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8 of the Top Things to Do in Utah During the Winter

Family Time Vacation Rentals | 11.21.18

Southern Utah undergoes a total facelift in the winter. The red rock landscapes receive a blanket of snow, and the outdoor activities take a turn for even more fun. Trade in your ATVs and hiking shoes for snowmobiles and skis as you embark on a thrilling journey through beautiful vistas and unparalleled scenery. Those aren’t the only things to do in Utah during the winter though! Plenty of festivals, holiday cheer, and family fun await you in the southern portion of the Beehive State. For a full list of activities, restaurants, and events in Southern Utah, request access to our free Vacation Guide! It makes planning your trip a breeze!

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8 Things to Do in Utah During the Winter


Christmas in Utah

You will never run out of things to do on your Christmas vacation in Southern Utah. The Dickens Festival and Christmas on the Mountain ensures that there is plenty of holiday spirit and cheer for everyone! Stick around for an amazing New Year’s Eve party at Bryce Canyon National Park!

Take a Road Trip Through Utah

If you want to hit all five national parks in the state, a winter road trip is one of the best things to do in Utah during the winter. Start your journey in Arches National Park and work your way south to Zion National Park. Whether you’re stargazing, snowshoeing, or sightseeing, this is one of the most awe-inspiring road trips in the country.


Explore Utah’s National Parks in Winter

While staying at your Family Time Vacation Rentals property, visits to Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park are a must. Most of our properties sit less than an hour from Bryce Canyon and an hour and a half from Zion. Each park features a similar list of activities such as snowshoeing and hiking, but Zion’s lower altitude means that the weather is slightly more temperate during the winter. Nearby Cedar Breaks National Monument and Dixie National Forest are also home to stunning natural wonders.

Learn How to Ski at Brian Head Ski School

If you’re new to skiing or want to learn as a family, Brian Head Ski School is the best place to do it in Southern Utah. The class includes a lift ticket and equipment. You can also book private lessons for a more personal experience.

Brian Head Night Skiing

Night skiing in Brian Head gives guests plenty of benefits. In addition to the unique experience of skiing under the lights, there are fewer people on the slopes, it’s less expensive, and it starts at 4 p.m., giving you excellent sunset views.


Brian Head Tubing

Snow tubing is great fun for the entire family. Rent a tube for a couple of hours at Brian Head Ski Resort and race your family and friends down the special tubing slopes.

Bryce Canyon Winter Festival

Outdoor activities, arts and crafts, and health and wellness events highlight the Bryce Canyon Winter Festival. Set against the backdrop of one of the most fantastic national parks in the country, you can learn about what makes Southern Utah such a special place.

Snowboarding in Brian Head

Brian Head has three snowboard rental companies, all featuring premium equipment for a great time on the slopes. Brian Head resort is the best place for prime snowboarding in the area.

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Complete your winter trip to Southern Utah with a stay at a Family Time Vacation Rentals property! Our list of premium homes and condos is second to none in our area, and we feature properties throughout Brian Head, Panguitch, and Duck Creek Village. You’ll be close to all of the exciting winter action at Brian Head Resort, two national parks, and snowmobile trails throughout the region.

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