With ski season pretty much in full swing, most of you are probably checking out your options as to where you can hit the slopes during the festive season.
If you’re in or around the Ogden area, we’ve got a few recommendations we’d like to throw out there. Perhaps you’ll find one of them to be your next favorite spot for skiing up a storm!
Why Ogden, Utah?
Well, for starters, this link shows you that Ogden recently scored a nomination as one of North America’s best ski towns. Then there’s the fact that it’s not super crowded, and you also have a LOT of space (roughly 10,000 acres of skiing terrain) to go about your business here.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, here’s a roundup of our best Ogden ski spots!
Nordic Valley Resort
Just west of Eden lies Nordic Valley Resort, one of the top three skiing spots in Ogden. The resort itself isn’t particularly massive when compared to its two rivals, but it is the place to head to for night skiing since the resort stays open until 9 pm.
You can check out the cool firework displays here on most nights, and the fact that the lift ticket prices are cheap makes it a good deal. Beginners can get great classes here, but the resort caters to all levels of experience. This means that it’s a great spot for a recreational family holiday.
Nordic Valley has a 25-feature terrain park, with lines that’ll take care of the rookies all the way through to the pros. With its blissful runs and very affordable tariffs, Nordic is a true gem. If you’re keen on learning more about the area and the resort, check out their website here.
Powder Mountain Resort
Powder Mountain is the second most popular ski resort in Ogden and lies just east of Eden. The resort covers over 7,000 acres, which means that it’s massive. It also offers 135 runs as well as three lodges, catering to a wide range of needs and expertise levels. Although the hill has great maps and signage, I always take a solid hiking GPS with me, so I make sure I don’t get lost in the huge terrain. However, make sure you set a pin/flag at the bottom before you go up!
With two bases to kick things off from, Powder also offers on-site accommodation (which is affordable as well). From here you’ll have the opportunity to gaze over Eden and Logan if you take a drive up to Hidden Lake Lodge on a good-weather day. To learn more about the skiing opportunities on offer at Powder Mountain Resort, check out their website here.
Snowbasin is the most popular skiing resort in Ogden, and with good reason! Located on the flipside of Mount Ogden, Snowbasin Resort is where the 2002 Winter Olympic Downhill events went down. Skiers have access to 115 ski runs which covers an expanse of more than 3,000 acres, and we promise you that every challenge here will be more exciting than the next!
Snowbasin has a few great digs to grab some grub from, and they also offer a variety of shops where you can purchase or rent some gear. Take note that there’s no overnight accommodation available at the resort, but there are plenty of hotels around the resort. You’ll probably appreciate the classic feel of Snowbasin; the fact that everything works (at a pretty fast speed) is just a bonus. You can learn more about the resort and its terrain by visiting their website.
We’ve shown you three of the best skiing resorts in and around the Ogden are, all of which have some of the best slopes to offer in this parts of the world. These resorts all have hills that cater to all levels of experience, ranging from the newbies to the seasoned vets. We hope that you have found this guide useful and that you’re now armed with some great information that’ll help you make the most of any ski trip in Northern Utah. If you ensure that you pack the right gear (and a great sense of adventure), there’s no way that you won’t have a blasting time!
About The Author
I’m Eric, and I’m the Editor in Chief of True North Athletics. I’m also an avid adventurer, digital nomad, and traveler. I enjoy all types of outdoor sports, a good golf tan, and spontaneous weekend trips. I currently live in Brazil where I can frequently be found hiking the rain forest around my city!