Just fifteen minutes from Park City, in a scenic setting embraced by rolling hills, is the Heber Valley. Don’t be deceived by its gently rural landscape. Heber Valley recreation can be a fun and exciting addition to the Park City experience. There are no ski resorts, but there are literally miles of pristine open space for winter activities.

Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling are sublime in this majestic valley. Homestead/Zermatt and Soldier Hollow resorts offer equipment rentals, guides, lessons and vast expanses of groomed trails and powdery terrain for all abilities. Wasatch State Park also has acres of wilderness to explore.

Want more excitement? Ice climbing is perhaps the most heart- pounding, adrenaline-inducing challenge for a Heber Valley visitor. It’s a sport that grew out of rock climbing. New designs of gear just for scaling ice have made it a more accessible sport for the daring. Specially certified Zermatt guides lead you up frozen mountain waterfalls for the thrill of a lifetime.

Then there is always the option to have fun without risking life and limb. Soldier Hollow has the longest snow tubing rides in Utah.
Also, just a few miles from Heber, the Midway ice skating rink in its historic small town setting makes you feel like you’re skating in a Norman Rockwell painting. Both tubing and skating are open day and night so you can glide along under the sun or stars; that goes for horse-drawn sleigh rides at Zermatt as well.

After an action packed day in the winter wonderland of Heber Valley, relax and unwind at the Homestead Crater, a unique domed spring of clear, pure mineral water from deep in the earth. Its ninety-degree temperatures make it a perfect year-round spot for snorkeling, scuba diving or just soaking your cares, and maybe some aches, away.

Discover hot air ballooning, helicopter tours, the Heber Creeper Railroad and a vast array of other recreational pursuits in the Heber Valley. It’s got more fun stuff to do than you can shake a ski pole at.

Learn more about what the Heber Valley has to offer by going to gohebervalley.com.


Previous articleRaising the Bar – Apres Ski Cocktail Culture
Next articleHeber Valley Dining Guide