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4 winter sports for thrill seekers

4 winter sports for thrill seekers

Posted: 11/13/2018

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Winter in Utah is a wonderful time full of fun but for Utahans with a thirst for adventure, sometimes a day on the slopes just isn't enough. Luckily there are some exciting sports to choose from that will get your blood pumping and they are all right in our backyards.  Here are 5 not so average winter sports to try out to get your heart racing.

1.Snowkiting

What: Snowkiting combines the thrills of snowboarding with the speed and air of kite surfing.  Most beginners can get air in as little as 3o  minutes of lessons so get ready to get some serious air.

WhereUtah Snowkite Center hosts guided trips and lessons at Skyline, Strawberry, Park City, Powder Mt, and other locations throughout Utah

2.Snowshoeing 

What: Check out Utah's backcountry on foot and observe nature like you never have before. This may sound like a tame walk in the park but don't be fooled, snowshoeing through the backcountry comes with risks from close encounters with wild animals to avalanches.

Where: White Pine Touring, Take a guided tour through the mountains of  Park City with the pros for a short walk, night hike, or a day-long backcountry adventure.

3.Ice climbing

What: Learn to climb  Utah's frozen waterfalls using crampons and ice tools and experience a rush like no other.

Where: Utah Mountain Adventures offers lessons and guided tours for all skill levels  along the Wasatch Front.

4.Fat biking

What: You don't have to give up biking for the winter,  get on a fat bike and plow through the snow on one of the great trails along the Wasatch Front.

Where: Cycling Utah gives you the low down on the best trails to try out on your fat bike.

As with any winter sports, it's important to be aware of all the risks involved. Before heading out on your adventures be sure to do your research, take lessons, and have all the proper gear. Here are a few resources to keep you up to date on winter safety.

Utah Avalanche Center
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Indie Ogden's guide to outdoor adventure

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Mikaela

Mikaela is a Portland transplant who has called Ogden home for the past 8 years. When she isn't blogging about her love of the Ogden and local businesses, she works in advertising for a women-run fashion company. For those who ask, the commute is totally worth it and she has no plans to leave Ogden any time soon.
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