Ready to learn a new winter sport? Try a variety of sports at the Utah Winter Games, now in its 24th year, which is the largest and oldest amateur event of its kind in the United States. Just pick the sports you want to try and attend affordable clinics (between $5 and $35) to learn how to do them. Clinics are offered in the sports of bobsled, cross country, curling, figure skating, hockey, luge, skeleton, ski jumping, skiing, snowboarding, speed skating and telemark. Events take place during December and January at local ski resorts and the Utah Olympic Park. To register online and see the full event calendar, visit the Utah Winter Games website. utahwintergames.org
Jenny Willden is the Managing Editor of Outdoor Sports Guide and a self-proclaimed gear and grammar nut. She's a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Adventure Travel Trade Association. A lover of adventure and travel, she's happiest when riding horses or snowboarding in Utah’s mountains. Follow Jenny’s exploits on Twitter @jennywillden or Instagram @jlwillden.