HEBER VALLEY, UTAH: The Perfect Place to Après-Play All Day
Located at the intersection of two world-famous resorts, Heber Valley invites visitors to explore the incredible terrain and extend their time in this mountain community. Heber Valley is a peaceful setting surrounded by stunning mountain views. It also offers more adventurous outdoor play, sustainable dining, and luxury lodging in the foothills the majestic mountain range. This alpine valley is unique in that it offers a wide range of activities for both day and night.
Midway Ice Castles
A visit to Midway’s otherworldly Ice Castles will leave you inspired and awestruck. Visitors flock to Midway every January and February to see the frozen creation, glide down solid slides, and take photos on frozen thrones. One acre (.0) of Midway Ice Castles is home to hundreds of thousands of icicles. 41 hectare) of open space. Watch the castle come to life under the starry night sky at dusk. After you have arrived, grab a cup of hot cocoa and a warm cookie and then ride the horse-drawn sleigh through the lights.
Tired legs, tired legs, or just plain jet lagged visitors can find relief in the natural waters of Utah Crater. This 10,000-year-old geothermal hot spring is the only warm-water scuba certification in the lower 48 states. Guests can swim, snorkel, or scuba in 95-degree water (35deg C). You can even take standup paddleboard yoga classes. A therapeutic soak is the best way to end a day on slopes.
Float high above the snow while you meander along the snowy hillsides, wrapped in a warm sleigh and accompanied by happy dogs. As you take in the stunning views and soak up the sun, the professional musher will ensure you are comfortable and warm as you embark on a guided ride. It’s a peaceful way to enjoy the natural beauty of the area and to relax while still enjoying the outdoors.
If you’re looking to trade a day of downhill skiing for cross-country skiing, then you’ve come to right place. Soldier Hollow Nordic Center is the original venue from the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. This vast area offers incredible terrain for Nordic skiing. It also houses a biathlon course and training facility that is open year round. Midway, Utah is a popular destination for athletes from all over the world to practice and perfect their sport. Visitors are welcome to ski the same trails and attempt biathlon while they’re here. Soldier Hollow also boasts the longest snow tubing lanes in all of Utah-at over 1,200 feet (366m) in length! The magic carpet pulls riders back to the top with their tubes for hours of tubing fun.
HeberVal Is The Edge of Luxury:
Located only 50 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport, a trip to Heber Valley is easy and direct. There are no stop lights between the airport and the mountain town. And, once you’ve arrived, everything is within 25 minutes or less. Park City is 20 minutes and Provo/Orem is 25 minutes. Deer Valley Resort is located at a shorter distance than Sundance Mountain Resort. The Valley’s Edge offers the same world-class amenities as Utah’s ski slopes, plus more space and exploration. The Valley’s Edge offers extraordinary dining, spa, lodging and customized adventures that will create memorable moments and lifelong memories you will be talking about for years. This is what you can expect in Heber Valley Utah.
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