13 Things No One Tells You About Surviving A Utah Winter
By Catherine Armstrong|Updated on November 18, 2022(Originally published November 12, 2022)
Writer, editor and researcher with a passion for exploring new places. Catherine loves local bookstores, independent films, and spending time with her family, including Gus the golden retriever, who is a very good boy.
When winter officially arrives in Utah, are you excited or sad? If you’ve lived here for a while, you know what to expect during this chilly season. If you’re new to the state, here are a few things that no one tells you about surviving Utah winters.
What other tips would you give new Utah residents about surviving winters in the Beehive State? What are some of your favorite things to do during this chilly time of year? Give our readers your suggestions in the comments.
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What is Utah like in the winter?
Utah is the perfect place to spend a winter. Here, you can enjoy a little bit of everything. In the northern part of the state, you can experience cold, snowy weather. Down south, you can enjoy warmer temperatures and much less snow.
Winter is also the time you get to enjoy one of Utah’s greatest claims to fame — the greatest snow on earth. This is because Utah is a dry, desert state. By the time the snow falls, the snow typically possesses a low moisture content, creating a structure in the snow crystals that make it unique to other places around the country.
What are some of the best activities during the winter in Utah?
There is never a shortage of things to do in the winter in Utah. If you are searching for a few must-do items to add to your bucket list, a few ideas include: