of that sounds like a bit too much for you, try the Heber Valley Railroad, an historic train operating in Utah. The Lakeside Limited train is a two-hour scenic train ride with beautiful views through the Heber Valley and along the shores of Deer Creek Reservoir. If you’re here on a Monday, the Monday Night Train ride is a 90-minute evening train ride geared toward children and families, with sing-a-longs and other surprises. Concessions are available onboard for both experiences. For more information or to buy tickets, contact Heber Valley Railroad directly.
For a little history, visit Utah Olympic Park, part of a trio of venues run by the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation. This 2002 Winter Olympic Games site in Park City offers guided tours to learn about the unique venue. For the adventurous, you can take a ride down the bobsled track and experience up to 5 Gs of force. Or take a more direct route down the mountain on the Winter Extreme Zipline. For more information, contact the Utah Olympic Park directly.
A ways down Provo Canyon you’ll find the Sundance Resort. This resort built by Robert Redford is a ski resort, but so much more. With fine dining, the Owl Bar that often hosts live music, art studio, shopping, and the Nordic Center for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, a trip to Sundance has something for both indoor and outdoor enjoyment. Sundance Resort is about a 30-minute drive from Midway.
Ski resorts: Utah is home the greatest snow on earth, with 13 ski resorts, many of which are right nearby. You can learn more about each resort, as each offers different attractions and features.
The Crater: This geothermal spring is covered with a 55-foot, beehive-shaped limestone dome. Located at The Homestead, which is just across the street from the Zermatt, the Crater’s mineral water is between 90 and 96 degrees Fahrenheit. A hole at the top of the dome lets in sunlight and fresh air for swimmers and divers. Reservations are required. Call 435-657-3840 for more information or to book.
Midway Ice Castles: A Utah company that has grown to include locations in five states, Midway Ice Castles are a wonderland of beautiful, towering ice structures lit up for a magical nighttime experience. Visitors will go through tunnels, caverns, caves, ice block slides and view water features. You’ll want to bundle up for this activity so you can enjoy the entire experience. Purchase tickets directly through their website, https://icecastles.com/utah.
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