Heber Valley Railroad, 801-581-9980, 435-654-5601,
chugs through Heber Valley on weekends from November through
March. Winter scenery and the engine's steam are part
of the railroad's winter appeal. Reservations are required.
Sports Park, outside of Park City, is key in Utah's
quest to become a winter sports capital. The park features
four ski jumps, a summer and winter freestyle aerial jump,
a bobsled-luge run, and a halfpipe for snowboarding. The
park is the future home of a large, cross-country trail
system. Visitors can use the facilities. Ski jumping lessons
are available. Visitors can be passengers on a four person
bobsled run, or try the "Ice Rocket", a one-person
luge like sled that speeds down the entire length of the
competition luge run. The Olympic Sports Park is actually
open year round, so the public can watch winter and summer
U.S. Ski Team training sessions. Call 435-658-4200 for
Tubing Park, located west of Park City off Interstate
80 is Utah's newest tubing playground. The park features
eight groomed tubing lanes services by four handle tows,
making uphill climbs a relic of the past. Refreshments
are available at one of two warming yurts, located at
the base of the park. The park is generally open daily
mid December through the end of March. Groups and parties
are welcome. Call 435-658-2648 for more information.
Ranch Elk Refuge, take a sleigh ride to view a herd
of over 600 elk and enjoy the visitor's center and gift
shop. Dinner and moonlight rides are available on weekends,
call 435-753-6206 for reservations.
State Park is a 2,800 acre lake just east of the city
of Scofield near the northern edge of the Manti-La Sal
National Forest. Park facilities close in late autumn,
but in winter the area functions as a basecamp for cross-country
skiing and snowmobile treks.
Canyon National Park and Vicinity: Snowshoeing is
permitted in Bryce Canyon National Park, and snowshoes
are loaned free on a first come, first serve basis, at
the visitor center. Cross-country skiing is allowed anywhere
in the national park, although skiing on the steep, winding
trails below the rim is not recommended due to hazardous
snow conditions. A ski trail brochure is available at
the visitor center.
Creek Village, 30 miles east of Cedar City on Hwy
14, this area has groomed cross-country trails, ski and
snowmobile rentals and ski instructors.
cross country ski trails and groomed snowmobile trails
of Monticello or north of Blanding, trails for cross-country
skiing and snowmobiling lead into the Abajo Mountains
of the Manti-La Sal National Forest.
obtain road, avalanche, and snow conditions for the La
Sal Mountains call 435-719-2313