UTAH TRAINING SEMINARS

Join World Wide Trekking on a customized Utah Training Getaway that is catered precisely to your own objectives. Whether you come with us in a group or as an individual, we will ensure you receive the training and guidance that you need to fulfill your adventure objectives. Set up as a tailored-trip, we will go over your goals in detail in a pre-trip conference call with your guide. When you arrive in Utah, we begin our instruction with a welcome dinner and a preliminary gear check. Here we will determine what additional gear you may need. Over the next few days, from outdoor practical application to indoor training seminars, and gear fitting and selection, you will receive all of the practice and information that you need to continue on your adventure path. These trips can be done year-round, although March – November is the prime season.

SUMMARY

TRIP TYPE: Trek

ACTIVITY LEVEL:  Moderate/Strenuous
(customized for each group’s objectives)

TRIP LENGTH: 4 days/3 nights

SPACES AVAILABLE: 1 – 20

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy the beautiful mountains of Northern Utah in the Wasatch-Cache Wilderness Area
  • Receive personalized training, planning, and gear selection
  • Leave prepared and confident for your upcoming adventure!

VIDEOS

SAMPLE ITINERARY

These trips are personalized to address your goals and questions.

Day 1: Arrive in Utah

  • Arrive to Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) prior to Noon
  • Transfer to hotel
  • Welcome Reception and Dinner
  • Preliminary gear check and orientation
  • Discussion on layering systems for various climates and conditions
  • How to properly pack your day pack
  • Overview of the next day’s hikes and how to prepare
  • Overnight: Hyatt Place or comparable
  • Meals included: D

Day 2: Snowbird Ski Resort

  • Early morning breakfast
  • Acclimatization hike at Snowbird Ski Resort (4-5 hrs)
  • Enjoy prepared sack lunch on the mountain
  • Discuss training techniques on hike: pacing, hydration, nutrition, terrain, etc.
  • Return to World Wide Trekking office for a brief lecture on high altitude hiking and acclimatization
  • Footwear: hiking shoes, boots, socks, blister care
  • Discussion on guest-specific adventure objectives (ie: Kilimanjaro, Everest Base Camp, Patagonia, etc.)
  • Afternoon seminars to discuss topics such as gear, fitness preparation, nutrition, camping, and travel
  • Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Discuss the following day’s plan objectives
  • Overnight: Hyatt Place or comparable *
  • Meals Included: B/L/D

*Available option to camp at Snowbird’s Hidden Peak at 11,000′ for practice

Day 3: Wasatch-Cache National Wilderness Area

  • Enjoy early breakfast and depart for morning hike
  • Begin morning hike -Option for longer hike than the previous day (Pfeifferhorn, Superior, etc.)
  • Practice skills discussed on the previous hike (pacing, hydration, nutrition, rest step, etc.)
  • Enjoy packed lunch on the trail
  • Return to World Wide Trekking office for afternoon seminars
    • Preparation: Camping, high-altitude traveling, hiking techniques, medications, personal wellness, first aid, etc.
  • Discuss forecast, plan for last days hike
  • Overnight: Hyatt Place or comparable
  • Meals Included: B/L/D

Day 4: Morning Hike & Departures

  • Enjoy early breakfast
  • Early morning hike (Guide Choice)
  • Return to the office for the final segment in lecture series on final trip planning and preparation
  • Discussion on “next steps” in regards to fitness training plan and well-being
  • Transfer to Salt Lake City International Airport for departures (after 5pm)
  • Meals Included: B/L

Add-on Adventures:

  • At trails end (or beginning), there is always an option to extend your visit with more activities or training. Ask our trip specialists about adding activities in Salt Lake City, Park City, or Southern Utah!

HUMAN OUTREACH PROJECT IN THE USA

One of World Wide Trekking’s founding principles is giving back to the places we operate. Through our sister non-profit, Human Outreach Project, we are making a difference in lives around the globe and close to home in Utah. With our office and home base in Utah, we are working on a number of local projects that guests can get involved with.

HOP is proud to support 30 local veterans and their families with deliveries of food and gift cards during the holiday season through our Veterans Outreach Program. Our newest local program, HOP Outdoors, runs summer hiking trips in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains to give underserved local children the chance to get outdoors and build a healthy connection with nature.

TRAVEL NOTES

Best Time of Year to Visit:

We run these trips year-round, although the best time to train in Utah is March – November.

Arrivals & Departures:

Arrive and depart from Salt Lake City, UT at the International Airport (SLC)

Recommended Flights:

Our travel expert, Danny Genung at Harr Travel is more than happy to review the many flight options. You can reach him at danny@harrtravel.com or 909.266.0117.

The benefit of using a travel agent is that in the event of itinerary changes, the travel agent will find the best flight connections and arrangements for you. Though third-party travel websites are convenient, we do not recommend using them due to instability in the itineraries. We also recommend that you protect your flight with travel insurance and a refundable ticket.

Travel Insurance:

We recommend purchasing travel insurance, which will protect you in the event of an unanticipated cancellation of your trip, and depending on the plan you choose, can refund all the costs already paid (including flights, trip costs, and your payment to us). Please note: you must purchase this plan within 14 days of your deposit payment. There are three plans that we recommend choosing from: Cavalry, Rip Cord or Harbor. Please send us a copy of your plan if you choose to purchase one.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah’s high-elevation capital, is bordered by the buoyant waters of the Great Salt Lake and the snow-capped peaks of the Wasatch Range. Downtown’s 10-acre Temple Square, headquarters of the Mormon Church, is home to the majestic, 19th-century Salt Lake Temple and the neo-Gothic Assembly Hall. The acclaimed Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs in the square’s domed Tabernacle.

Snowbird Ski Resort

Opened in December 1971, Snowbird Ski resort is a year-round destination for adventure seekers. During the winter Snowbird is known for world-class skiing conditions. The fall, summer, and spring provide excellent trails for hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, and beautiful fields of wildflowers. Snowbird currently has 10 chairlifts (6 high-speed quads, 4 doubles), a surface lift, an aerial tram, and a 600-foot (180 m) tunnel enclosing a one-way conveyor lift connecting Peruvian Gulch to Mineral Basin allowing easier access for beginners and intermediates to new terrain.

Wasatch-Cache National Wilderness Area

Wasatch-Cache National Forest is a United States National Forest located primarily in northern Utah, with smaller parts extending into southeastern Idaho and southwestern Wyoming. The name is derived from the Ute word Wasatch for a low place in high mountains, and the French word Cache meaning to hide. The term cache originally referred to fur trappers, the first Europeans to visit the land. The Wasatch-Cache National Forest boundaries include 1,607,177 acres (6,504.01 km2) of land.

Time zone:

Mountain Time Zone –  UTC-07:00

Capitol City:

Salt Lake City

Geography:

Utah, where the Rocky Mountains, Great Basin, and Colorado Plateau converge, boasts extremely diverse and stunning geography. Although most of this western state experiences a semi-arid or desert climate, the many mountain ranges offer a large variety of additional climates. From high alpine forest filled to vast deserts filled with humbling sandstone towers, walls, and arches, Utah’s landscapes are numerous and awe-inspiring. Utah is home to 5 National Parks, 4 national monuments, and 4 state parks. The capitol of Utah, Salt Lake City, gets its namesake from the Great Salt Lake which is the largest salt water lake in the Western Hemisphere with a salinity far saltier than seawater.

Culture & Religion

Salt Lake City, Utah is the world headquarters for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, making Utah the only state in the U.S. that has a majority population belonging to a single church. The industries that make up Utah’s diverse economy include mining, oil and gas development, tourism, agriculture and cattle ranging, salt production, and a quickly growing tech industry. Additionally, there are 6 Native American tribes in Utah today, the Goshute, Navajo, Paiute, Ute, Shoshone, and Uintah and Ouray Tribes.