Some days when you walk to the slope after buying your ticket at Eagle Point Resort, you'll hear the Skyline Double Chair ski lift moving overhead, otherwise, you'll bask in the silence. The Tushar Mountains-area near Beaver is quiet and serene country. Fans of Eagle Point say it feels like having your own private resort. Or, as Eagle Point puts it, "your second home." Furthermore, you actually can rent out the whole resort. This resort is wholly unpretentious and friendly. They still have rope tows and t-bars, which, as veteran skiers point out, can still lead to the good stuff. What you can expect at Eagle Point is knee-deep powder, big snow days and little competition for the 450 inches of average annual snowfall.
At three-and-a-half hours from either Salt Lake City or Las Vegas, Eagle Point is Utah's most secluded resort, making it an exceptional mountain destination when you want to get away from everything, except for The Greatest Snow on Earth®.
Accessible terrain can be found right outside the resort doors, including plenty of fall-line terrain. A conversation with the good folks who seat you safely in the lift chair will provide the latest info on where to go for the best snow or those lesser-known trails down the mountain. You'll encounter your fair share of denim and flannel while exploring 600 skiable acres from five lifts. Ultimately, the resort showcases a few really long, easy runs for beginning skiers and plenty of intriguing steeper terrain off the Lookout quad from Canyonside to keep the experts on their toes.
In short: enjoy yourself on Utah's third-highest mountain range, where the nearly 12,000-foot Mount Holly towers over the pine, fir, spruce, aspen and oak that line the trails of Eagle Point. The view from the top is as unforgettable as the ride down.
As a side note, Eagle Point is installing a new Tushar Peaks surface lift for advanced and expert skiers, which will serve Southern Utah's steepest black diamond runs: Delano Drop, Satisfaction, Donner's Descent and the 31 degree pitch of Vertigo. It's part of Eagle Point's commitment to their "steeper, deeper, cheaper" mantra. They are also expanding their Park Lab terrain park with 12 new features to complement their existing portfolio. Learn more about Eagle Point Resort
Where to Stay Near Eagle Point Resort
The rustic village surrounding Eagle Point consists of a small collection of vacation homes and condominiums and a base-area lodge, bar and restaurant, below the high peaks of the Tushars rising above. The condos rent out for jaw-dropping affordable rates. Additional hotels and lodging are available just off I-15 in Beaver, the gateway town to Eagle Point.
Old-School Eagle Point
Top 4 Ski/Board Benefits
The uncrowded charm of Eagle Point Resort lures old-school fans of classic ski resorts and families out for some group fun. The resort’s more than 1,500 vertical feet pack in 450 feet of annual snowfall on 40 focused runs. Advanced and expert skiers prefer trails accessed from Lookout and Tushar Peaks lifts. Beginner and intermediate snow fans pick among the trails off the Skyline and Monarch chairs.
1. Vertigo | Black Diamond
Seekers of steep runs need look no farther than Vertigo. At a 31-degree pitch, it’s the steepest in southern Utah. Exit the Lookout quad chair, ski down Paiute Crossing to the short green run Black Diamonds Pass, which takes you directly to the Tushar Peaks Surface Lift and lets you off right near Vertigo. A great spot for powder days, this run (just under 900 feet of vertical) has the serious pitch skiers or riders covet to sweep through deep powder without bogging down.
2. 11 Black Diamonds in a Row
Sometimes you just want to stay in one place for a while, hitting all the trails you can before it’s time for lunch. The Lookout and Tushar Peaks lifts give advanced and expert skiers access to 11 black diamond runs in a row. Take ‘em in directional order, or go Russian Roulette-style and hit them at random. Either way, you’ve got a wealth of bad-ass trails right in front of you on the mountain’s north aspect.
3. Longest Run | Blue Square + Green Circle
Skiers and boarders often find that they’re having the time of their life on an awesome trail, only to have it end well before they’re ready to stop. Not here. Carve down the longest run at Eagle Point (9,600 feet long and 1,300 vertical feet), which you can access from the Monarch triple chair. For the tour, start on Big Horn (green), turn onto Glacier Glade (green) and merge onto Tunnel Vision (blue), which has the added fun of going through a tunnel. When you’re done, turn around and do the 1.5 miles again.
4. Family Value
Families don’t need to agonize over what to give up in order to afford a ski trip with Eagle Point Resort’s lodging packages, which allows kids 17 and under to ski or ride for free. Families who stay in on-mountain condos or participating hotel rooms get lift tickets for the kids, making for big savings when the whole gang travels together during ski season.
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150 S W Village Cir
Beaver, UT 84713