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End of ski season arriving at area resorts

By Rob Nielsen - | Apr 6, 2024

Photo supplied, Sam Pluim/Nordic Valley

A skier descends a slope at Nordic Valley on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, the first day of operations for the season at the Eden-area ski resort.

All great things must come to an end — and that includes the ski season.

The three Weber County ski resorts have either announced closing dates for their ski operations or have already shut down their runs as spring takes hold.

Nordic Valley

Nordic Valley is the only one among local resorts that has already closed, holding its last day March 24.

Nordic Valley saw several hurdles this season, including the total loss of its lodge to fire and weather-related issues. But according to General Manager Pascal Begin, the resort persevered.

“Through the support of the community and our resilient teams putting in many hours, the resort was only closed to passholders for 3 days and within 4 days we could allow day passes to access the mountain as well. After two weeks we had the entire base operation operating smoothly. Beyond the fire, we faced many other challenges including a lack of snow, rain, unseasonably warm weather, and Apollo being unoperational,” he said via email, referencing one of the resort’s chairlifts.

He said this perseverance comes down to all those who stepped up in a big way for the resort.

“Overall this season has been challenging, but inspiring with the support from the community, our guests, and our employees,” he said. “Nordic Valley has persevered through this season and is looking forward to many amazing seasons to come.”

Powder Mountain

Powder Mountain is set to wrap up its skiing operations for the season this weekend.

In an email to the Standard-Examiner, Ashton Stronks, Powder Mountain’s director of communications, said the final day for skiing for the 2023-2024 season is Sunday.

“The on-snow experience has been incredible, this winter delivered with some fantastic days” Stronks wrote. “In many ways it was a transitional season as we announced major terrain expansion and operational updates. They set the stage for a future that we’re really excited for.”

Stronks added that summer operations at the resort will see some interruption due to ongoing updates to infrastructure.

“Our summer operations will be heavily impacted by lift infrastructure construction (4 new lifts going in this summer),” she said. “We’ll have information on our website updated daily about the status of trails, (visotors) will want to check that before heading up.”


The Standard-Examiner reached out to Snowbasin officials regarding the end of the season but did not receive a response by press time.

However, the Snowbasin website notes there will be staggered closings of the various ski runs to end the season.

“Strawberry Gondola, Allen Peak Tram and the learning carpets are scheduled to conclude next week with Sunday, April 7th as their final day of operation,” the site said. “This is typical as Snowbasin nears the end of the season and condenses terrain. Our operation teams remain focused on providing an optimal experience.

“The following weekend, Becker and Porcupine are expected to conclude operations with their final day on Sunday, April 14th. The final day for John Paul Express, DeMoisy Express and Wildcat Express is planned for Sunday, April 21st. This leaves Needles Gondola, Littlecat Express, Wildcat Handle Tow and Middle Bowl Express open until our Closing Day of Sunday, April 28th. These dates may change based on mountain conditions. Please follow Snowbasin’s Mountain Report online for the latest information on lift availability.”


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