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Night Skiing in Utah

Nighttime is the right time for skiers and boarders seeking solitude on the piste. As daytime shredders check-out between 3 and 4 p.m., a new ski shift begins. Night skiers enjoy an easier pace in contrast to the rush of the day crew — more fun, than fast and furious. 

Utah boasts a handful of night skiing options. Some resorts allow visitors to cruise multiple stadium-lit runs, while other locations only open one or two lifts on limited days. 

No matter the locale, night skiers score VIP seats to watch a sunset from the chairlift, glide down an empty run or spot a porcupine waddle out of hiding. Sure, the temperature dips and snow hardens, but it’s a worthy trade-off for less crowds, a steeply-discounted ski ticket and the surreal experience of skiing under the stars.

Utah Skiing Plan Your Ski Trip

A nighttime snowboarding session at Brighton Resort.

Photo: Adam Clark

Night skiing is even better with friends.

Photo: Adam Clark

After a night ski session, you can warm up at Sundance Mountain Resort's Owl Bar.

Photo: Michael Kunde

Where To Go Night Skiing

Ski Under The Stars

Night Skiing Tips

  • Dress in layers. No winter adventure starts without dressing for the cold, but night skiing, in particular, demands the correct layers: a body-hugging wool base layer, a fleece mid-layer and an insulated, waterproof ski jacket.

  • Accessorize. Night skiing is less about fashion and all about staying warm. Ski-specific socks (thin, moisture-wicking wool or synthetic blends are best), a neck gaiter and waterproof insulated gloves are key. Of course, a helmet and goggles will keep you safe, but also dry and warm.

  • Ski with caution. Stadium lights guide you down the mountain, but obstacles may hide and the slope may be icy from daytime ski activities.

  • Keep a close eye on weather conditions before and during your trip.

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