The Most Amazing Places To Vacation In Utah

There are so many beautiful places to visit in Utah. From the mountains to the Great Salt Lake, there is something for everyone! In this blog post we will discuss some of our favorite places that you should add on your bucket list. Deer

Valley Resort Deer Valley is located in the Wasatch Mountain Range, about 25 miles outside of Park City. It is known as one of the skiing and snowboarding capitals of the world with 2,200 acres featuring six mountains and over 1,000 inches of snow a year! Deer Valley offers many outdoor activities such as mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, and much more. Deer Valley also hosts top music artists that perform at their amphitheater. For more information click here .

#2: Red Rock Canyon   Red Rock Canyon is located around 40 miles from Las Vegas Nevada on the western side of town. It is free to explore this natural beauty which includes over 100 miles of trails for hiking or biking plus several points along those trails for you to stop and enjoy the scenery! It also has many picnic areas, a scenic drive, two campgrounds as well as several viewpoints where you can see amazing views of the Las Vegas Strip. 

#3: Zion National Park   Zion National Park contains a diverse landscape that consists of sandstone cliffs, high plateaus, canyons, and natural arches. These striking features are what make this park unique along with all of its glistening colors. From deep reds to pristine whites, it is hard not to become lost in its beauty! There are over 370 miles worth of trails for hiking or biking most of which lead you through some very interesting terrain.

#4: Antelope Island State Park   Located in the Great Salt Lake in Davis County, Antelope Island is a 2,000-acre nature preserve that is absolutely beautiful. It features scenic views of the Great Salt Lake and surrounding valleys as well as several hiking trails, a visitor center, wildlife exhibits, beaches, and even bison! There are so many opportunities to explore this state park that it would be impossible to explore everything it has to offer during just one visit!

#5: Deer Creek Golf Course  Have you been dreaming of a golf vacation? Deer Creek is the perfect place to put that dream into reality! Located only 30 minutes from Deer Valley Resort, Deer Creek resort offers two championship courses for you to enjoy an amazing golf experience while enjoying beautiful views of Deer Valley! Play both courses or just one; Deer Creek has something for everyone!

#6: Downtown Park City   Park City is so much more than just a ski town during the winter months! Explore historic Main Street, enjoy the quaint shops, sample some delicious food, and of course don’t miss attending the Sundance Film Festival! For more information about what Park City has to offer.

This list was compiled by Brandon Hepner, Owner of Rock Run Physical Therapy, Located In Roy, Layton, and Syracuse, Utah. Brandon Hepner is a guest blogger and is not affiliated with Deer Valley Resorts. Deer Valley Resort is located in Deer Valley, Park City Utah

DISCLAIMER: This article expresses my own ideas and opinions. Any expressed or implied views contained in this article are not shared by my employer, Deer Valley Resort.   No compensation was received for any of these articles/blog posts in regards to Deer Valley Resort. This is a Non-Endorsement Brand Post for Deer Valley Resort.

Top Ski Resorts In Utah

In this article, we will review the top 5 ski resorts in Utah including the ever-so-popular Wasatch Mountains.

We will also include an overall summary of the skiing industry in Utah and which resorts are worth choosing for your next ski tour.

The Wasatch Mountains as a Ski Tourist’s Destination

When it comes to skiing, tourists looking for something new tend to visit Europe first before venturing out west. While this mindset is understandable, there really is no better choice for a ski vacation than the Wasatch Mountains in Utah.

The biggest attraction of skiing here is that there are more than 25 ski resorts to choose from, so you can experience many different kinds of terrain such as deep powder and old-school snow resort skiing. With this diverse range of mountains to pick from, you will never grow tired of the ski resorts in Utah.

As for other benefits, you will save money on accommodation and food costs because most hotels and restaurants are much more affordable here compared to Europe where accommodation rates can cost up to 500 USD a night!

To get the full skiing experience, check out the following ski resorts below:

Alta Ski Resort (Top Of The Wasatch)  

– Located in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Alta Ski Resort is one of the oldest ski resorts in Utah with its first developments taking place as early as 1939.  This old-school destination offers you lots of powdery slopes perfect for deep snow exploration although it does fall short when it comes to beginner skiing lessons available.  

Canyons Village –  

This ski resort is located in the heart of Park City which allows you to experience the best of both worlds.  It primarily caters for beginners and intermediate skiers, with snowboarders being welcome as well if they prefer more mellow terrain.  

Snowbird Ski Resort –  

If you want a true bird’s eye view of your skiing experience, then this mountain resort is just right for you! It is set at an amazing 5,182 feet above sea level giving you great views over all its Baldy Bowls and powder runs. The downside? You need to be strong enough to hike up there first before getting on the slopes!

The other resorts that are worth checking out include Powder Mountain Ski Area located in Eden which is less than 2 hours away from Salt Lake City. Our friends over at Visit Utah have a list of every ski resort Utah has to offer.

Factor in a  Utah ski resort into your next vacation plans and you won’t be disappointed!

If you are a pro skier then I bet that you may already know what it feels like to get injured while skiing. But if you’re just an amateur, or someone who is trying the sport for the first time, chances are high that you do not know how to avoid getting injured while doing this activity.  It’s good that there are some tips and warnings out in the market which can help avid skiers be more aware of such scenarios when they happen.  This way, they can prevent any further damage from happening and prevent themselves from getting hurt.   However, even if these guidelines work well with advanced skiers, it doesn’t mean that beginners would also follow them as well.  

Brandon Hepner owner of Rock Run Physical Therapy in Roy Utah instructs skiers to make sure that their helmets don’t have a lot of cracks and other signs of damage.  Breather vents should be included in the helmet to keep it from fogging up so more awareness can also be increased while skiing.  He also recommends the use of special goggles and other safety gear to prevent the eyes from getting hurt as well.   Some recommendations he made were wearing high boots that won’t get stuck with ski edges, having soft gloves to ensure comfortability while holding poles, and finally long sleeve tops for protecting arms from coldness.…