When looking for a place to take an outdoors-themed vacation, one usually wants mountain activities for the winter (skiing and snowboarding) or summer (hiking and mountain biking), a large body of water for boating, jet-skiing or water-skiing, and valley based adventures such as golf, hot-air ballooning, geo-caching, river rafting and fly fishing. Of course, all of the above should come in a setting with picturesque views and a top-notch resort. Whether traveling in winter or summer, the Ogden Valley, which comprises the towns of Huntsville, Eden and Liberty, is a place that can offer travelers any type of outdoor recreation they might be interested in while staying in style.
In the Mountains
The Ogden Valley is convenient to three major ski resorts. Snowbasin hosted the Alpine skiing events during the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. Skiers can still test their skills on the hills by trying the NASTAR racing system available at Snowbasin. Powder Mountain offers seven different lifts which can take skiers as high as 8,900 feet. Those who want to experience acres of pristine powder can book a tour that takes them into out-of-the-way areas via helicopters and snow-cats. Wolf Mountain has a variety of programs for young and beginning skiers, and is lit up until 9 p.m. every night. Those who choose the night-ski option will find the pass rates to be very reasonable.
After the snow melts, the mountains continue to be a prime activity spot. Hikers can try to climb either Ben Lomond Peak or Mt. Ogden Peak – both above 9,500 feet. The valley contains a series of mountain biking trails, as do the ski resorts.
Pine View Reservoir and Other Adventures
All of the snow from the mountains melts into the Ogden Valley, and the five-square miles of Pine View Reservoir. All of the usual water activities, from boating, to jet-skiing, to water-skiing are available on this beautiful body of water, and can be arranged through, which is part of the local resort and contracts with local experts in a variety of areas.
Wolf Creek Adventures can also arrange for vacationers to experience kayaking, river rafting, horseback riding, geo-caching, hot-air balloon rides and fly-fishing. There is also a golf course available at Wolf Creek Resort.
Accommodations and Entertainment
Vacationers can find just about any type of set-up they are looking for in terms of either cost or number of people in the party. Couples can get hotel rooms or small condos. Groups of friends or families can have their choice of large condos with various lock-out options as well as luxury homes right on the fairways of the golf course. Since Wolf Creek is not yet as well known as other more famous Utah resort destinations, the rates are still very reasonable.
While in the Ogden Valley, check out the Shooting Star Tavern in Huntsville, which has been serving up cold ones in Utah since 1879. Another interesting spot to visit is the Huntsville Monastery. This Trappist Monastery, founded in 1947, has a gift shop that sells 14 different flavors of creamed honey made by the monks. For meals, check out Harley and Buck’s Grill in Eden or enjoy the views of the valley at the Rusty Cactus.
Ogden Valley, a mountain valley near the city of Ogden, Utah, is hub to the world famous ski resorts of Snowbasin, Powder Mountain, and Wolf Mountain. It is also home to the Pineview lake and Monte Cristo mountains. While the Pineview lake is a famous spot for boating, fishing and adventure sports, Monte Cristo offers world class options for snowmobiling. The beauty of the place has resulted in an ever-increasing number of people seeking investment in Snowbasin and Powder Mountain Utah real estate.
The Wasatch mountains serve as the dividing interface between the city of Ogden and Ogden valley, Ogden city offers a good number of shopping and dining options, the valley offers unmatched options for recreation. From Eden or Huntsville in the Ogden Valley, it takes less than an hour to reach the Salt Lake City international airport. As an investor, when you look for Snowbasin and Powder Mountain Utah real estate information, you may also be interested in the three townships of the Ogden valley, namely Huntsville, Liberty, and Eden. While Eden hosts the Ogden valley balloon festival in august every year, Snowbasin is host to a good number of summer concerts, and other activities like skiing, biking, and hiking. The Ogden valley is also home to the ski resort of Wolf Creek, which is an affordable option for people who would like to learn ski or board.
Whether it's winter or summer, mountains or water, a large group or a couple having a getaway, Ogden Valley offers a range of activities and accommodations to fit any type of traveler.