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OUR FINAL DAY IN UTAH… ONE FOR THE MEMORY.

PlanetSKI ends its week-long trip to Utah. Snow shoeing, cross country skiing, ice castles & a swim in a 10,000 year old thermal crater.

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It was going to be hard to beat the day in Sundance:

PlanetSKI heads to Zermatt: the one in Utah not Switzerland

But the next day I gave it my best shot.

It was going to be a day of alternative snow activities.

First up it was a spot of snow shoeing with my friend Max.

And her furry friends.

Meet Striker.

Snow shoeing round the Jordanelle reservoir

And Moose.

Snow shoeing round the Jordanelle reservoir

We walked round the Jordanelle reservoir.

With a picnic lunch.

Snow shoeing round the Jordanelle reservoir

Snow shoeing is perhaps not to everyone’s taste, but it is mine.

Snow shoeing round the Jordanelle reservoir

It is good to get away from the lifts, the crowds and the whole commercial side of skiing and just wander around in the snowy mountains. Getting back to nature.

I had a snowshoe as I arrived, and I did it again on my final day in Utah.

Cross country skiing is out of the same draw.

And as enjoyable.

Cross country skiing in Midway

Midway was home to the Nordic events of the 2002 Winter Olympics at Soldier Hollow and is part of the bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics.

Midway, Utah

It is a centre for cross-county skiing so it seemed natural to give it a go.

Cross country skiing in Midway

I did my final snow report.

Video snow report form Utah

We report on the current snow conditions in North America. And check out out all the latest snow news in our detailed snow report: https://planetski.eu/2020/01/16/planetski-snow-report-9/

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So, what is the town of Midway like?

Midway, Utah

We hear from Max Jensen from Zermatt Resort & Spa about the town of Midway in Utah…Read more here: https://planetski.eu/2020/01/17/final-day-in-utah/

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It certainly feels like being in America with some typical western architecture.

Midway, Utah

Midway, Utah

Midway, Utah

Then after skiing it was a quick visit to the Ice Castle opposite Zermatt Resort.

Ice Castle, Midway

Ice Castle, Midway

Ice Castle, Midway

And then a highlight of the trip.

A soak in the thermal waters of  The Crater that is over 10,000 years old.

Midway is home to Utah’s only geothermal hot spring.

Housed in a beehive-shaped limestone rock on the Homestead property.

The Crater, Midway

And what is that light in the water beneath me I hear you ask….

The Crater, Midway

The Crater is more than 20m deep and is a magnet for local scuba divers.

The Crater, Midway

Thank You Zermatt… Thank You Midway… Thank You Utah.

It has been a blast.

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