As the 2010-11 ski season draws closer by the day, a Utah developer is preparing to introduce – or reintroduce depending on your take – a 14th ski area to the state. Eagle Point, located outside of Beaver, Utah, is slated to open for the upcoming 2010-11 season on the site of the former Elk Meadows Ski Resort.
Following extensive renovations to two lodges, reconditioned lifts, and other significant infrastructure improvements, Eagle Point will begin welcoming skiers and snowboarders on December 15, 2010 – weather permitting.
“We wanted to create a place that would offer more than just great skiing,” said Shane Gadbaw, Eagle Point’s CEO. “Our goal is also to be family friendly, deliver outstanding dining, amenities and service, and appeal to those who might be looking to get away from the crowds.”
Located in the Tushar Mountains, one of Utah’s tallest ranges, Eagle Point will open as an affordable family snow sport destination. Its 36 trails are a mix of beginner, intermediate, and expert terrain, with a halfpipe and significant backcountry opportunities, all taking advantage of a generous annual snowfall of 400 inches.
Eagle Point is an equidistant 3.5 hour drive from Las Vegas and Salt Lake City, and 6-8 hours from Southern California and Phoenix. Offering quick access from Interstate-15, many of the region’s national parks and popular attractions are within a day’s striking distance.
Lodging options include private condominiums at the resort, with additional lodging options located in nearby Beaver.
Eagle Point Fact Sheet
Lift hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Dining: Café 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Bar & Grill 11:00 am to 11:00 pm.
Annual snowfall: 400 inches
Base elevation: 9,100 feet
Vertical drop: 1,400 feet
Lifts: 1 quad chair, 1 triple chair, 2 double chairs, 1 platter
Skiable acres: 400
Number of runs: 36
Beginner: 20 percent
Intermediate: 50 percent
Expert: 30 percent
Adult All Day: $45
Child/Senior All Day: $32
Adult Half Day: $35
Child/Senior Half Day: $25