Just a short 40 minute drive north of Salt Lake City you can find three ski and snowboard resorts: Snowbasin Resort, Powder Mountain Resort and Wolf Creek Resort. All three are just a short distance from each other and offer something for everyone.
Snowbasin was host to several 2002 Winter Olympic Games events. Most locals refer to Snowbasin as the hidden gem of Utah. Primarily known for its powder skiing, after the Olympics it quickly became known for its two aggressive downhill runs where Bodie Miller captured a silver medal. With 40 runs and 1,800 acres of some of Utah’s best powder skiing, Snowbasin is one of Utah’s best resorts.
Powder Mountain is truly the powder hound’s resort. Offering 1,600 groomed and powder runs all served by chair access, 1,200 acres of powder and tree skiing serviced by snow cat, and 1,200 acres of some of Utah’s best backcountry access, Powder Mountain is a true resort for skiers in search of that deep, fluffy Utah powder.
Wolf Creek Resort is the perfect place to learn to ski, snowboard or just have some fun. Wolf Creek is known for its well groomed wide open runs. With 20% of the mountain being beginner terrain, 50% intermediate and the rest advanced, Wolf Creek has a little something for everyone. Wolf Creek also has some of the best night skiing in Utah with the entire mountain lit up for everyone to enjoy.
If you decide to visit any of these three resorts you can easily set up camp in the town of Eden at the base of the road leading up to Powder Mountain. There are plenty of lodging options from hotels, to condominiums, townhomes or private homes. Eden has something to offer any group looking to stay in the area. You can also stay close by in Ogden if you are looking for some additional dining and night life.
- James Eastham, Destination Expert