high season: April to September
low season: November to February
shoulder season: March, October
Weather InformationUtah's northern region experiences four full seasons that include winters with heavy snowfall and cold temperatures and summers with hot, dry weather. Spring brings sporadic showers, melting snow, and cool temperatures. The fall is mild, with occasional rainstorms and colorful foliage. The southern region experiences summers with temperatures that can exceed 100 degrees and mild winters with sporadic thunderstorms.
Crowd InformationThe Sundance Film Festival attracts many visitors to Park City in January. Many other festivals also draw crowds, including the Utah Shakespearean Festival in Cedar City that runs from late June through early September, the year-round Festival of the American West in Wellsville, and Western Legends Roundup in Kanab at the end of August. Holiday weekends can also be a busy time. Weekdays can be a good time to visit for fewer crowds because most locals are back at work.
Closure InformationMany hotels, restaurants, and attractions remain open throughout the year; however certain theme parks, including Lagoon, an amusement park in northern Utah, shut down in the winter. Some golf courses in the north will also close during this time due to snow, but many courses in southern Utah remain open year-round. The ski season runs from Thanksgiving to April, but many resorts stay open throughout the year with festivals and outdoor activities. Many outdoor recreational activities are seasonal and will either close or reduce their business hours during the off-season.
When to SavePrices in Utah remain competitive year-round, but are often the lowest in spring or late fall. Weekdays are usually less expensive than weekends.
When to BookThe best time to book depends on the activity or event. For example, book well in advance for visits during the Sundance Film Festival in January, as hotels tend to fill up quickly.
Information provided by the Utah Office of Tourism