Beaver Mountain Resort
Beaver Mountain Resort sits in the northeast corner of Utah, a quick 27 miles from Logan. Its 828 acres of prime mountain terrain are blanketed annually with 400 inches of The Greatest Snow on Earth®. Though modest in size compared to other Utah resorts, some runs at Beaver Mountain have a length of over two miles and are just the perfect length for getting into the perfect groove run after run.
Flying into Salt Lake City, Beaver Mountain is a destination resort by Utah's standards: it's a two-hour drive north on I-15 that culminates in a beautiful winter drive up the Logan Canyon Scenic Byway. The northeast exposure makes for some beautiful morning sun as it drenches the neighboring rural valley. It’s a family-friendly winter excursion worth getting up early for.
Celebrating 75 years in 2014, Beaver Mountain is defined by its enduring legacy of family ownership and great skiing and boarding. It is one of the finest small ski areas in the United States. President and GM Marge Seeholzer's commitment to great service and a budget-friendly resort experience makes for some truly dedicated fans. Love for this resort runs deep, especially in Northern Utah. It is the only resort on the planet where the owner hangs out at the ticket office getting to know her clientèle as they get ready to "Ski the Beav."
Harry's Dream Lift rises to 8,860 feet allowing beginners to skirt along Gentle Ben and stop by Gentle Ben's Terrain Park to observe some jibbers in action. More advanced skiers will love the dynamic terrain of the Beaver's Powder run, which drops across the mountain face through the forest and shoots you out into Teddy's Folic. You won't have to dig deep to learn for whom that run is likely named.
Finally, add in two terrain parks, great night skiing and Beaver Mountain Resort becomes a fantastic all-around ski and snowboard destination, just a little off the beaten path. Learn more about Beaver Mountain Resort
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Top Five Trails at Beaver Mountain Resort
A favorite of locals, some say this is Utah’s best-kept secret. Family owned and operated, it’s got excellent runs and a friendly atmosphere, allowing skiers to relax and have fun. Intermediate and advanced skiers head straight to the Harry’s Dream lift, while beginners tend to prefer Marge’s.
1. Stan’s Bonanza | Black Diamond
For an advanced run that’s also accessible to intermediate/advanced skiers, give Stan’s Bonanza a try. At the top of Harry’s Dream lift, you’ll start off on D-Street (a blue run), but before long, you’ll have the option to peel off on Stan’s. A popular groomer with a great pitch, it’s also a tremendous fall-line run from top to bottom. The wide-open trail allows for big turns all the way.
2. Gentle Ben | Green Circle
It’s not often you find a great green trail at a resort that runs from the top to the bottom of the mountain. Gentle Ben is accessed via Harry’s Dream lift, and curves gracefully from the top elevation at Beaver Mountain before merging onto Dead Horse near the bottom culminating in a 2.5 miles of sweet green trail like no other.
3. The Ridge | Blue Square
Optimal for corduroy lovers, The Ridge is the most-skied run at Beaver Mountain. Catch this great groomer from the Beaver’s Face lift (on weekends), and follow the wide-open trail as it sweeps down the mountain. Double the terrain and start up higher on D-Street (off the Harry’s Dream lift) then merge onto The Ridge where it begins. Despite crossing the lift line, this run sports a great fall line.
4. Lue’s | Black Diamond
Looking for a black diamond groomer? You won’t find it on Lue’s, which is rarely groomed, with the top section being the steepest trail at Beaver Mountain. Adjacent to Stan’s Bonanza, Lue’s follows the fall line in similar fashion, but has great moguls for those of you who love bump runs. Get there by way of Harry’s Dream lift, which you can use again and again to do a Lue’s loop if you love it.
5. Rodeo Grounds Terrain Park
OK, so a terrain park isn’t technically a trail, but this one runs from the top of the mountain to the bottom, is about 3,500 feet long and has about 1,000 feet of vertical. Packed into the park are rollers, tabletops, jumps and jibs — enough to keep you busy for a while. Get there by way of Marge’s lift, and enjoy the snow, because on this side of the resort it stays good all day.
Where to Stay Near Beaver Mountain Resort
With Logan as your base camp, you have access to some very attractive lift prices at this welcoming, family-owned resort. There are more than a dozen lodging choices in Cache Valley, ranging from economy hotels to a bed and breakfast. To sleep slopeside, try Beaver Mountain’s Lodge or yurts or to access additional trail systems and rental options there are plenty of condo properties near scenic Bear Lake, which is an attractive winter destination for snow enthusiasts.
Get here: Travel about 90 minutes from Salt Lake City or Pocatello, Idaho, to Logan, and then approximately 40 minutes to the resort.
A vibrant college town only a 5-minute drive from hiking, backpacking, biking, canoeing, fishing, and bird watching.
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Beaver Mountain Resort
, UT 84321