Heber Valley, Utah is a must visit family-friendly winter destination. Not only is there plenty of snow and fun winter activities, but Heber Valley is also full of breathtaking scenery. Here are 14+ things you need to do in Heber Valley this winter!
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- 14+ Winter Activities to do in Heber Valley, Utah This Year
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14+ Winter Activities to do in Heber Valley, Utah This Year
Heber Valley, Utah is nestled in a valley of the Wasatch Mountains, midway between Park City and Sundance Resort. It’s just 45 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport, so it’s close enough for convenient travel but is just far enough away to get out of the hustle and bustle of the big city.
Heber Valley is home to three state parks, Deer Creek, Jordanelle, Wasatch Mountain. The town of Midway, located in Heber valley was recently named one of the ten most beautiful US towns in the winter.
While any time of year is a good time to visit Heber Valley, we love its winter season most of all. Transformed by snow, your family will love all the winter fun you can have in Heber Valley this year!
Heber Valley is the Perfect Spot for 10+ Types of Winter Recreation
What better way to connect with your family that visiting a true Winter Wonderland? Heber Valley and the iconic Wasatch Mountains make the perfect setting for true outdoor winter fun. With an average of more than 102 inches of snow a year, are a just a few of the things you can do on their snow packed trails:
- Winter hiking
- Winter mountain biking
- Downhill skiing at Deer Valley or Sundance Ski Resorts
- Cross country skiing at Solder Hollow
- Check out the huge outdoor ice skating rink, the largest rink in Utah!
- Enjoy the longest snow tubing lanes in Utah at Soldier Hollow!
- Go snow-shoeing in the Wasatch Mountains
- Try you luck at winter fly-fishing on the Provo River
- Take a memorable sleigh ride through mountain trails
- Take in Christmas lights at Jordanelle State Park by Horsedrawn Wagon
Unplugging from electronics and spending quality family time together is great for all families. If your family is anything like mine, I’m sure you know the electronic struggle is real. Surely with this list of fun outdoor activities, even the pickiest kid will find something fun to do!
I get so sick of kicking my kids off one type of electronic only to have to do the same five minutes later on a different electronic. With so many fun types of winter recreation in Heber Valley, you won’t have to worry about your kids sitting around on screens!
Ride the historic Heber Valley Railroad
Take a scenic train ride on the Heber Valley Railroad. At Christmas time the train transforms into the North Pole Express, but they have fun themed train rides all year long! Make sure to get your tickets early. The beautiful train ride fills up quick!
Visit Midway Ice Castles
The Ice Castles are simply stunning! FROZEN movie fans would be delighted to visit the Ice Castles which are built icicle by icicle (20 million pounds of ice!) and look to be straight out of the movie. You will enjoy this ice extravaganza that includes LED-lit sculptures, tunnels, slides, fountains and more!
You can visit the Ice Castles in five different states – Utah, Minnesota, Wisconsin, New York, and New Hampshire.
Swim in the mineral water at Homestead Crater
The Homestead Crater is a geothermal spring with mineral water that naturally stays at a delightful 90-96 F. It’s hidden in a 55-foot tall, beehive-shaped limestone rock and is the only naturally warm SCUBA diving spot in the continental US.
The water is an amazing 65 feet deep! You can soak, swim, snorkel, and scuba dive at Homestead Crater! Reservations are required, so make yours today!
Enjoy Luxurious Lodging in Heber Valley
All of this winter outdoor stuff is lots of fun, but I also appreciate luxurious accommodations and Heber Valley offers that as well. When my husband took his USAFA Rugby team to play BYU, the team stayed at
The historic Homestead Resort. I haven’t personally seen the rooms, but I’ve been assured that their Garden Family Rooms with cozy built-in bunk beds for kiddos are wonderful.
The Zermatt Resort offers European villa experience and guest room suites for any size of family which I appreciate. It can be challenging to find accommodations for my family of six. My family visited Zermatt, Switzerland when I was about ten and I am so inspired by this beautiful resort located in the US.
The Daniels Summit Lodge is another beautiful lodging option. Located on the edge of the Uintah National Forest, Daniels Summit Lodge offers unlimited snowmobiling from your temporary back porch! They also offer three family lodges that sleep over 40+ people, perfect for family reunions.
If you like snow and winter fun, Heber Valley, Utah is the place to go. Connecting with family, participating in unique and fun outdoor activities, and staying in beautiful hotels will make any family vacation magical. For more information about Heber Valley, check out their facebook and youtube pages.
Ready to travel? Use these helpful links to book your stay!
- Book your plane ticket with Expedia or Kayak
- Find a reasonably priced rental car or an RVShare rental for the perfect road trip
- We love using Hotels.com or Vrbo for the perfect home away from home
- Save on tickets to attractions, sightseeing tours, and more with CityPASS, Big Bus Tours, and Viator
- Don’t leave home without travel insurance to protect your trip!
- Check out our favorite 21 Time and Money Saving Travel Apps
- Get a National Park Pass to keep or gift