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2014-2015 Utah Ski Season Update

November 14th, 2014 by BBIU

Several newsworthy items are up for this coming winter season. Check the individual resort websites for more details, ticket prices, dining options, and events… and always find a nearby Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah members for great lodging alternatives.Utah Ski Resorts Map
North
Powder Mountain – Ogden Valley – check for 42nd Anniversary specials .
Nordic Valley – Ogden Valley – New owners of Wolf Mountain have gone back to the old name, but there is a lot that is new, too.
Snowbasin – Ogden Valley – known as the 2002 Olympic Downhill venue, it is home to The Dining Discovery program of culinary experience.
Beaver Mountain in Logan Canyon locally owned and operated. Popular with locals and students at Utah State University. Check out the new cafe offerings.
Cherry Peak Resort, north of Logan, is a whole NEW resort. There is skiing, tuning and ice skating – with something for the whole family.
Wasatch Back
The Park City side of the range includes Deer Valley Resort which boasts annual top ranking in Ski publications. There is always something “new” at Deer Valley.
Biggest news for Park City Mountain Resort is that it is now “Epic” – a member of the Vail brand of resorts. Look for news on upgrades and enhancements with a Vail touch.
Canyons, another Vail Resort, has numerous upgrades in the works as well
Wasatch Front
In Big Cottonwood Canyon – Brighton Resort remains an affordable alternative for families.
Solitude Mountain Resort was recently purchased by Deer Valley, so season pass holders at either can enjoy four days at the other resort included. New lift and food service coming in 2015.
Little Cottonwood Canyon boasts the likes of Alta, celebrating its 75th Ski Season. Alta alas has agreements with Deer Valley and Snowbird Resorts.
Snowbird Resort with its famed Tram, will roll out a new restaurant/restroom/ski patrol/”hangout” on Hidden Peak in the near future.
Sundance Mountain Resort, accessed from Provo Canyon, continues to please with awesome terrain, awesome food, and jaw-dropping views from the top. A tie-in with Brian Head Resort in southern Utah is appealing.
South/Central Utah
Brian Head celebrates its 50th this season by opening new terrain and a new lift.
Eagle Point Ski Resort in Beaver UT, is another “new kid on the block”. In its first full season as Eagle Point, this resort has been around since the 70’s, and has been known as Mt Holly and Elk Meadows. One of a few “boutique” resorts, the owners plan on providing fine terrain, fine service and a great experience.
Skiutah.com remains your “go-to” site for everything Utah Skiing.
Most of the above resorts also offer terrain parks and race events, and many offer cross country trails and snowshoeing.
Be sure to check with your Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah Innkeepers for additional news, and perhaps they’ll even share info on their own favorite runs or restaurants.

It’s Snowing !!!

November 17th, 2013 by BBIU

UTAH, the Home of the Greatest Snow on Earth ®
Utah has 6 ski regions and 14 resorts from which to choose. So if you prefer the “steep and deep” or world class groomers, you WILL find them in Utah.

Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah
In the North, Logan area is Beaver Mountain, just 30 minutes east on Highway #89 . A stay at The Riter Mansion in Logan or Old Rock Church in Providence will give you great access.

In the Ogden area, find Beaver Mountain, Snowbasin and Wolf Mountain. Huntsville’s Valley House Inn and The Snowberry Inn in Eden are perfect locations for your Ogden area ski vacation.

If you prefer the Salt Lake Metro area, Solitude and Brighton in Big Cottonwood Canyon, and Alta and Snowbird in Little Cottonwood Canyon await. Near Brighton is the Silver Fork Lodge for great old-time comfort and FAB food. Salt Lake Metro B & B’s are also close and offer easy access. Wildflowers B & B, Castle Creek Inn, and the Ellerbeck Mansion are all just a short drive “up the canyon” to skiing. OR try the UTA Ski BUS – and leave the driving to someone else.

In Park City, Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons provide a variety of experiences.
The Old Town Guest House is the only B & B “in town”, but if you prefer a more rural visit, or wish to cross country ski or snowmobile, then the Woodland Farmhouse Inn is a terrific choice. In Midway, the Blue Boar Inn is a luxurious alternative.

Though often thought of more for golf, the southern part of Utah also has some great skiing. Brian Head has recently expanded, and new resort Eagle Point, in Beaver, UT, is nearby. The Amid Summer’s Inn in Cedar City is a perfect place to stay for your southern Utah ski vacation.

Skiutah.com is the go-to site for all things skiing in Utah. Follow them on facebook and twitter for last minutes news and ski reports.

Don’t forget that snow also means cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and snowmobiling. Many Utah State Parks, county recreation areas, and mountain resorts have established trail systems. Ask your Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah member innkeeper for more information. They may even share their own favorite “powder stash”, or hidden trail with you.


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