Beaver Mountain is the lone ski area in the notoriously-cold Cache Valley. The heart of Cache Valley is Logan–home of the campus of Utah State University. Still family owned and operated, Beaver Mountain exudes small mountain feel where every employee chips in where needed and every skier and snowboarder leaves feeling good about supporting a true local business. One that hasn’t been overrun by the real estate-driven, high-speed quad buildin’ conglomerates that run most ski resorts. Beaver Mountain is still a smalltown resort with a refreshing smalltown feel.
As is true with most Utah resorts, Beaver Mountain has an interesting history. It’s still a small resort with only 4 lifts (plus one rope tow) and 1600 ft. of vertical spread out over 664 skiable acres. But, it’s the kind of resort we all grew up skiing at, which is refreshing. Even though Beaver Mountain is outside the lake-effect zone that pounds Little Cottonwood, it still boasts over 400 inches of annual snowfall. And, with the colder air (nearby Peter’s Sink is consistently one of the coldest spots in the state), the mountain keeps the snow light and fluffy for a long time.
An Insider’s Tip
There’s not a whole lot of secrets to be had at Beaver Mountain. I’ve heard great things about it from many of the local college kids. It’s close to Logan and provides great tree stashes with great snow quality long after a storm. Head on up and check it out. It’s a great way to get back to the roots where skiing used to be. And, at only $38 for a lift ticket, you can afford to slam a tasty burger and fries for lunch.
New for This Season
Beaver Mountain does things the old-fashioned way… they actually pay for their improvements themselves instead of schlepping real estate. So, improvements are small but meaningful. This year has a handful to highlight.
- Performed extensive cleanup on some runs
- Added $100k in improvements to the parking areas
- Marge’s Triple Lift loading area has been re-worked for better loading efficiency
- New food service is now managed by Culinary Concepts (Head Chef, John Simpson was named Utah’s Chef)
More Information on Beaver Mountain
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Links: Web Site | Trail Map | Lift Tickets
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Gotta love the Beav. The real secret is the preseason, unlike Alta and Brighton, very few people hike the Beav before they open! Last year, I got the first two tracks on under the Beaver Face double in just over 2-feet of untracked. Another tip, go weekdays during the ski season, because so many student call Logan their home, the weekends (when everyone is out of school) is pretty dang crowded.
Thanks for the extra tip, Gregg. Looks like all the good little students at Utah State don’t ditch classes. 🙂
I’m looking forward to a trip to the Beav this winter. Never been either but want to see what a true local’s hill is like.