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Snow Sledding Hills in Utah, Free and Lift Assisted Locations.

Ride the Longest Tubing Lanes in Utah

Soldier Hollow in Wasatch Mountain State Park near Midway offers the longest tubing lanes in Utah. The hill has lengthy 1,200-foot sliding lanes with lift service for towing people up the hill for tubing day or night under the lights, and a sound system keeps the airwaves full of enjoyable tunes.

Snow Tubing, Soldier Hollow, Utah, Family, Children's Activities A trip to the Soldier Hollow tubing hill is affordable family fun—where kids are kids, and adults get the chance to be kids again. People literally race to get back in line as quickly as possible for another plunge. It’s a great outdoor activity for everyone to participate.

To assure a quality experience, Soldier Hollow limits the sale of tubing tickets. On Saturdays and busy holidays, in particular, we encourage pre-purchase of tubing hill tickets. Tickets can be purchased in advance with a credit card at 435.654.2002 or in person at the Lodge.

Tubing admission for anyone age 7 and above is $20 for a two hour session. Tubing for age 3-6 is $10. (Age three is our minimum age to ride the lift, but we do offer free tube use on a small slope, with parental supervision, for those under 3). Single rides are also available for $5 for 7 and older and $3 for ages 3-6. All rates include tube use and lift ride.

Group rates are available for groups that book and pay in advance. For 25 and more the rate is $14 per person for 50 and more the rate is $13 per person. Exclusive use for a private party is offered for $950 for up to 120 (one lift) or $1350 for up to 200 (two lifts) midweek. On Fridays and Saturdays the private rate is $1,150 for up to 120 and $1,550 for up to 200. Private parties can be booked anytime outside of the regular operating hours of the tubing hill. Warm winter snow boots are available for rent for $10 for adults and $5 for juniors.

Saturdays and holiday periods 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Monday through Friday non holiday noon – 8 p.m.
Sunday noon – 4 p.m.

FIBT Bobsled and Skeleton World Championships

Utah Olympic Park presents the World Junior Championship Bobsleigh, Skeleton at Park City’s Olympic Park January 31st – February 6th, 2011

Bobsledding, FIBT Bobsled and Skeleton Championships, Federation Internationale de Bobsleigh, Park City, Utah, Olympic Park, Winter ActivitiesBoth men and women compete in the sport of bobsleigh, a sport that combines speed, power and agility. There are two person races for men and women. Men also have a four-man event. Bobsleigh is one of the original sports in the Olympic Winter Games.

In skeleton, there are separate racing disciplines for men and women. In World Cup competitions two heats are held over one day.  At the FIBT World Championships (held annually except in the Olympic year), four heats are held over two days.

The Federation Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing (FIBT) was founded on November 23, 1923 by the delegates of Great Britain, France and Switzerland, and the representatives of Canada and the United States, meeting at an International Congress in Paris, France. The FIBT headquarters is in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Bobsleigh as an organized and active sport thrived from before the turn of the century. However, it was the advent of the 1924 Winter Games and the acceptance of Bobsleigh as an Olympic sport that prompted the formation of a federation.

Time Schedules: TBA 1/31/11, 2/1/11, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Winterfest

Ogden City hosts the second annual Winterfest downtown Historic 25th Street & Washington Blvd, January 28 and 29, 2011

Rail Jam, Ogden, Utah Winterfest, Snowbasin, Weber County, 5k Run, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Sledding, Family, Children's ActivitiesThe city will close major downtown streets, cover them with snow and create the ultimate winter playground. The Winterfest organizing committee invites all to come and enjoy a variety of free activities. Last year’s celebration attracted more than 5,000 people.

The celebration where “Cold is Cool” boasts traditional and unconventional snow activities for all ages. Most events are free.

Events will begin on Friday afternoon with a ceremonial street closing on Washington Boulevard followed by a toboggan parade. Activities and contests will be held all day on Saturday.

This year’s “where cold is cool” events will include:

  • Toboggan Parade
  • Skijoring
  • Human Dog Sled Races
  • Polar Bear Swim
  • Snowmobile Street Races
  • Snowboarding Rail-Jam
  • 5K Run/Walk
  • Doggie Costume Contest
  • Flag Football Contests
  • Cross Country Skiing Races
  • Snowshoe Races
  • Live Music

And many more . . .

Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about the little ones. We’ve put together some free projects and events with the younger kids in mind:

  • The hill just east of Washington Boulevard on 25th Street will be available for tubing and sledding on Saturday morning and afternoon.
  • Snowshoeing around Municipal Park will be available all day Saturday.
  • Piles of snow will be hauled in to the Municipal Park for the children to decorate and make snowmen on both Friday night and Saturday morning and afternoon.
  • The kid’s corner on Saturday will have a small construction project for each child that wishes to participate.

Registration forms can be found on the right hand side of this webpage, or through Sportsman. We highly recommend pre-registering for all the events; space is limited and the events are bound to fill up fast.

For more information about this event or to become a proud WinterFest 2011 sponsor, please call Ogden City Public Services at (801) 629-8337. Mark the date on your calendar, tweet, blog, facebook – whatever it takes to make sure that you don’t miss out on the fun!