Skip Breckenridge and Make Ogden Your Next Ski Destination

We’re in the midst of yet another Winter Olympics, this time in Pyeongchang, and all of that action on the slopes might have you itching to plan a weekend in the mountains. Well, you’re not alone, and we’re here to tell you that the perfect trip is waiting for you in Utah. The state’s wildly popular ski hubs, Salt Lake and Park City, have long been heralded as ideal destinations for powder hounds. But nearby, a less traversed ski town, Ogden, offers the same slope-shredding with more charm and fewer crowds. Here’s everything you need for a long weekend of skiing, sightseeing, eating, and drinking in Ogden Valley.

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Book your trip now.

You should book your flight into Salt Lake City International Airport for anytime between now and the end of March, when snowfall is frequent but prices are still reasonable. From the airport, rent a car or take a cab—it’s only 35 minutes to downtown Ogden, which will put you near the three major resorts in the area, all within 15 or 20 minutes of one another.


Pick the window seat.

Even if you’re a dedicated aisle-goer, you won’t regret the inside spot once you’re gazing at the Rockies below, or as the blue-green hue of the Great Salt Lake comes into focus just beyond Utah’s Wasatch mountains, where you’ll be skiing.

Here’s what to bring.

Aside from the obvious winter essentials, be sure to pick up a hydration pack. This way you can spend less time at the lodge for water breaks, and more time getting runs in before lunch. An all-weather camera wouldn’t hurt, either. Strap one to your helmet before hopping on the lift and you’ll have interactive, POV footage to show off to your friends back home.

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