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Winter in Midway and Heber City is pretty magical!

Right before Christmas we headed to The Zermatt Resort for a little staycation. We visited the Elfz Academy. This was Zermatt's first year hosting the academy. Each kid received a map with different things to go check off. They had to learn how to wrap presents and make toys, build a snowman, and they got to ride on Utah’s ONLY Christmas themed flight simulator ride to The North Pole. We went to snow school and we even got to take a ride on the Elf Express.

All of Santas helpers were in full costume but our favorite part were their personalities. They really got into character and made the experience really fun!

Then we went to Dairy Keen, because we can't go to Heber Valley without stopping for our favorite burgers and shakes. The eggnog shake is our favorite. Check out our review here.

Then it was back to the Zermatt for swimming in below zero temps outside. Luckily the pool is heated and it's indoor/outdoor. The kids loved being outside so they could play in the snow and then jump back into the hot tub to warm up.

The Zermatt is super fancy and loaded with Swiss charm! It was decorated so beautifully for the holiday. The rooms were great. We got joining rooms, so we had 2 rooms, a kitchen and family room, and 2 bathrooms with a jetted tub!

In the morning we got room service for the first (and probably the last time)! I thought it would be fun for the kids, but it was a bit pricey. Next time we will take advantage of the kitchenette in the room and bring some breakfast to prepare ourselves.

In the morning we explored the many open craters around the resort.

These were not on the resort property so they are free to the public to explore. Be careful, I'm not sure how hot these ones are, the Crater that you swim in across the street is 98 degrees. If you fell in one of these you wouldn't be able to get out without a rope so be cautious.

Be sure to check out our past Zermatt Resort & Midway Crater posts.

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