How to Maximize Your Time Outdoors this Winter

November 18, 2022

As temperatures start to drop in Park City, so does the time we spend outside as we retreat into the comfort of our homes and cozy up on the couch. While enjoying time indoors is one of the hallmarks of winter, finding activities outside your home can give you some much needed outdoor activity this winter. Here are some tips to maximize your time outdoors this chilly season.

Gloved hands lacing up ice skates

Go Skiing or Snowboarding in Park City

As one of the best places in the country to ski or snowboard, Utah has no shortage of spots to take the whole family for a day (or two!) on the mountain. Buy a pass and find your way to Park City Mountain Resort for an afternoon of fun in the snow. With ideal terrain for beginners and runs for the more experienced skier or snowboarder, Park City Mountain is the perfect place for an afternoon of winter fun.

Take Friends and Family Ice Skating

Skiing and snowboarding not your thing? Take advantage of the winter weather and visit the Park City Ice Arena for ice skating on an Olympic-sized rink. Here, you can skate for fun or get competitive in a game of broomball, sled hockey or curling.

If you’re looking for something more in line with the holidays, check out the Resort Center Ice Rink at Park City Mountain Resort for an ice-skating experience surrounded by Christmas lights, nearby restaurants and coffee shops, fire pits and more to help you find the holiday spirit.

Go For a Sleigh Ride

Take in the winter scenery with a horse-drawn Park City Sleigh Ride. With several companies offering rides for both large and small groups, you can enjoy spectacular views of the mountains and even take a ride up the mountain to a restaurant featuring live music and more fun for the whole family.

Love to Hike? Try Snowshoeing in Park City

The changing weather doesn’t have to stop you from enjoying the many trails located in Park City. The perfect activity for any avid hiker during the wintertime or for those who enjoy sight-seeing, find one of the many places which offer equipment rentals and get out there! Take in the breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains on your own or embark on a guided tour to get to know the area even better.

Prep Your Backyard for Colder Weather

If you’re looking to spend some downtime outside, get your outdoor space ready for the winter by adding cozy seating, heaters and extra coverage to take cover from any snow. Or, try adding a fireplace to help warm up in the winter weather. Adding these features to your patio or deck not only helps add to the winter festivities but allows you to spend more downtime outdoors on your own or with loved ones.

As one of the premier spots for winter activities, Park City has a lot to offer when it comes to outdoor activity year-round. Take a virtual tour of our Shoreline community and find the perfect place to spend the holidays at