WINTER ACTIVITIES IN UTAHMany winter activities abound near Johnson Mill Inn Bed and Breakfast. Check out our accumulation of things to do, what to see, tourist attractions, and winter activities in and around Park City, Heber Valley, and Midway. Consider us your Utah tourism gude during your stay at our Inn.
DOWNHILL SKIING is a major draw--only a twenty minute drive to the north for Deer Valley, Park City and The Canyons, and a twenty minute drive to the south for Sundance. Ski vacations are one thing Utah is known for. Also a new lift is in operation ten minutes from the Mill that goes directly to Deer Valley.
ICE SKATING in the new Olympic-sized outdoor rink in the quaint, little town of Midway is a treat not many places can offer. The rink which is located on town square, inherited the refrigeration unit from the 2002 Olympic opening and closing ceremonies. http://midwaycityut.org/icerink.htm
TUBING at Soldier Hollow offers a fun day of snow for kids young and old. The 1,000 foot run is accessible by two tow rope lifts. Warm yourself by the fire, enjoy hot chocolate, coffee and snacks in the lodge near the fireplace and go back out for more. Visit www.soldierhollow.com
SNOW SHOEING is available on the Mill property. Hike anywhere on the fourteen acre mill property which butts up to the publicly owned Provo river restoration project (all the riverfront property between Jordanelle Reservoir on the north to deer creek on the south which is the east boundary to the Mill property). The Mill property is home to five generations of mule deer, red fox, black mink, beaver, muskrat, raccoons, even an occasional moose or elk has been seen on the property. We have snowshoes here for your use.
DAILY GUIDED TOURS OF THE OLYMPIC SITES will enrich your future spectator enjoyment as on this forty-five minute guided tour of the world's highest Nordic Ski jumps you will learn a new appreciation of these winter sports. View the fastest bobsled, luge, and skeleton track on earth! Watch athletes train on the Nordic and Freestyle Ski Hills as well as on the Olympic Track. The Tour Guide will explain the sports to you as well as answer any questions you might have. Also, visit the interactive Alf Engen Ski Museum, which chronicles Utah's ski history as well as the Olympic exhibit which includes memorabilia. Grab a bite to eat at the Ecker Hill Cafe or a souvenir at the gift shop! Tour price is 2 per person. (Reservations Are Required) http://utaholympiclegacy.com/
THE POLAR EXPRESS Enjoy a magical journey on the old steam train. Each car is festively decorated for Christmas and filled with music. The cars are heated by old coal-burning stoves. On the way to the North Pole the elves will greet all the passengers and a reader will relate the story, the Polar Express. The train stops at the North Pole to pick up Santa. On the return trip Santa goes through the train and talks to each child. Hot chocolate and cookies are served and Christmas carols are sung. Pure magic!!! http://hebervalleyrr.org/special-events/north-pole-christmas-train/
DOG SLED RIDES are the ultimate thrill ride. This ride offers spectacular views of the surrounding landscape and varied terrain...a white knuckle ride that will get your heart pumping! Unlike every other kennel we know of, this outfitter uses the same dogs that they race with and pride themselves on the exceptionally high quality of their dogs. They are literally “gold medal” dog mushing company. Visit www.dog-sled.com.
SLEIGH RIDES are a special treat in the Heber Valley. A scenic sleigh ride the picturesque Jordanelle valley will deliver you to the warmth and comfort of a lake view restaurant where you can enjoy a gourmet cooked meal. Or, not looking for dinner? Horse drawn sleigh rides are an excellent choice for a unique winter activity. Visit http://www.rockymtnoutfitters.com/
WINTER BOBSLED RIDES are the thrill of a lifetime! With 4G's and speeds of up to 80 MPH, the ride is sure to take your breath away. You've seen it on TV, now take the ride with one of the certified drivers down the full Olympic Course where the US earned 8 medals during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games! http://utaholympiclegacy.com/
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