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Jump-start your spring break with three days of incredible skiing or snowboarding in the Wasatch mountain range near Salt Lake City. Whether you’re a newbie or advanced, challenge yourself in various terrain and sharpen your skills. Then put the skis and snowboards away and head south to explore the arches and canyons near Moab. Escape the cold in a relaxing hot spring, the perfect way to end a day on the trail. Return to Salt Lake City for a final night of fun with your new Rustic buddies before heading home from your epic week exploring Utah!

Program Profile

United States

2017 Departures

Departs (USA) Returns (USA) Availability
April 8 April 15 Limited
April 15 April 22 Limited

Ski/Snowboard Gear Options

Students can choose bring their own gear or rent. To rent skis/snowboards and other necessary gear, it will cost an additional $35-$45/day.

  • Day 1

    Welcome to SLC!

    Arrive at Salt Lake City airport where you will meet the rest of your group as well as your trip leaders for the week. From the airport, you’ll travel to the base house where you’ll participate in an orientation to the program. Enjoy dinner with your group and head to bed early – it’s important to get a good nights sleep for the active days ahead!

  • Day 2


    Wake up early in the morning, enjoy a quick breakfast, and layer up for your first ski day at Brighton Resort. Brighton is a short drive from the base house. Start of your morning getting oriented with the mountain and taking some warm up runs. You’ll take a mid-day break to warm up and enjoy lunch at the lodge as a group. Spend the rest of the afternoon on the mountain before heading back to the base house for dinner and to relax after a long day!

  • Day 3


    On the second day of skiing, we’ll head to a new resort, Snowbasin, which is located about an hour drive from the base house. You’ll spend the day practicing the skills you learned on day one and enjoying new terrain. Eat lunch at the lodge and warm up with a delicious hot chocolate. Drive back to Salt Lake and get ready to head out for a dinner on the town. You’ll have the opportunity to walk around and explore this quaint city before heading to bed to rest for your last day of skiing.

  • Day 4

    Park City

    Just like previous mornings, wake up early and eat a quick breakfast before getting into the van and heading to the last resort of the trip, Park City. Spend the day enjoying the powder, with a break for lunch. Today, you’ll stay and have dinner at the resort before heading back to the base house. Once back in Salt Lake, you’ll pack and prep for the next part of your trip – Southern Utah!

  • Day 5


    Wake up early and get into the van where you’ll head out on the next part of your trip – an adventure to Moab. Moab is home to Arches National Park as well as Canyonlands National Park. Once you arrive, you’ll grab lunch in town before heading to Arches National Park where you’ll get a chance to hike to the Delicate Arch. This iconic landmark is a 65-foot-tall freestanding natural arch. Behold it’s beauty and take lots of photos that you can share with your family and friends.

    Enjoy dinner in town before heading to bed.

  • Day 6

    Dead Horse Canyon

    The next morning, wake up early and fuel up for some more exploring. For the first half of the day, you’ll take the van to Dead Horse Canyon. Here, you’ll take a short hike to a beautiful viewpoint that looks out on the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park.

    In the afternoon, explore Canyonlands National Park.

    After a long day of adventure, you will be wiped. Head back to Moab for dinner and a much needed nights sleep.

  • Day 7

    Back to SLC

    Time to head back to SLC! Once back in the area, you’ll hike to a local hot spring. These unique geothermic features are found throughout the west, and are a perfect place to relax after an adventurous week. The last supper with your new group is a great time to reflect on your time in Utah.

  • Day 8

    Last Day!

    It’s been a great week out west! Pack your bags and say goodbye to your group and Team USA. We hope you’ve had a great Spring Break!

An Important Note About Schedule Changes

Rustic Pathways reserves the right to change, alter, or amend the daily itinerary for this trip at any time. Changes can be made for various reasons including changes in flight or program schedules, changes in the schedules of various external tours incorporated in our trips, the addition of new activities into a trip, or the substitution of an old activity for a new activity.

The itinerary shown here provides a good outline of the anticipated daily schedule for this program. As with any travel program, some changes may occur.

“Optional Activities” are fully included in the cost of your program, but you can choose to not do these activities.

“Add-On Activities” are not included in the cost of your program and must be paid for separately. Add-on activities are rare, but include things like skydiving, bungee jumping, or weekend side-trips. Not every program has add-on activities.

For more information, email usa@rusticpathways.com

  1. a
    Salt Lake City, Utah

    Here is where your adventure will begin! You will spend the next few days visiting nearby ski resorts all located within the Wasatch Mountain Range.

  2. b

    Drive to Moab where you’ll visit Arches National Park and hike to the famous Delicate Arch.

  3. c
    Canyonlands National Park

    Take a hike in Canyonlands National Park.