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Friday, December 17, 2010

Eagle Point Ski Resort Gets Positive Reviews

Eagle Point is open for skiing, and is getting positive reviews. Located in the mountains east of Beaver, in southern Utah, Eagle Point is Utah's 14th ski resort. (Here's info about all Utah resorts." Eagle Point offers a unique experience, laid back and family friendly, with good snow and plenty of backcuntry.

Avid skiers Jill Adler wrote this article about the resort for Salt Lake Magazine. The article includes photos of the resort. Below are excerpts.

I couldn’t miss the (re)opening of Eagle Point – formerly known as Elk Meadows in Beaver, Utah. It’s been 8 years since the ski area has seen any action and so, without pretense or pomp, the newly recertified lifts cranked around the bullwheel and signaled the beginning of something that could quite possibly be one of the best reasons I’ve seen to get out of town in the winter.

Speaking of bars, there’s a full bar there. In fact, there’s a sit-down gourmet restaurant run by a celebrity chef that will leave Beaver residents scratching their heads.

Yes, fine dining in Beaver! And a classy bar.

At Eagle Point you can get a midweek, one-bedroom condo and two lift tickets for $125. Kids under six ski free so a whole (young) family can take a two-day ski jaunt for $250. Not per person. The whole fam- $250.

Ticket window prices are $45/day and as soon as there’s more snow, everyone can go tubing on four lanes for $15. The restaurant prices are fair too- $10 for a third-pound burger.

We boarded the beginner Skyline Chair after making first tracks on the flat terrain. Some people turned. I made 11s. I wondered if it might be too flat for even beginners but groomed it’s probably ideal for them.

We rode another chair then boarded a Polaris ATV with tracks instead of tires. It pulled 11 riders up a ridge and deposited us on top of expert trails with Native American names.

People in Utah don’t normally understand the concept of ski roadtrips. That’s for Californians and Vermonters. The most we ever drive is an hour.

But it’s worth taking the 202-mile drive south. You’ll feel like you’re going on a real ski vacation; without the pricetag, the questionable snow and TSA patdowns.

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