Boulder Mountain Ranch offers sleigh rides at Deer Valley. Their one-horse open sleigh can accommodate up to six people and is perfect for marriage proposals, newlyweds or small groups. They also have a two-horse sleigh for larger groups.
Rides depart at 5 p.m. from Deer Valley Resort
Flat rate of $100 for up to five people; additional person $20. Rates higher for Christmas, New Year, Valentine's Day and Presidents Day.
Call for reservations 866-783-5819
Canyons Resort is only a short drive from Salt Lake City, and they offer scenic sleigh rides Thursday-Saturday, with extended holiday offerings, Dec. 20-March 30 as conditions allow.
Sleigh departs from the Ski Beach near the stairs leading into the Grand Summit Hotel at 5:30, 6:15 and 7 p.m.
Cost is $25.00 per person, children 2 and under ride free when sitting on an adult's lap. Private sleigh is $125 per half hour for up to five passengers.
Reservations are recommended: 1-866-604-4171
Sleigh rides to view the elk are offered at Hardware Ranch Elk Refuge in Blacksmith Fork Canyon in northern Utah (about 2 hours from Salt Lake City). Depending on the weather and amount of snowfall, the elk-viewing rides run from Dec. 14 to Feb. 25 on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.
$5 for adults, $3 for children
Call 435-753-6206 for more information
Rocky Mountain Outfitters runs horse-drawn buggy and sleigh rides around the Homestead Resort, in the beautiful Heber Valley outside the small town of Midway, about 20 minutes from Park City. They use beautiful teams of Clydesdales, Belgians, and spotted draft horses.
Prices vary; only your group will be on the sleigh. $75 for two people, $225 for a group of up to fifteen, other prices for other group sizes. Can be combined in a package with dining or lodging at the resort.
Call 801-310-3997 for reservations
Rocky Mountain Sleigh Company is recognized as one of the top ten sleigh dinner operators in the entire country by USA Today. Sleigh rides take place at Stillman ranch along the Weber River outside Park City. Rides include a homestyle dinner (optional) served in the ranch house by the fireplace.
Prices $30-$89 per person
Call for reservations 800-303-7256
The Viking Yurt at Park City Mountain Resort has been described as one of the most unique, romantic and exquisite winter experiences in the country. Enjoy a Snowcat-drawn sleigh ride up the slopes of the resort to the cozy Viking yurt (hut) where a gourmet dinner is served.
$125 per person + tax and tip
Call 435-615-YURT (9878) for reservations