Ogden Valley is home to three ski resorts that offer a variety of terrain and ticket packages to accommodate all skill levels and budgets.
The resorts are scattered throughout the valley, making use of three different mountains.
Wolf Mountain Resort is situated near the base of Ben Lomond on the west side of the valley. Snowbasin Resort sits in the shadow of Mt. Ogden and is a short drive up Trappers Loop to the south of the valley. Powder Mountain Resort is located to the northeast of the valley.
If you want to let someone else do the driving, the Utah Transit Authority offers bus service to Snowbasin and Powder Mountain.
Wolf, as it is known to locals, is the smallest of the three resorts but offers the best lift ticket prices.
Check out their website (http://wolfmountainutah.com/) for a variety of specials depending on your age, education status or profession.
The resort offers a 20-acre terrain park that is accessible from all three lifts. The park features more than 25 rails and box features for the shredder in the family to play on while you take laps on the groomed runs. Meet back at the bottom for a burger at the lodge at family-friendly prices.
Adult day ticket price: $31
Must do: Night skiing under the lights.
Basin, as locals call it, offers 3,000 acres of skiable terrain spread across three distinct areas.
The John Paul lift serves mostly black diamond terrain, including hiking access to No Name peak. The Needles Express gondola provides quick access to green, blue and black diamond runs in the middle of the resort.
Skiers can access the Strawberry Gondola by traversing south from the Needles Express gondola. Each area offers hidden pockets of powder, tree runs and well-groomed trails.
Adult day ticket price: $82
Must do: Hike the ridge above the resort and drop in as everyone else watches from below. Be sure to check the avalanche conditions before venturing out of the ski resort boundaries.
Pow Mow, as locals call it, boasts the most skiable acres of any resort in Utah if you include the cat skiing.
Powder Mountain is different from most resorts because you park at the top and start your day by skiing down to the lift line. The resort offers some great powder stashes, even days after a storm. This is especially true if you are willing to hike a little. The easiest way to explore the mountain is to link up a variety of runs that take you to a different lift each time.
Adult day ticket price: $65
Must do: Hike from the Sunrise tow bar for powder runs through the aspen trees.
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