Soldier Hollow: A Tubing and Cross Country Paradise

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Soldier Hollow Tubing HillNestled in the shadow of the Wasatch Mountains, Soldier Hollow Cross Country Ski Resort offers winter fun for people of all ages from cross country skiing to tubing, snowshoeing to a unique biathlon experience. The resort was created for the 2002 Winter Olympics, and during the games it hosted the biathlon, cross-country skiing and the cross country skiing portion of the Nordic combined events. It has since been chosen the “Best Olympics Legacy Venue” in Best of Utah 2004.

Since the resort and the trail system was developed to host the Olympics the 25+ miles of trails is fantastic. The immaculately groomed trails are great for first timers, cross over downhill skiers and expert skaters or classic ‘striders.’

But Soldier Hollow is more than just a fantastic cross country skiing destination. It’s got the longest tubing lanes in Utah (over 1,200 feet with lift services to get back up the hill) and music and lights to add to the fun. People, young and old, race to get back in line to get back up the hill.

The Ski School offers packages for beginners as well as wonderful site-seeing adventures, and the unique biathlon experience is one-of-a-kind fun. You’ll receive range instruction and practice on the same rifles as those used in the Olympics before hitting the trail in a “mini” competition. You can ski or snowshoe (run or bike in summer) the course, shoot at targets, and get a true Olympic biathlon experience.

During the summer months, the trail system becomes a favorite for mountain bikers, hikers and equestrians. In June each year, the Heber Valley Pow Wow takes place — a showcase for Native American dancers, artisans and foods.

The Lodge with its massive trestle beams and soaring ceiling offers ski rentals, souvenir and logo items, accessories, and food and beverages. The Lodge at Soldier Hollow is built primarily with timbers from the Lucin Cutoff, a railroad trestle that crossed the Great Salt Lake. Construction of that trestle started in 1902. The trestle was a critical part of the nation’s rail system until the 1950s, when it was replaced by a solid material causeway. The Lodge can be reserved for festive occasions year-round.

Other attractions in the area include:
Heber Valley Railroad
Top 10 Things To Do In Salt Lake City
Utah Lake State Park

Soldier Hollow
P.O. Box 2002
Midway, Utah, 84049
Phone: 435-654-2002
www.soldierhollow.com

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