Ogden Valley Ski Deals


NORTHERN UTAH SKI AREAS – 8,000 UNCROWDED ACRES, ABUNDANT SNOW

Three resorts collectively offer diversity and value

(Ogden Valley, UT)  Alpine sports enthusiasts who are searching for unique resort towns that are rural in nature, incredibly beautiful, with genuinely friendly locals need look no further than the area known as the “Ogden Valley” in Northern Utah.  Within minutes of your accommodations you’ll find an assemblage of three distinctly different ski areas offering a combined 8,000 acres of famous Utah powder and not a traffic light in sight.  The Salt Lake International Airport is a short distance from the Ogden Valley (45 minutes from Huntsville and 50 minutes from Eden) and encompasses the brand new scenic Legacy Highway. 

 

The Ogden Valley is a collection of three mountain hamlets called Eden, Huntsville and Liberty which are surrounded by three ski areas – Powder Mountain, Snowbasin and Wolf  Creek Utah Ski Resort (formerly Wolf Mountain.)  The readers surveyed for SKI Magazine’s annual Top Resort survery gave great scores -– Powder Mountain ranked #1 for Value and #3 for Snow, while Snowbasin was ranked #1 for Lifts, #2 for On-Mountain Food and #3 for Service. 


This high mountain valley offers a broad selection of newer condominiums, private homes, hotel, and Bed and Breakfast options at prices that will astound you!  Everything needed for a memorable vacation is available:  groceries, restaurants, gift shops, catering services, spa and salon services, art galleries, fitness centers, equipment rental, banking and liquor store.

 

When planning a trip with value in mind, remember that there are certain times of the winter season where you’ll find the most favorable pricing. Early and late season you’ll often find great lodging packages and mid-week is almost always a better value.  Adult daily lift prices are a bargain ranging from $32 to $62 depending on the resort. The best deals are generally lodging packages that include passes or multi-day lift tickets.  Families will appreciate that children 6 and under ski free at Powder Mountain and Snowbasin while Wolf Creek Utah Ski Resort offers a free pass for those 5 and under.  Seniors receive a free ski pass at Wolf Creek Utah Ski Resort starting at age 70, Snowbasin at age 75 and Powder Mountain at age 80.  Complimentary shuttle service is available to the slopes from most lodging properties in the Valley. 

 

Sign up for the OVBA email newsletter and receive the latest lodging, recreation and dining specials twice a month.  You can register at www.ovba.org.  And, if there’s an organizer amongst your friends, group pricing kicks in with 20-25 participants depending on the resort. All three resorts are offering locals Learn to Ski/Board specials in January so it's a great time to get the more timid family members to try, or get back into, winter sports.

 

 If your travel party includes those who don’t want to slide down the slopes on skis or a board, there are plenty of options.  Both Snowbasin and North Fork Park offer plenty of groomed trails free of charge for cross country skiers and showshoers.  The slower pace of guided snowshoe tours and sleigh rides allow guests time to enjoy the beauty of the winter wonderland.  Nearby Monte Cristo is the most popular snowmobile trailhead in Utah with rentals available locally.   Snowbasin has converted the finish line area of the Olympic downhill into a six lane lift assisted tubing hill for the young at heart.    


Powder Mountain’s Snowcat Tour offers fresh powder lines off Lightning
Ridge

 

Powder Mountain consistently ranks high on value in the annual SKI Magazine survey.  The resort offers up 5,500 acres of varied skiing and riding, from in-bounds groomers and tree skiing to snowcat accessed and hike-to terrain, with densely treed glades and bowls. In addition to the traditional lift served area, Powder Mountain has two snowcat operations and Powder Country.  Powder Country is a unique feature where skiers pick their line down to the mountain access road and a big bus provides a shuttle back up to the lifts. Both day and night skiing are offered, with two terrain parks for catching air.  Slope side lodging is available; daily lift prices are $30 for kids, $53 for adults. www.powdermountain.com (801) 745-3772.


Middle Bowl at Snowbasin Resort

 

Snowbasin Resort has the right mix; big mountain skiing, intermediate cruising terrain, and a brand new high speed quad, Little Cat Express, for the beginner skier.  The journey to skiing/riding excellence starts at Snowbasin for all levels of snowsports enthusiasts. The Resort's award winning food, the extraordinary day lodges with their European influence and comfort, is a cut above. Two high speed gondolas ensure not much down time and with one of the largest snowmaking systems in North America.  Snowbasin Resort provides, typically, a Thanksgiving Day opening.  Two terrain parks, manicured slopes, a lift assisted tubing hill, over 26 K of groomed Nordic trails, Superpipe, guided backcountry skiing, daycare, full retail and rental complete the offerings.  Lift passes are $39 for youth and $62 for adults. www.snowbasin.com  or 888-437-5488


Family-Friendly Wolf Creek Utah Mountain

 

Wolf Creek Utah Ski Resort (formerly Wolf Mountain) is a gem of a family area, with 100 acres of surprisingly diverse terrain, and possibly the best beginners’ area in the state.  Three lifts service the mountain plus a Magic Carpet for newcomers and a full staff of PSIA certified instructors to get folks started.  Value is the name of the game here, and The Wolf, as its known locally, offers Utah’s largest night skiing operation.  Kids passes are $20, adults are $32. www.wolfmountaineden.com or (801) 745-3511.  

 

  A sampling of lodging packages* as of press time include:

 

  • The Columbine Inn at Powder Mountain offers ski-in, ski-out hotel rooms starting below $70 and condominiums from $150 (sleeps 6) www.columbineinnutah.com.

 

  • Lakeside Resort Properties features a Weekend Ski Vacation starting at $110 pp/pn - 3 nights lodging in luxury 2 bedroom condo and 12 lift tickets! Details at www.lakesideresortproperties.com.

 

 

  • Snowberry Inn Bed & Breakfast offers private room and bath, full hot gourmet breakfast daily, ski lift tickets & delectable dinners. www.snowberryinn.com

 


  • Wolf Creek Utah Lodging is offering Utah residents the the Family Fun Pack starting at $88 pp/pn including premier lodging accommodations, two lift tickets to Wolf Creek Utah Ski Resort,  a horse-drawn sleigh ride, $50 Club dining gift certificate and $50 gas card. www.wolfcreekutah.com/lodging/specials.php  or (800) 301- 0817.

 

*Restrictions apply to all lodging packages; please visit listed websites for specifics.

Find more detailed information on lodging, recreation and dining options in Ogden Valley and Ogden Canyon at www.ovba.org.  Check out the collection of skiing and snowboarding videos, including resort special events, at “OV TV” on OgdenValleyMagazine.com.

 

The Ogden Valley Business Association (OVBA) is dedicated to serving the Ogden Valley Community and businesses. Its purpose is to enhance the quality of life for citizens of Ogden Valley and Ogden Canyon through the promotion and development of community and economic resources including arts, culture, education, human services, tourism and community service.