Where to Stay:
Ogden offers a wide range of lodging options close to the slopes for any atmosphere and budget. The City of Ogden makes a great basecamp for skiing adventures and offers dozens of options for accommodations, ranging from boutique bed-and-breakfasts to family-friendly hotels.
The Alaskan Inn located on the river in Ogden Canyon is an adults only bed-and-breakfast that features rustic decor, Jacuzzi tubs and a luxurious experience in all of its rooms. It also provides complimentary shuttle service to Ogden Valley resorts. Snowberry Inn, in picturesque Eden, is a comfortable eight-room inn that offers guests a hot gourmet breakfast. Bigelow Hotel & Residences in downtown Ogden is a charming all-suite hotel experience, a great option for families. Compass Rose Lodge in Huntsville, is a 15-room boutique hotel and one of two in the country built around a high-tech telescope where guests can explore Ogden Valley’s International Dark-Sky Park in great detail. Views of the rings of Saturn or Jupiter's Galilean Moons and spectacular deep-sky objects including galaxies, nebulae and globular clusters await those seeking to peer farther into space. Visitors can even take a snapshot of the galaxy home with them.
Although Ogden and Ogden Valley properties are some of the best bargains when it comes to ski travel, even more frugal adventures may consider staying in nearby Layton, where hotels offer even more affordable prices, discount packages and quick access options to Ogden Valley resorts.
Don't Miss Destinations:
The Ogden Valley ski resorts aren’t the only attractions in town. Be sure to check out historic downtown Ogden. The downtown district offers prime dining, entertainment, and nightlife. Visitors who love local culture and the arts will find plenty to keep them enthralled in this bustling mountain town home to over a dozen independent art galleries and museums, including Ogden's Union Station which includes four museums, two galleries, and the town's historic train station.
Take in the symphony or a light opera, watch a film festival, live theatre, or dance performance. The Ogden Symphony Ballet Association brings a variety of events to town, including performances by The Utah Symphony and Ballet West. Historic 25th Street offers a wide variety of shopping options and plenty of places to dine and enjoy Ogden's vibrant nightlife. To sample some craft brews, check out Slackwater Pizzeria, Talisman Brewing Company, Roosters Brewing Company. Foodies will find no shortage of incredible restaurants in Ogden, and should make a note to visit Hearth on 25th and Tona, perennial winner of the best sushi in the State of Utah. (Watch the video: "How Tona Sushi Serves Artistic Diversity With Every Dish")
Pro Tip: To savor local craft spirits, including premium gin, vodka, agave and flavored liqueur, visit the award-winning New World Distillery in Eden.