Eagle Point

Eagle Point is newest resort to join the list of many popular Utah ski resorts across the state for the 2010 season opener. Located on the outskirts of Beaver, Utah, Eagle Point Ski Resort has officially replaced Elk Meadows. With a bevy of renovations to ski lodges, ski lifts, and other equipment and buildings, Eagle Point Utah is most definitely new and improved.

Though clearly the focus is to ski Utah slopes, the new resort is also aiming at providing an all-encompassing experience through modern dining choices, top-rate amenities, and all-around world-class service across the board. The appeal is to those looking to edge away from big crowds and enjoy a more personalized ski adventure with many things to do on and off the slopes.

In little more than three hours, skiers reach Eagle Point from Salt Lake City or Las Vegas. Tack on a few more hours and easily make the drive from either Phoenix or California’s southern region. And don’t think skiing is the only activity available. The area is filled with all types of ways to entertain—Utah hiking, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling are top choices in the winter months. Once the warm months hit, climbing, camping, and mountain biking are most popular. Hunting and horseback riding are possible throughout the year.

Hitting the slopes at Eagle Point Ski Resort, skiers have access to 36 ski slopes set deep within the Tushar Mountains, one of the highest Utah mountain ranges. All levels, from beginners to advanced skiers and snowboarders will enjoy a variety of runs, plenty of backcountry powder, and a half-pipe, each laden with up to 400 inches of average, natural snow. And while Eagle Point is the fourteenth ski resort in the state, that only means more competition for the population who clearly can’t get enough of the mountains. Eagle Point Utah also offers the advantage to many of a fun, family-based atmosphere that is both laid back yet attentive to everyone’s needs.

With a vertical drop of 1,400 feet and more than 400 fresh, skiable acres, Eagle Point Ski Resort is comparable to Beaver Mountain in both size and feel. Kids six and under always ski free with an adult, offering another incentive for families with young children to visit. Though the season pass price is hard to pass up, if you’re not local, there are plenty of valuable options available. A five-pack of discount tickets is a popular option available daily. There are other deals and discounts available too. Vacation rentals abound in the area and can come at surprisingly low rates during midweek slots. The facility also features a fine dining restaurant and an upscale bar. The bar, complete with grill, is open late while the restaurant opens for breakfast at 8am and closes up at 5 p.m.

Lifts at Eagle Point Utah operate from 8:30 a.m. through to 4 p.m. Guests will enjoy access to a quad, a triple lift chair, two doubles, and one platter lift heaving up to more almost 40 runs. Intermediate skiers will enjoy the most abundant runs, experts enjoy a 30 percent slice of the pie and beginners have 20 percent of the runs for their skill level. With half-day passes, seniors discounts, and great all-day deals, trying out new Eagle Point Ski Resort couldn’t be any more enticing.

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