OGDEN -- Goode Ski Technologies will spend about $100,000 to ready its namesake lake on 21st Street for a ski competition in September, a city official said Tuesday night.
Ogden Public Services Director Jay Lowder discussed planned improvements to Goode Ski Lake during a city council work session.
He said that Goode will seek permission from the city to excavate the 40-acre lake to increase the size to about 120 feet wide and 120 feet long. The size increase is needed to host a first-ever ski competition at the lake in September.
Goode already has made about $30,000 in improvements since entering into an agreement with the city in 2008 to operate the lake, said Lowder. Improvements include painting a couple of buildings, installing security cameras, as well as keeping the lake clean.
Goode also plans to spend another $79,000 in the future to install barbecues and make the lake handicapped-accessible, said Lowder.
Goode Ski Lake, once a federal superfund site, was closed in 2000 by the state because of contamination in the southeast corner from gas once used to illuminate cars at the nearby Union Pacific Rail yard. A $1.6 million project funded by Union Pacific to remediate the problem was completed in 2007.
Lowder said Goode has been a good steward of the lake and has complied with the terms of its agreement with the city.
The city is awaiting the completion of paperwork to receive a deed for the lake from the Utah Department of Transportation, said Lowder.