Heber Valley Playcation 2018
This winter, instead of hunkering down indoors waiting for the spring thaw, why not adventure outside and see what all the excitement is about?
When snow falls on the Heber Valley, our beautiful peaks and valleys are transformed into a winter wonderland. Outside the air becomes cool and crisp, our blue skies emerge even brighter against the snowy landscape and a hillside of fresh powder beckons our inner child to come and play.
We invite you to take advantage of what your Heber Valley has to offer, right here in your own backyard.
Explore the Heber Valley this winter with these awesome snowthemed adventures.
This winter, Ice Castles will bring a one-of-a-kind experience to Midway. The Ice Castle will feature lofty ice towers, shimmering archways, glowing tunnels, narrow slot canyons, glossy walls, roomy caverns and frozen thrones. Don’t forget to bundle up and bring your camera! The lights illuminate the ice
and make for a magical backdrop.
DANIELS SUMMIT LODGE
NEW HEIGHT RENTALS
Nestled between two significant mountain ranges, Heber Valley proves to be one of the most accessible locations for snowmobiling in the state. With over 200 miles of groomed trails you will have the ultimate snowmobile experience with options for guided or non-guided tours. How’s that for the ultimate backyard adventure?
ROCKY MOUNTAIN OUTFITTERS
WILDERNESS ACCESS OUTFITTERS
FISH HEADS FLY SHOP
Ice Fishing in the Heber Valley is a favorite winter pastime for thousands of anglers. Strawberry Reservoir is a great spot to catch cutthroat trout. In a cold winter Deer Creek and Jordanelle Reservoirs have also been great fishing locations. Fly fishers frequent the Provo River all winter long. Watch for warm weather hatches throughout the winter as temperatures fluctuate. Not sure
where to begin? Grab a local fishing guide and get out there!
MIDWAY ICE RINK
Midway boasts the state’s largest outdoor ice-skating rink. A timeless family tradition, ice skating is a great way to get exercise and fresh air during the winter. Rentals and hot cocoa are available on-site.
Ever wanted to ski where the Olympians do? Miles of Nordic trails await! And just minutes away are two world class ski resorts. In less than 30 minutes you can be from your couch to the top of a mountain at Deer Valley or Sundance resorts.
Winter tubing is a great alternative to downhill skiing. Enjoy the beauty of the snowy mountains with short lines and the longest tubing lanesin Utah. The tubing hill opensDecember 21 and runs through mid-March – weather permitting.
Snowshoeing is a great way to hike in the winter. Snowshoes are available to rent at any of the listed locations. You can experience groomed trails at both Wasatch Mountain State Park and Soldier Hollow Nordic Center. Check out Wilderness Access Outfitters for a
yurt dining experience! Date night?
(ONE FULL DAY OF
• Start with a hearty breakfast at Chick’s Cafe
• Take a scenic ride on the Heber Valley Railroad
• Take a break for lunch at Fanny’s Grill, Homestead Resort
• Explore Wasatch Mountain State Park on snowshoes
• Refuel with dinner at Back 40 Restaurant
• Finish your day with a tour of the Ice Castles
One of the most unique activities you’ll ever experience in your lifetime. The Crater is a geothermal spring hidden within a 55-foot tall, beehive-shaped limestone rock located on the Homestead property featuring 95 degree mineral water to soothe away those aches from winters frolic. Jump on a paddleboard for a yoga class, scuba dive down deep in the warm waters of the crater or enjoy a relaxing swim or soak.
One of the most popular attractions in the Heber Valley is the historic Heber Valley Railroad. Traditionally used to haul sheep up and down the Provo Canyon, it now operates as a passenger train. The 16 miles of track between the valley and Vivian Park in Provo Canyon offer access to some of the most spectacular scenery in the state. Steep canyon walls and wide open reservoirs create a dramatic backdrop to an exciting and cozy ride. The Heber Valley Railroad is home to the North Pole Express, with singing, Santa, and the whole cast of characters and holiday treats, making it an instant family tradition!
Take a magical sleigh ride through Utah’s Winter Wonderland. Glide across snowy mountain meadows and listen to the jingle of sleigh bells while you snuggle up with family and friends on a horse drawn sleigh ride. Great for a romantic date night or a fun family outing.
(TWO FULL DAYS OF FUN)
• Feel the wind in your hair with tubing at Soldier Hollow
• Hit the Ice Castles for a spectacular tour
• Finish the evening with a cozy dinner at Spin Cafe
• Breakfast at Cafe Galleria
• Ice skating in Midway
• Refuel with lunch at Lola’s Kitchen
• Snowmobiling at Daniels Summit Lodge
• Dine the night away at Midway Mercantile
• Breakfast to-go from Dotties Kolaches
• Skiing at Deer Valley Resort followed by a relaxing soak in the Crater
• An unforgettable dinner is served in a yurt with WAO Adventures
• Breakfast at the Midway Bakery
• Tubing at Soldier Hollow
• Grab lunch at Tarahumara before heading home