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Nordic Valley closed following major fire inside ski resort’s barn

By Rob Nielsen - | Jan 15, 2024

Photo supplied, Weber Fire District

Crews battle a blaze at the Nordic Valley Ski Resort early Monday morning, Jan. 15, 2024.

EDEN — Nordic Valley is closed indefinitely following a large fire that gutted one of the Weber County ski resort’s main structures Monday morning.

According to the Weber Fire District’s Facebook page, a fire was noticed early Monday morning on the property.

“In the early morning hours of Monday, January 15, 2024, Weber Fire District, Ogden City Fire, South Ogden City Fire, and Weber County Sheriff’s were dispatched to a structure fire at Nordic Valley Ski Resort in Weber County,” the post said. “A mountain worker noticed flames and smoke emanating from the unoccupied lodge. Upon arrival, crews were met with a working incident. Due to buried hydrants, heavy wind, smoke, and freezing temperatures, battling the fire was challenging and demanding, causing it to burn through a wall and up through the roof.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation with the Weber Fire District being assisted by the Ogden City Fire Department.

In the meantime, the Nordic Valley Ski Resort’s Facebook page reports the damage was extensive to its main building.

“During the early hours of the morning, a fire was detected in our barn. Authorities were alerted right away and went to work at putting it out. Unfortunately, the entire barn was damaged including our ticket office, restaurant and business offices,” the post said. “Due to these unforeseen circumstances we will be closed until we can get equipment to print & validate tickets. We are working as hard as we can to get back up and running to welcome guests back to the mountain and will update you all as information comes in.”

The post adds that anyone who had purchased a lift ticket will be issued credits, but no time frame for credit distribution or for reopening of the resort has been established at this time.


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