If you’re a winter sports lover, then February is a great time of year to visit Salt Lake City, Utah. In February, the average weather forecast for Salt Lake ranges from a high of 43 degrees to a low of 24 degrees. These temperatures combined with dry conditions, is one of the many reasons why the city was chosen to host the 2002 Winter Olympics.
The Salt Lake City International Airport is only 10 miles away from our InTown Suites Salt Lake City Property. The city is easy to navigate with a vehicle, because Salt Lake is laid out on a grid system. The surrounding areas are easy to reach on the city’s freeways.
While in town, be sure to visit the famous lake for which the city is named. True to its moniker, Salt Lake is so salty that it never freezes, which means that it’s possible to go boating on the lake in February! While boating is a safe and fun winter activity, we don’t recommend going for a swim.
Spend a day at the Utah Olympic Park in nearby Park City. The park is still a training center, in fact many of the 2014 Sochi Olympians and hopefuls trained for the games here. In the Park, the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center is home to the 2002 Winter Olympics Sports Museum as well as the Ski Museum.
Looking to do some snowboarding and skiing during your visit? You’ll have your pick of world class slopes in the mountains surrounding the city. If you are planning on snowboarding, be aware that some resorts like Alta, are for skiers only. It’s best to do a little research before you arrive to find out which of the slopes are right for you.
If you’d also like to take in some spectator sports, the Transworld Snowboarding TransAm is taking place at Park City Mountain Resort on February 8th, it’s sure to be an exciting event to watch! The Utah Jazz NBA Team are in season in February, so consider attending a home game at the Energy Solutions Arena.
In addition to being a mecca for outdoor sports, Salt Lake City has a thriving arts scene. In February, performances include Ballet West’s Sleeping Beauty and The Music of Harry Potter is being put on by the Utah Symphony. Visit ‘Visit Salt Lake’ for a list of all of the events and festivals taking place during your visit.
Looking for a little nighttime entertainment? In February, much of the nightlife will be focused around watching the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. People will be gathering in the bars and restaurants to cheer on Team USA and see how many gold medals the country will get.
No matter the reason you’ll be visiting Salt Lake City in February, you’re sure to be welcomed by the friendly locals, and find yourself wanting to stay forever.