Posted on: October 1, 2017

What to Experience in Ogden this Winter


The greater Ogden area has been continually marked as one of Utah’s leading destinations for travel and recreation. Forbes and USA Today both declared Ogden as “one of the top ten best places to live.” Locals in the Ogden community and newcomers alike have plenty to explore when it comes to activities this winter season.

Mountain News

is a one of a kind resort that is hanging its hat on skier experience, adventure and preserving the pow. With the addition of 2 new lifts last year, this throwback, mom-and-pop-style resort boasts the most skiable acres in North America with 8,464 acres. Powder Mountain is preserving the pow and the skier experience by being the first resort to cap day passes (1,500 total) and adult season passes (1,000 total). These skier caps make Powder Mountain not only the largest ski area in the United States but also the most spacious. Powder Mountain offers a unique opportunity for skiers and riders of all levels to experience their personal adventure within expansive boundaries.

Skiers heading to Snowbasin Resort this winter will discover some impressive on-mountain upgrades. This fall, the resort is installing a new detachable six-pack chairlift that will replace the current Wildcat Triple Chairlift for the 2017-2018 Winter Season. Built in 1946, the Wildcat Chairlift was the first chairlift at Snowbasin Resort and the center of the ski area for several years. In addition to the chair, Snowbasin Resort is increasing their snowmaking so that guests can utilize the terrain off Wildcat more frequently and earlier in the season.

Nordic Valley is celebrating their 50th anniversary this winter. Built in 1968, Nordic Valley is known for their family friendly atmosphere and small-resort feel. Situated between Snowbasin Resort and Powder Mountain, Nordic Valley offers a variety of skill levels to accommodate each skier and snowboarder. Approximately, 20% of the mountain is appropriate for beginners, 50% for intermediate skiers and 20% for advanced skill levels. Nordic Valley also offers night skiing, with 100% of the mountain under the lights.

Local Favorites
An Ogden tradition since 1962, just at the snow is sticking to the ground and the resorts start to fully open, Ogden wraps up its year with the Holiday Electric Light Parade on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. At the conclusion of the parade, Santa and Mrs. Clause conduct the ceremonial lighting of Ogden’s Christmas Village, where more than 700,000 lights turn on andbedazzle the Municipal Park on Historic 25th Street. Dozens of intricately decorated cottages and lit trees light up the park and the village remains lit until the start of the new year.

New this winter, Farmers Market Ogden will be extending its summer and fall market
by introducing a Winter Market. The Winter Market will take place everySaturday morning 9 am to noon from January 20th-Febrary 24th at Ogden’s Union Station. In addition to fresh winter produce, visitors will also have the opportunity to explore artisan goods and preserves, enjoy live entertainment and family activities. Follow @farmersmarketogden on Facebook and Instagram for details.

Read the full article at Visit Ogden.

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