The Ski Mountain
As one of the oldest family-owned and operated ski resorts in the states, Beaver Mountain, “The Beav” as locals call it, is a Northern Utah gem. Unlike resorts owned by large corporations, Beaver’s tight-knit family management allows it to remain true to its skiing heritage, maintain a welcoming demeanor and keeping commercialism at bay. Although it’s small, and the terrain isn’t as boisterous as other Utah resorts, some argue it can compete with other big-name resorts when it comes to skiing quality. If you’re looking for a quiet resort that is happy to accommodate your family and make you feel at home, you’ve found the place.
The Mountain Experience
Here’s a resort where each skier in your group can feel comfortable skiing at their ability level. Show-offs gain no favoritism as everyone is family here. Beaver Mountain is a throw-back to the early days of skiing with its original cabin built in 1939 and benches made of retired skis. Beaver hasn’t strayed from the good ol’ family values it built itself from. With homestyle cooking in the main lodge and friendly lift attendants, skiers feel more like family than tourists.
Beaver Mountain Ski Terrain
• Beginner: The endearing slopes of the Little Beaver lift are dappled with first-timers and young skiers. This side of the mountain has recently undergone renovations to provide an enhanced skiing experience for the mountain’s many newcomers to the sport. Once you’ve conquered the trails of Little Beaver check out Gentle Ben. Accessed from Harry’s Dream lift, this trail allows skiers to experience a longer but gentle descent with a fantastic view.
Current Snow Conditions
• Intermediate: Beaver has a great variety of groomed yet challenging runs. Beaver’s Face lift hosts the majority of intermediate terrain. Some of the lift’s most popular runs, The Stump and The Ridge, are great to lap throughout the day because of ample sunshine and reliable snow conditions. Take Marge’s Triple lift for more secluded trails like Red Tail, Ted’s Rock or Shady.
• Advanced: Harry’s Dream lift serves some of the mountain’s best advanced terrain. Ego Trip and Nasty, as their names suggest, are two of the most difficult runs at Beaver. Located under the lift, the runs are chalked with moguls and ungroomed snow. On a powder day, charge down Teddy’s Frolic, Beaver’s Powder, and Lue’s. One of the resort’s hidden gems is Sour Grapes – ultimate serenity, a breathtaking view and even better terrain.
Around the Mountain
• Terrain Park:
Beaver Mountain offers two small terrain parks, Gentle Ben and the Rodeo Grounds. New to the park scene? Start with Gentle Ben for beginner rails and jumps. Gentle Ben has a non-intimidating environment where skiers can learn together.
The more challenging park, Rodeo Grounds, includes four large tabletop jumps and a variety of aggressive jibs. The park is currently undergoing renovations to make some features more permanent, include more creative jibs and jumps and increase the flow of the features.
Take advantage of the excellent tree skiing. Glance at the trail map and you’ll see Beaver Mountain is covered with glades that hold powder long after it’s been devoured on the main trails. Many of the best glades are accessed from Marge’s Triple. Because the mountain see’s a lot of sunshine, be sure to bring a dark lens for your goggles and lather on the sunscreen.
Night skiing at Little Beaver provides after-hours fun for kids and families.
There isn’t a true après scene to speak of, but you can always find a drink and pizza or a burger at the base lodge.
Nearest Ski Town
Unfortunately, lodging at Beaver Mountain is extremely limited. The Beaver Mountain yurt is your closest option, located at the base of the resort. The yurt is carpeted, heated and available for rental. You can also check out the Beaver Creek Lodge, a cozy cabin that’s located a mere two miles from the mountain. Single rooms are available but if you have a large group and prefer privacy, the entire lodge is available to rent. More lodging options can be found in nearby Ogden, Garden City or Logan.
Use the “Explore Beaver Mountain’s Best Ski Lodging Deals” box above and right to find your best Lodging choices.
Skiing with Kids
Beaver Mountain hits a home run with kids. It’s a wonderful place to introduce kids to the sport. Parents can feel comfortable dropping their kids off for ski lessons as they’re in good hands. Both private and group lessons are offered for a variety of ability levels.
Lift Tickets and Season Pass Cost
By Crystal Zurcher