Winter skiing in Utah, with the Greatest Snow on Earth, is always a great way to start or end your vacation in Utah. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. Utah offers many other activities to make your winter vacation memorable.

Temple Square.

 The Holiday Lights on Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City are fantastic. It attracts tens of thousands of visitors each winter. It’s a photo opp that never fails. Then there are winter concerts featuring the world famous Tabernacle Choir almost every evening, with mainstream singing stars from around the world — free of charge. But you’d best get your tickets early — it’s always a sell out.

Springville Museum of Art.

Located just south of Salt Lake City, this modest little town boasts one of the most eclectic selections of Intermountain West landscape painting this side of the Rockies. And they’ve just added a sculpture wing featuring both modern masters and retrospectives that rival anything in New York or Los Angeles.

Heber Valley hot springs.

A dozen hot springs in and around Heber City lets you watch winter blizzards howling around the mountains from the comfort and pleasure of both indoor and outdoor pools of soothing and healing warm all-natural mineral water.

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