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Experience White XMAS in Salt Lake City

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Experience White XMAS in Salt Lake City

Hi,

WE are travelling to the West Coast in December, and as we come from the Tropics in Australia, we like to see if we can experience a White XMAS while over in the states. We arrive on 12 Dec 17 into LA, plan on travelling by road to San Fran, fly from there to SLC, then drive from SLC to Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and then San Diego before returning to LA.

I have chosen SLC, as it looks like a beautiful place, but also high chance of snow. Is that correct is there somewhere else near the places we are visiting that we will get to see snow.

Thanks for your assistance in advance.

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1. Re: Experience White XMAS in Salt Lake City

Most of the time,we have snow on the ground in late December. Last year, on December 25, we had a huge snowstorm. There have been years, when we've had a big storm on December 24. Then there have been years with no snow on the ground at that time of the year. There's really no way of knowing. The mountains east of SLC are more likely to have snow on the ground. You could look at Park City, Utah, a ski resort town 40 minutes east of SLC or the small town of Midway Utah. One issue with Park City is that hotel room rates will be very expensive due to ski season.

Just a note - downtown SLC is very festive during the holiday season. Temple Square has one of the largest holiday light displays west of the Mississippi River.

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2. Re: Experience White XMAS in Salt Lake City

I'd guestimate you have an 80-90% chance of a white Christmas in SLC. You have pretty much a 100% chance in Park City which is near SLC - so worst, case you can always head up to Park City to see some snow.

As Connie, suggest Midway would also be about 100% chance of snow but be much less expensive than Park City - the Homestead Resort would be a nice location for Christmas - plus there is tubing at solider hollow and swimming in 97 degree water at the Homestead Crater.

You have a decent chance of snow at the Grand Canyon. Bryce Canyon that is sort of on the way to the Grand Canyon would also likely have snow.

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3. Re: Experience White XMAS in Salt Lake City

The Homestead or Zermatt Resort in Midway would be great choices for a Christmas stay. The Homestead in winter is a picture postcard...small and charming. The Zermatt is across the street from the Homestead and has an indoor pool. Both are an easy drive to tubing at Soldier Hollow. The Ice Rink in the City Park may be open as well. We will be spending our Christmas at Zermatt this year.

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4. Re: Experience White XMAS in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City will have festive activities like the lights at Temple Square, ice skating at Gallivan Center, winter farmer's market, and performing arts like Ballet West and their rendition of The Nutcracker. It's an easy drive into the mountains for activities like skiing, tubing, etc. You could even go to Snowbird and take a ride on the tram for mountain views at 11,00-feet. If you want to be in the mountains, Park City would be lovely but also pricey. Midway will be a lot more sleepy, but more affordable.

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5. Re: Experience White XMAS in Salt Lake City

Thank you for the information will look at those options.

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6. Re: Experience White XMAS in Salt Lake City

Park City is a perfect place for Christmas!!! And will for sure have snow. However, finding somewhere to stay will be pricey. Salt Lake City is a fun place to be for Christmas, even if there is not a ton of snow in the valley. The surrounding mountains will be covered and there are tons of Christmas activities happening in the city.

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