Utah is home to the Greatest Snow on Earth and Northern Utah is home to some of the best in the state. Four key resorts in the region are close enough you can sleep in and still have a full day on the slopes.
In Huntsville, Snowbasin boasts 3,000 vertical feet and 3,000 acres of terrain. Host of the downhill events of the 2002 Winter Olympics, it has diverse terrain for both the beginner and the expert. There are three terrain parks and wide-open bowls, backed by the most advanced lift system in Utah. Snowbasin website.
In Eden, located just 55 miles from the Salt Lake City International Airport, Powder Mountain resort boasts the most skiable acreage of any resort in the United States. 8,464 acres to be exact. Receiving over 500 inches of powder each year, it has 154 runs for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders. Powder Mountain website.
Born in 1968 in the Wasatch Mountains in Eden. Formerly known as Wolf Mountain, Nordic Valley is one of the most accessible, family and budget friendly resorts in Utah. It includes 500 skiable acres on 23 runs. Future plans include a new gondola, additional lifts and a retail village. Nordic Valley website.
Professional Sports Teams
If watching sports is more your style or you need some relaxation after a day in the outdoors, Utah offers a wide arrange of professional sports teams. In addition to the pros, there are a number of minor league baseball, hockey, and motorsports. Collegiate athletics more to your liking? Utah universities offer nationally ranked teams in nearly every sports imaginable.
A member of the National Basketball Association, the Jazz are beloved by Utah residents. The home court of Vivint Smart Home Arena is just a few miles from Weber and Davis counties. Utah Jazz website
Real Salt Lake
Consistently one of the most popular teams in Major League Soccer (MLS), Real Salt Lake has their own soccer-only stadium. Located in Sandy, Rio Tinto Stadium seats over 20,000 soccer-crazed fans. Real Salt Lake website
Utah Royals FC
As part of the Womens Major League Soccer (WLMS), the Utah Royals have multiple Olympic and World Cup players on the team. Playing in the same arena as Real Salt Lake, games are easily accessible for a fun family outing. Utah Royals website
The Raptors are a minor league baseball team in the Pioneer League. They are one of six farm teams of the Los Angeles Dodgers. They play at Lindquist Field in downtown Ogden. Ogden Raptors website
Salt Lake Bees
The Salt Lake Bees are a minor league team of the Pacific Coast League and are the Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels. They play in Smith’s Ballpark in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake Bees website
Utah’s only professional hockey team, the Grizzlies are part of the ECHL. Playing in a state of the art hockey facility in West Valley City, the Maverik Center keeps the fans close to the action. Utah Grizzlies website
The Utah Warriors are part of the new Major League Rugby (MLR) and have been successful since its inception. As one of the fastest growing sports in the United States, the Warriors have brought a new level of competition to Utah. Home games are played at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman. Utah Warriors website
From Mueller Canyon Trail in the south to the Northfork Trails in the north, there is trail for every fitness level. Following are just a few of our favorites but to get additional information on other trails in the area there are several websites we recommend.
Length: 7 miles roundtrip
Elevation Gain: 2,050 feet
Length: 1.5 miles roundtrip
Elevation Gain: 1,560 feet
Adams Canyon Trail
Length: 3.5 miles roundtrip
Elevation Gain: 1,212 feet
Beus Canyon Trail
Length: 5.6 miles
Elevation Gain: 4,472 feet
Indian Trail/Coldwater Canyon
Length: 4.3 miles
Elevation Gain: 720 feet
Length: 1.2 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,040 feet
Whether you are looking for boating, swimming or fishing opportunities, there is a lake or river that will satisfy your aquatic needs.
Lakes in the Northern Utah
Willard Bay State Park
A man-made fresh water reservoir in the Great Salt Lake. Separated from the Great Salt Lake in 1964 it has served as a recreational lake for the northern Wasatch Front since that time. Utah State Parks website.
Pineview offers spectacular boating, windsurfing, swimming, fishing, and playing in the water and sand. Located near Huntsville and Eden, it includes three swim areas with sandy beaches. Utah Tourism website.
East Canyon State Park
Tucked away in the mountains of northeastern Utah, East Canyon is a popular destination for boating, fishing and camping. You can also rent many boating and recreational items right at the lake. Utah State Parks website.
Echo State Park
Located between Henefer and Coalville, Echo is one of the smaller lakes but has year-round recreation opportunities. It offers primitive camping and a day-use area with easy beach access. Utah State Parks website.
Bear Lake State Park
Located in the northeast corner of Utah, Bear Lake is one of the largest lakes in the state. The brilliant blue waters combined with sandy beaches bring people to the lake to play, fish, boat and camp. There are a variety of boat rental, cabin rental and fast-food services available. Utah State Parks website.
Rivers in the Northern Utah
Rivers criss-cross the land throughout Davis and Weber counties. Many are great for fly-fishing or just a simple floating excursion. Bring your sun block. Some of the bigger rivers include: