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Winter Recreation In Deer Valley, Utah

Whether you want to commune with nature or have some mechanized fun; the perfect activity is waiting for you in Deer Valley, Utah. On a vacation to Deer Valley, Utah in the winter you can enjoy awesome downhill skiing, and there are plenty of other fun activities that the winter snow provides.

Enjoy the area's undefiled wilderness by touring the area by way of cross-country ski or snowshoe. It is a physical, yet relaxing possibility that is sure to make you feel in harmony with nature. Especially if you are new to backcountry adventure, it is a wise thing to go with a guide, although, the flight back to civilization in a Search and Rescue helicopter is a pretty memorable experience.

If you like taking in the scenery with ease and speed, embarking on a snowmobile tour is a great option. Deer Valley offers the Summit Meadows Adventure snowmobile tours. Tours are held on the Garff Ranch which is only 5 miles from nearby Park City's historic downtown. This seven THOUSAND acre ranch is available by guided tour to individuals or groups. What a great way to enjoy beautiful scenery while experiencing the rush of riding a fast-moving snowmobile.

Lots of outfitters in and around Park City offer tour guide services. The Norwegian Outdoor Center received high scores from Family Fun magazine for their snowshoeing tours. Their tours are open to those of all ages and abilities; including willing children as young as 5 years old. This is a great way to slow down and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. Another great place to snowshoe is the Swaner Nature Preserve. Outfits such as All Seasons Adventures also offer, of all things, dog sledding.

There are other family adventures available in winter as well. Park City has its own ice rink nestled in the hills called the Park City Ice Arena. Another option is lift-served snow tubing at Gorgoza Park just 10 minutes from the city. This area's winter beauty has something to offer every visitor regardless of age, endurance level, or budget. So decide what method of exploration sounds fun for you, bundle up, and head outside!

By Blake Provo

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About The Author

Blake Provo works for Blooming Resort Rentals which offers Deer Valley lodging options for area visitors. Also, see the Park City Ski Lounge website they sponsor.