Beaver Mountain Ski Getaways

ski getaways

Family-owned and family-friendly Beaver Mountain has been serving up fine skiing and Utah powder to locals from Logan, Garden City, and Randolph, all within 50 miles, since 1947. But as northern Utah becomes more popular skiers and riders from afar have begun to discover the mountain. Skiing at the area goes back to 1937 when Logan City ran a municipal tow at what is now Beaver Mountain. Several years of uncertain operation (and a world war) followed until a proposal by Harold Seeholzer, who had been involved from the start, was accepted. The Seeholzer family has owned it ever since.

It's not crowded yet and probably won't be for a few more years. A northeastern exposure, a negligible avalanche danger, and 400 inches of powder a year make it a good bet for fresh turns after a storm, even on weekends. Of course those vitals and the increasing popularity of the Cache Valley and crystal-blue Bear Lake may eventually decrease some of the mountain's elbow room. But for now Beaver Mountain's 464 acres and 1600 feet of vertical maintain a relaxed feel. Five lifts, which include a triple and a surface tow for the little ones, spread guests around and match the downhill capacity. Most lifts serve a nice mixture of greens, blues, and blacks. The green trails from the two summits meander for quite a distance; a more concentrated pod of beginner terrain will be found off the Little Beaver lift. The rest of the terrain is about divided between intermediate and advanced, groomed and bumped, with a few fine glades for good measure. Advanced terrain accounts for 25 percent of total.