In winter, Utah is best known for its 15 ski resorts
including Park City Mountain, Deer Valley
Resort, Alta, Sundance, Snowbird and new Woodward Park City, that proudly
showcase the Greatest
Snow on Earth®,
however it’s the opportunity to explore a series of less-trodden alternative
experiences that makes Utah such an extraordinary winter destination.
Delta has confirmed it will extend
direct flying in to Salt Lake City over the winter months, starting December 19th
2019 and continuing into the spring.
This new winter route will increase access to the Rocky Mountains and
world class ski resorts of the north and the remarkable Mighty 5® National
Parks: Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Zion and 44 State Parks
across the state. Visit: www.delta.com
Mighty 5® National Parks in winter
Utah’s iconic red rock wonderland welcomes the majority of guests in the
summer months when travellers from around the world flock to see the
jaw-dropping landscapes and extraordinary rock formations lit by blazing
sunshine. Conversely, Southern Utah is full of quiet splendour and solitude
from December through to March. The parks are practically empty and the same
veritable set of scenic landmarks can be viewed in complete tranquillity and
often cloaked in snow.
Alternative ways to explore...
Snow-shoeing in Bryce Canyon
The best way to
experience the spectacular beauty of Utah’s Bryce Canyon is to hike or snow
shoe down into the canyon’s amphitheatre amid the towering hoodoos and layers
of snow. The rock structures are sensational up close! Ruby’s
Inn accesses 19 miles of groomed trails and stunning views with
snowshoes available to hire from $10 per person.
Hike the narrows in Zion
One of the most amazing things to do in
Zion National Park is to hike The Narrows and exploring them in winter is no
exception. It may require a little more equipment but the experience of hiking
one of the world’s best slot canyon routes in one of the USA’s most popular
National Parks in complete solitude makes it even more spectacular. Zion’s
location at a lower elevation means temperatures remain relatively mild and
snow seldom reaches the canyon floor. Despite this, adventurers can expect to
see frozen stalactites dangling from overhangs and clinging to cliff walls adding
to the dramatic landscape.
Posted by: Utah Office of Tourism
Posted on: 01/11/2019