Beaver Mountain is northern Utah’s premier local ski resort and is located less than 30 miles from Logan. It’s a smaller ski resort than many of Utah’s favorites, like Park City Mountain Resort, but with a situation at the Logan Canyon summit within the Bear River Mountains, it’s a fantastic ski spot with plenty of unique qualities honed over seven decades that the mountain has been open. Though there isn’t much evidence on the history of the mountain’s name, every June there is an influx of beavers that locals affectionately call the beaver invasion though no one really knows why it happens.
Most of the Beaver Mountain Utah slopes face east, which means less snowfall than some other Utah ski resorts that face west, yet conditions (without snow-making gear) are consistent meaning Beaver Mountain still enjoys ample seasonal snow. Many ski resorts with snow-making equipment pump up natural conditions and are able to open earlier than Beaver Mountain Ski Resort, but this isn’t exactly bad news for The Beav, as it’s locally called. Impatient to ski Utah, others get season’s passes at larger resorts while dedicated Beaver Mountain fans wait for the mountain to open a few weeks later and still enjoy excellent conditions without the tiresome crowds gathering at bigger resorts. And a cheaper pass to boot.
Beaver Mountain Resort Utah lifts include Marge’s Triple Lift, which takes skiers up to access six advanced and intermediate ski runs and the biggest of Beaver’s two terrain parks. Another triple lift, called Harry’s Dream, started as a double, but in 2006 it was altered to accommodate the growing number of skiers. Harry’s Dream stops just before the summit, offering some pretty amazing scenery to take in before plunging back down. This lift services a variety of terrain and is the only route available to the base of the other triple lift. A double lift and a double chair lift, Beaver’s Face Lift and Little Beaver Lift respectively, are the remaining two lifts at Beaver Mountain Ski Resort. Face Lift only offers access to both advanced and intermediate slopes.
The season opener at The Beav is in December with a full season running through to the end of March. Beaver Mountain has a vertical drop of 1,600 feet and, with more than 50 runs, offers plenty of space for all. A family-friendly vibe and low price point for lift tickets and rentals more points scored for Beaver Mountain. The history of the resort is interesting too; it is the oldest owned and operated family ski resorts in the country and it’s been family-owned since 1939. Yet another well-appreciated attribute is the network of snowmobile and cross-country ski trails nearby.
The summer months bring with them many more things to do at Beaver Mountain Resort Utah, including premier fishing, horseback riding, hiking, and boating. Yurts and lodges are open for business throughout the year and there is a nearby campground and RV park too. During the entire year, there are many Utah hotels open near Beaver Mountain Resort Utah in Logan and a short drive away in Garden City, Brigham City, and Ogden.
Even if skiing at Beaver Mountain Ski Resort isn’t your forte, there are so many things to see in do within the immediate area that Utah vacations here are well worth the time traveled. Museums, art galleries, shopping, and outdoor recreation reign. There are state parks and national parks, heritage sites, and many festivals and special events that add a special touch to all Utah vacations.