There's a lot of ways to take advantage of the "greatest snow on earth" right in our backyard. One of those ways is cross-country skiing, with trails in and surrounding Utah Valley.
Remember to be well-prepared with warm clothing, equipment, food and water when embarking on a cross-country adventure, and check weather and avalanche forecasts prior to setting out.
Sundance Nordic Center
Skiers can find 15 kilometers of groomed cross country ski trails for both classic and skating techniques at the Sundance Nordic Center. The trail, which caters to cross country skiers of all ability levels, winds through Sundance's pristine backcountry terrain.
Daily pass prices are $18 for adults, $9 for juniors ages 7-17, free for children 6 and under and seniors 65+. Ski, snowshoe and sled rental packages are also available.
The Nordic Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the winter season only.
Woodland Hills: Steve Lauritzen Memorial Field city park
In the winter, Woodland Hills' city park, the Steve Lauritzen Memorial Field, features cross-country skiing trail with a view overlooking Utah Lake and Utah Valley.
The park is a 10-acre public area at the top of the city, and is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The Homestead Cross-Country Ski Center in Midway
Midway offers an abundance of winter activities, from horse-drawn sleigh rides and tubing along with cross-country skiing.
After finishing your cross-country skiing adventure, you can warm up at the Homestead's iconic crater, which is full of 95-degree water year round.
Soldier Hollow in Midway
Another cross-country skiing opportunity can be found at Soldier Hollow in Midway. The location features both easy and challenging trails for everyone from beginners to experts.
Soldier Hollow also features equipment rentals and a ski school.