Originally Posted On: Salt Lake City Winter Roundup: Winter Event In Utah (onlyinyourstate.com) 

Utah is known for many things including its national parks, incredible snow, and unique history. But there are two things that we truly love about Utah — winter sports and rodeo. So, if you are like us, we suggest you mark your calendars for February 10, 2024, for the Salt Lake City Winter Roundup. This winter event is when ski racing meets rodeo and it may just be a seasonal activity that you’ll be talking about for weeks to come.

This festival, hosted by Visit Salt Lake, is designed to celebrate winter sports, art, and culture in SLC. And how are they celebrating? Well, with skijoring.

This will be the country’s first metropolitan skijoring event and it’ll be quite a sight. It will take place along the streets of downtown SLC.

Skijoring is a mixture of ski racing and rodeo. It is where a horse and rider pull a ski racer through a snowy course at high speeds.

Keep your eyes out for the brave individuals giving skijoring a shot. You may just recognize many names such as former Olympians like gold medalist Picabo Street.

Skijoring is just the beginning of the activities offered during this winter festival in SLC. Head to Abravanel Hall Plaza and visit The Village. Here, there will be fire pits to keep you warm, live music, performances, dance lessons, and more. You’ll also find several food trucks and vendors as well.

If you head to the Salt Chalet, between Salt Lake’s Visitor Center and the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, there will be curling lanes to practice your skills. There will also be art installations to admire with the winter sports theme as well.

Utah has many fabulous winter events but one that deserves a spot right at the top of your schedule is the Salt Lake City Winter Roundup. It’s a day featuring several of our favorite things in Utah.

For more information on the Salt Lake City Winter Roundup, check out the Visit Salt Lake website. You can also visit the Utah Skijoring website for more information about skijoring in the Beehive State and upcoming events.

Are you planning to attend this winter festival in Utah? What are some of your favorite winter events? Have you ever heard of skijoring or have tried this unique winter sport? Let us know in the comments.

If you are like me and want to make this one-day festival into a full weekend event, check out a local hotel or a cozy vacation rental in Salt Lake City.



Visit Salt Lake is a private, non-profit corporation responsible for the promotion of Salt Lake as a convention and travel destination. In partnership with Salt Lake County, Visit Salt Lake improves the area economy by attracting and providing support to conventions, sports events, leisure travelers and visitors with a strong commitment to sustainability and stewardship of the area’s natural environment. Through its sales and marketing programs, Visit Salt Lake’s impact on Salt Lake’s annual $5.4 billion visitor economy equates to nearly $1,800 in tax relief for each household within Salt Lake County. For more information on all that Salt Lake has to offer, go to www.VisitSaltLake.com.