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28th Annual Bison Range Ride…

Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 25 , 2014
This annual event is an opportunity to view one of the nation’s largest and oldest public herds as horseback…
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Arsenic and Old Lace

Oct 17, 2014 - Nov 3 , 2014
The PG Players will continue their 30th anniversary celebration by bringing back another comedy classic, Arsenic and…
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Boo at the Zoo

Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 25 , 2014
For over 20 years, kids 12 and younger have donned their costumes to trick-or-treat at the Zoo! Over 20 candy booths…
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Brent Godfrey Solo Exhibiton

Oct 16, 2014 - Nov 15 , 2014
In "Personae" Godfrey reflects upon who we are as individuals and communities. His figures move through…
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Brigham Young University…

Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 25 , 2014
BYU Mens A Capella group returns to Monticello. Vocal Point is Brigham Young University’s premiere 9-man a…
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Catch Me If You Can

Oct 8, 2014 - Nov 29 , 2014
A Regional Premiere! Fresh from Broadway! This high-flying musical sings the true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr. ...is he…
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Cemetery Clues

Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 25 , 2014
Cemetery Clues, a history related Halloween activity. Using clues from personal stories, each group will try to…
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Cornbelly's Corn Maze and…

Oct 3, 2014 - Nov 1 , 2014
Cornbelly's is Utah's most popular Halloween destination. You're sure to be lost, laughin' and lovin it…
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Damn Yankees

Oct 2, 2014 - Nov 22 , 2014
This rousing musical about America's favorite pastime knocks it out of the park! Hit songs and doubleheaders tell…
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Deewali, Festival of Lights

Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 25 , 2014
Diwali is a shortened version of Deepawali (deepa=lamps, wali=row: rows of lamps). Households in India put lamps in…
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Fall Family Festival

Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 25 , 2014
Come celebrate fall at the Fall Family Festival, hosted by New Creation Church in Sandy. A fun-filled festival full of…
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Ghosts of Camp Floyd

Oct 18, 2014 - Oct 25 , 2014
Is Camp Floyd haunted? Participate in a paranormal investigation of Camp Floyd. Learn ghost hunting…
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Hallow's Eve Exhibit

Oct 14, 2014 - Nov 9 , 2014
"Hallow's Eve" Exhibit at the Urban Arts Gallery The Utah Arts Alliance is proud to present…
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Halloween Concert with…

Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 25 , 2014
Kensington  Symphony Orchestra presents their annual family-friendly Halloween Concert. Join them as they present…
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Halloween Lift Rides

Oct 23, 2014 - Nov 1 , 2014
Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Sundance while you soar over Halloween themed scenes and are greeted by costume-clad…
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Cross Country Ski, Skiing, Utah, Snow, Best Snow on Earth, Recreation

Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

Utah offers a variety of scenic backdrops for incredible cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at ski resorts, state parks, national forests and private lands.

Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing Utah

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Cross-Country (Nordic) Skiing and Snowshoeing

There are many ways to experience The Greatest Snow on Earth® beyond the dreamy downhill of our 15 ski resorts. Utah's famous snow is equally ideal for serene moonlit snowshoe tours as it is for your cardio workouts on Nordic skis.

Utah has hundreds of roads and trails on and around its public lands, perfect for cross-country skiing journeys or exhilarating adventures on snowshoes. There are mountain top routes, tracks through snow-dusted red rock, historic trails ... even some of our snowed-in golf courses get into the act.

Know Before You Go 

No matter where you are in the state, always make sure to check local conditions before entering Utah backcountry. Read more about avalanche safety from expert Craig Gordon and for current avalanche conditions throughout Utah, please visit: www.utahavalanchecenter.org 

Craig Gordon

Utah Avalanche Center's Craig Gordon 

Northern Utah

Snowbasin Resort, in Huntsville, (801) 620-1000, has a Nordic skiing area with 26 km of groomed cross-country and snowshoeing trails.

North Fork Park, just north of the town of Liberty, (801) 399-8491 has 20 km of trails that are groomed six times per week. The South Gate trailhead's Ogden Nordic Center offers warm drinks, maps, gear and friendly conversation Thursday through Sundays from 9 am to 4 pm. 

In 2002, Soldier Hollow was the Nordic skiing venue for the Olympic Winter Games. Now you can experience this world-class biathlon course for yourself with 16 miles of groomed cross-country trails at your feet. Contact Soldier Hollow at (435) 654-2002, or online at www.soldierhollow.com.

The Homestead Cross-Country Ski Center in Midway near Park City, has 12 km of onsite groomed trails, lessons and rentals and accesses more than 100 miles of groomed trails and open powder. Warm up in the steaming 96-degree waters of Homestead Crater. (435) 654-1102, 800-327-7220

Solitude Nordic Center, Big Cottonwood Canyon, near Salt Lake City, (801) 536-5774, 800-748-4SKI, 20 km of groomed trails, lessons, rentals, and tours offered. Ski or snowshoe to Solitude's cozy Yurt for a five-course meal prepared before your eyes. Reservations at 801-536-5709 or yurt@skisolitude.com.

Check out the classic or skate skiing on Alta's 5-km groomed track. Accessible mid-mountain via Sunnyside lift with a Nordic Pass or Track Ticket, (801) 359-1078.

The Viking Yurt at Park City Mountain Resort brings Norwegian hospitality to the Rocky Mountains, and while the Yurt concept might traditionally be accessed on skis or a hearty snowshoe climb, this four-hour dinner event includes a snow-cat-pulled sleigh ride up the hill. (435) 615-YURT.

Sundance Nordic Center at Sundance Resort is accessed through Provo Canyon, between Provo and Heber and offers incredible access to a pristine back country experience as well as immaculate wide groomed trails. Not only is there 15 km of groomed trails, lessons, rentals, and night skiing for cross-country skiers, but another 10 km of forested trails are dedicated for snowshoe exploration. (801) 225-4107, 1-800-892-1600

White Pine Touring Center, Park City, (435) 649-8710, 18 km of groomed trails, lessons, rentals, and tours offered.

Southern Utah

Brian Head Resort, near Cedar City, (435) 677-2035, (800) 27-BRIAN, 42 km of trails including 
10 km groomed, lessons, rentals, and night skiing.

Best Western Ruby's Inn, near Bryce Canyon National Park, (435) 834-5341, (800) 468-8660, 50 km of groomed trails, lessons, rentals, tours offered, and night skiing.

Bryce Canyon National Park and Vicinity, cross-country skiing is allowed in the national park. A ski trail brochure is available at the visitor center.

Just south on Hwy 143, in the winter the road into Cedar Breaks National Monument closes and the area offers seven miles of groomed trail for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the monument and the surrounding Dixie National Forest.  An additional 31 miles of marked and unmarked backcountry trails also surround the area

Duck Creek Village, 30 miles east of Cedar City on state Hwy 14, has groomed cross-country ski trails, ski and snowmobile rentals and instruction.

West of Monticello or north of Blanding, trails for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling lead into the Abajo Mountains of the Manti-La Sal National Forest. Groomed trails provided, private backcountry huts are available. Call (435) 259-SNOW for road, avalanche, and snow conditions.

Utah's Ski & Snowboarding Resorts

Top of Utah Mountain Resorts

• Beaver Mtn | Logan, (435) 753-0921
• Cherry Peak | Richmond, (435) 554-8344

Wasatch Front Mountain Resorts 

• Alta | Salt Lake City, (801) 359-1078  
• Brighton | Salt Lake City, (801) 532-4731 
• Canyons | Park City, (435) 649-5400
• Deer Valley | Park City, (435) 649-1000   
• Park City | Park City, (435) 649-8111 
• Powder Mtn | Ogden, (801) 745-3772 
• Snowbasin | Ogden, (801) 620-1000 
• Snowbird | Salt Lake City, (801) 742-2222 
• Solitude | Salt Lake City, (801) 534-1400 
• Sundance | Provo, (801) 225-4107 
• Wolf Mountain | Ogden, (801) 745-3511

Southern Utah Mountain Resorts 

• Brian Head | Cedar City, (435) 677-2035
• Eagle Point | Beaver, (855) 324-5378