Whether you’re avid about Nordic skiing or have never ever tried the sport, The
Utah Nordic Alliance’s (TUNA) popular Nordic race series is a great way to get involved. Held at major cross-country ski venues along the Wasatch, two classic technique and three free technique races are offered to provide balance for local athletes. Race dates: December 21, January 2 and 25, February 8 and 22. Participation categories for age, gender, and ability level available. Everyone welcome to come out and compete.
Whether you snowshoe, ski, snowboard, or snowmobile, avalanche education is vital to keeping you safe in the backcountry. The Utah Avalanche Center offers plenty of classes and clinics all season long to keep you out of harm’s way. From free Know Before You Go presentations to in-depth beacon clinics, UAC’s classes give you the knowledge you need to stay safe when recreating in the snow. Find full class schedule online.
Skip running in the cold and head inside the Utah Olympic Oval on January 1, 2020 to kick off the New Year with a run. The five-hour indoor running party takes place on the 442-meter track at the Utah Olympic Oval. Do as many laps as you like on the track (it’s 47 for a half marathon) with prizes given to those who complete the most. All participants receive a finisher’s medal, t-shirt, and swag. Bringing the littles along? A Kid’s Run for ages 10 and under is $10.
Race in snowshoes or running shoes on snowy trails and across streams at Mountain Dell (near Park City) for this winter 5K on Saturday, January 11. Kids can participate in a snowshoe 1K held before the main event. If you don’t own snowshoes, $10 rentals are available at REI, or you can race in running shoes. Race followed by live music, hot beverages, and pancakes.
Dare to freeze your buns off at this winter 5K paired with a penguin plunge into icy water on Saturday, January 25 in Provo. Race the 5K and finish at Utah Lake where a freezing (but safe) dipping spot has been cut into the ice. A safety cage and ladder ensure you won’t float beneath it, and all plungers take home a commstrongorative medallion and bragging rights.
Get an early start on marathon
training or beat the winter blues with this Salt Lake Running Company race series. Do one race or all: 5K February 1, 10K March 7, 15K April 4. All flat races start and end at Salt Lake Running’s Sugarhouse store. Get a finisher medal after each race. Stay after for FUN SLC: a finisher zone party with food, hot beverages, and prizes.
Celebrate winter at Ogden’s Union Station with this evening fest on Friday, February 7. Features interactive winter arts market, community bike ride, fat bike dstrongos, yeti yoga, live entertainment, s’mores, beer garden, yeti sightings, beard competition, First Friday Art Stroll, and costumed fun for all ages. Free and open to the public.
Watch the best freestyle skiers in the sport twist, flip, and fly at Deer Valley Resort on the same runs used during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games from February 6-8. All events held under the lights at Deer Valley and free to the public. Schedule: February 6 – Moguls, February 7 – Aerials, February 8 – Dual Moguls.
This President’s Day weekend (February 15-17), head south to Bryce Canyon National Park to celebrate winter in the red rocks at Ruby’s Inn’s annual winter festival. Event features free clinics, skate ski race, dstrongos, and tours. Event subject to change due to snow and weather conditions but is held regardless of snow conditions.