While much of the country might still be experiencing the summer heat, the winter season is just a few short months away! Although you might not be packing away your swim trunks just yet, now is a great time to start planning and booking winter vacations—especially if your plans include hitting the slopes!

The top ski resorts near Eden Utah and elsewhere in the state see plenty of tourists during the winter months. At exclusive resorts like Powder Mountain, this means that lift tickets and season passes often sell out far in advance of the winter season. If you’re hoping to carve our pristine slopes this upcoming winter, you’ll want to get to work planning your trip to secure your tickets and guarantee your spot long before the snow starts to fall.

Ready to start planning a winter getaway that you’ll spend hitting the slopes, curling up by the fire in a mountain retreat, or relaxing in a luxury vacation rental? Keep reading to learn our top tips for planning your winter vacations!

Choose the Right Resort

Utah boasts an impressive array of ski resorts, each offering its own distinct atmosphere and terrain. In fact, the state regularly competes with Colorado for the title of best state for skiing and snowboarding. But while there’s no shortage of places to hit the slopes in Utah, the resort you choose will have a big impact on your winter vacations.

If you’re looking to get away from the overcrowded, busy tourist-heavy slopes closer to Park City and other popular ski destinations, Powder Mountain is a great choice. Our mountain retreat holds the title of the largest ski resort in North America. But with a limited number of lift tickets available daily, you never have to worry about fighting crowds. Plus, when you book a luxury vacation rental at Powder Mountain, you’ll enjoy ultra-comfortable, modern accommodations just steps away from our pristine slopes.

Plan Ahead

During the summer months, millions of tourists make their way to Utah for hiking, mountain biking, and our stunning national parks. But winter is just as popular, especially at our ski resorts. 

If you have your heart set on booking winter vacations at ski resorts near Eden Utah, don’t wait to start planning. To avoid disappointment, book your luxury vacation rental, flights, car rentals, and especially your lift tickets as far in advance as possible. If possible, consider planning your trip mid-week, as weekends on the slopes tend to be busier.

Reserve Your Rental

After securing your lift ticket and booking a luxury vacation rental, the next thing you should do is reserve your rental equipment.

Flying with skiing and snowboarding gear, not to mention coats, boots, and warm clothing, can be a challenge. Many people opt to rent gear for their winter vacations to avoid this hassle. Reserving your rental equipment ahead of your visit can ensure that you have everything you need to hit the slopes.

Powder Mountain offers some of the top snowboarding and ski rentals Eden Utah has to offer! Check out our packages and add-ons to see what you might need for your visit. Reserving your gear online ahead of your visit can even help you save some money!

Consider Brushing Up on Your Skills

Whether you’re a seasoned skier or a first-timer, taking a lesson at the start of your vacation is a great way to enhance your experience. This is a great chance to brush up on your skills, learn something new, and make sure you have a fun, safe day on the slopes.

The Snow Sports School at Powder Mountain is the best place for skiing and snowboarding lessons Utah has to offer. Choose from two-hour, half-day, and all-day private lessons that are designed to offer one-on-one, customized lessons. Locals can also take advantage of our group classes. For instance, the All-Mountain Adventure Team is a 10-week program for skiers and snowboards between the ages of 5 and 14 to sharpen and enhance their skills.

Start Planning Your Winter Vacations Today

Whether you plan to spend your trip carving the slopes, relaxing fireside, or luxuriating in a luxury vacation rental, now is the time to start planning your winter vacations. Not only will this help ensure that you can get a lift ticket, a better deal on your flight, and your choice of rental at Powder Mountain, but it will also give you time to reserve your rental equipment or sign up for a private ski or snowboard lesson.

Ready to start planning your own winter vacation at one of Utah’s most beautiful ski resorts? Check out our vacation guide today to get started.