Road Trippin' A Red Rock Winter Retreat

  • Posted On: Jan 15, 2021 at 11:47 AM
  • Category: Family Friendly , Hiking, Road Trips , Southern Utah, State Parks , Winter
When you think of a family winter retreat, what are the first images that come to mind? Is it the classic Norman Rockwell scenes with vintage sleds, ice skating, sipping hot chocolate, and the sounds of sleigh bells ringing on a horse drawn carriage? Or, is it swooshing down a nicely groomed slope or whooping it up in the deep powder at your favorite mountain resort, followed by fireside après ski treats? Thankfully, living in Utah means all of these are definite possibilities, and would create some epic family memories. But, for a uniquely UTAH winter retreat, consider a visit to red rock country. Here, the vibrantly colorful landscapes are magically covered with a white blanket of snow creating epic landscapes for exploring. Because this is the off season in red rock country, the opportunity for solitude and serenity abound.

How To: Dress For Success

  • Posted On: Jan 4, 2021 at 11:28 AM
  • Category: Educational , Family Friendly , Gear, Winter
One of the biggest challenges when playing outdoors in the winter is knowing how to “dress for success.” Success, in this case, is keeping the kids cozy and dry, and everyone happy. Layer, Layer, Layer are the three most import aspects of dressing for successful winter adventures.

Insider's Guide to Brian Head

  • Posted On: Jan 24, 2020 at 06:14 PM
  • Category: Family Friendly , Road Trips , Winter
  • Tags: Brian HeadCedar City
Brian Head is Utah’s highest resort town, sitting at 9,600 feet in elevation. This tiny southern Utah town, with a population of less than 100 full-time residents, “packs a punch” when it comes to winter adventures, especially the family-friendly variety. Whether you are a mountain resort skiing/snowboarding family, or you prefer the solitude of Nordic skiing, or the fast-paced action of snowmobiling is more your speed, this winter destination has something for everyone. And, the best part of all, it is surrounded by the iconic red rock vistas of southern Utah, making this a winter destination like no other.

Insider's Guide - Winter in Heber Valley

  • Posted On: Jan 23, 2020 at 11:25 AM
  • Category: Destinations, Northern Utah, State Parks , Winter
  • Tags: Heber Valley
The mystical magic of the Heber Valley is extra extraordinary in the winter. Where else in Utah can you: swim in a geothermal crater; visit an ice castle; take a ride on a holiday-themed historic railroad; enjoy an old-fashioned horse-drawn carriage ride; take a zipline tour; go tubing at a 2002 Olympic venue; enjoy 200 miles of snow-covered groomed trails; meet the cows on a local dairy farm tour; take a snowmobile tour; go ice fishing; go ice skating, shop along the streets of a Swiss village; and then enjoy dinner at locally-owned farm-to-table restaurant? Wow, that’s a lot of options…way more than you can do in one trip. And the best part is that this destination is just a short drive (45 miles) from Salt Lake City.

Family Ski Retreat

  • Posted On: Jan 16, 2020 at 01:11 PM
  • Category: Family Friendly , Northern Utah, Road Trips , Winter
  • Tags: LoganBear Lake
A Family Ski Retreat - Beaver Mountain + Bear Lake Did you know that Utah is home to 15 mountain resorts and that they come in all different shapes and sizes? Everything can be found – from the largest resort in North America, aka Park City Mountain, to the oldest family-owned and operated ski resort in North America, Beaver Mountain, along with everything in-between.

A Red Rock New Years Eve

  • Posted On: Dec 12, 2019 at 01:44 PM
  • Category: Family Friendly , Southern Utah, State Parks , Winter
  • Tags: Moab
A Red Rock New Year’s Eve Celebration Moab in the winter is nothing short of spectacular. The blanket of white snow covering the red rock landscapes is an epic sight that every Utahan needs to witness at least a few times. The weather in red rock country this time of year can be temperamental, like your two-year-old, so be sure to pack your sense of adventure along with a few extra layers of clothing for the family. Depending on the year, the winter temps in Moab can range from below zero at night to the 40-50s during the day and can change at the drop of a hat, so be sure to plan and pack accordingly.

Winter Adventuring in Moab

  • Posted On: Feb 2, 2019 at 06:01 PM
  • Category: Family Friendly , National Parks , Southern Utah, State Parks , Winter
Moab is the ultimate outdoor playground, offering something for everyone. From high-adventure mountain biking on the infamous Portal Trail to an afternoon stroll in the Park, Moab is the epicenter for “all things adventure.” Some of the best mountain bike trails, national parks, hikes, climbs, OHV trails, photography, landscapes…and the list just keeps going…are all found here.

The Winter Bucket List

  • Posted On: Jan 19, 2019 at 01:31 PM
  • Category: Destinations, Educational , Northern Utah, Road Trips , Southern Utah, State Parks , Winter
  • Tags: bucket list
Winter in Utah is filled with many, many awesome and cool adventure options. North to south, there are endless places to explore. Here is our list to inspire some new family adventures this winter- 

Celebrate the New Year

  • Posted On: Jan 19, 2019 at 12:43 PM
  • Category: Family Friendly , Hiking, Northern Utah, Winter
New Year’s is always a time of reflection, looking back over the last 365 days – the good, the bad and the ugly – it is a time of joyous anticipation of what’s to come in the new year. In my early adulthood, New Year’s Eve was always a time to get dressed up, go out and just have a ton of fun, ringing in the new year with the glass or two of champagne donned in some silly party hat with glitter, sparkles, and feathers (you know the kind). The evening usually ended in the wee hours of the morning making the next day…New Year’s Day…a lost cause. Let’s just say thoughts of inspiration and goal setting were not completely coming through my foggy sleep-deprived brain. Flash forward a few years…yes just a current-day motherhood, a place my twenty-something-self imagined but had no real concept of this awesome reality.