It’s so crazy that it’s raining in January in Utah. I have to admit it’s been kind of nice not having to drive in the snow, but I feel really bad for the ski resorts and for my kids who love the snow. A friend of mine posted on Instagram yesterday that she had drove all the way up to the ski resort and wasn’t able to ski because of the rain. I know a lot of people back east book their spring break here so they can hit the slopes and enjoy what was once “the greatest snow on earth.” I’ve put together a list of fun things to do in Northern Utah if skiing or snowboarding isn’t an option.
Hallmark movies make ice skating look so easy and glamorous but if it’s your first time on the ice it’ll take a little time to get used to. Be patient and have fun.
Ogden Ice Sheet – 4390 Harrison Blvd., Ogden. This is an indoor rink which is nice when it’s cold outside, plus it’s open year round. They have open skating in the afternoon and evenings.
Station Park – 140 N Union Ave., Farmington. This rink is magical and is located in the center of Station Park. Lights are strung throughout and music plays in the background.
Gallivan Center – 50 East 200 South, Salt Lake City. This is an outdoor rink that also has a magical feel to it.
Wasatch Parc – This is a fun tubing hill next to Nordic Valley in Ogden Valley. The lift pulls you up and then you tube on down.
Soldier Hollow – Located in Midway this tubing hill is fun for everyone. A magic carpet pulls you up the mountain and when you get to the top you tube on down.
Midway Ice Castles – The ice castles are located in Midway and are a must see. Bring your camera and capture the magic of this creation.
Many hiking trails are right out our backyard and with no snow on the mountains now might be a good time to take a winter hike. Some of my favorite spots include Antelope Island, Waterfall Canyon and Adams Canyon.
Whatever activity you choose, be sure to bundle up. We may not have snow out there but it’s still pretty cold. I’ve included some Amazon affiliate links of my favorite outdoor gear.