One of the best parts of owning a mountain home is having a spectacular home base for the kids to come home to. Whether your children are enjoying a break from college or coming to visit with tots of their own, here are some of the top reasons why winter break is simply better in the Wasatch.
Incredible, Stress-Reducing Views
Waking up each morning to 360-degree mountain and valley views can actually help reduce stress. If your kids live somewhere more urban, they’re exposed to crowded streets, traffic-laded commutes, and overstimulation at every turn. Trading all of that in for tranquil horizons will let everyone truly unwind and unravel the stress that undoubtedly comes with everyday life.
Access to the Best Slopes
Just minutes from your home, your whole family will be able to indulge in the best of winter sports and activities. From skiing and snowboarding to inner-tubing and snowman-building, the many nearby resorts have activities for all ages. Some of our favorites within an hour and a half of Summit Creek include Sundance Mountain Resort, Brighton Resort, and Deer Valley Resort.
Spectacular Winter Events
The Wasatch may be best known for its mountain slopes, but that’s not the only reason the area draws such a crowd during the winter months.
The annual Festival of Lights, viewable until January 1, 2019, is one of the most popular holiday lights displays in Utah County, which boasts over a million lights.
For the little ones, the magical wonderland, North Pole Express is a 90-minute round-trip ride that transports you through the North Pole as you enjoy hot cocoa and Mrs. Claus’ famous holiday cookies.
The iconic Sundance Film Festival hosts visitors from around the world from January 24 through February 3 for movie premieres, multimedia art exhibits, and musical performances.
Priceless Time with Family
Being with the ones you love against the backdrop of the Wasatch is a gift in itself. After all, there’s no gift like the present, right? With remarkable views, fresh air, and a cozy home to retreat to, your family time will surely be upgraded.
A White Christmas (and New Year, Too)
Stop dreaming of a white Christmas and make it a reality, instead. Nothing is more magical this time of year than a fresh blanket of snow—especially when your kids are experiencing this exquisite landscape for the first time. Bring on the snowmen, hot cocoa, and crackling fireplaces.