It’s that time of year. The first sight of snow may be upsetting to some, but to anyone involved in winter sports, it brings excitement and anticipation.
Fortunately, students don’t need to look any further than Sanpete County to find winter recreational areas.
Wasatch Academy maintains a small ski and snowboard resort located at the top of Fairview Canyon. Several runs, some of them groomed, make up the resort. Skiing and riding is free to everyone. The resort even has a small terrain park with various rails, jibs, and a small kicker.
There are no lifts, but the highway makes a switchback to a drop-off area at the top of the resort. Skiers and riders can meet back up with their ride at the base of the resort, marked by a log cabin lodge.
Sanpete County is also home to the Skyline Snowmobile Complex, an expanse of alpine terrain in the Manti-La Sal National Forest.
The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation grooms over 140 miles of trail in this area, and countless miles of powder are left uncrowded and untouched for more experienced riders.
The mountains of Sanpete County have a lot to offer. Many winter adventures can be found just outside Ephraim.