Where to Stay Near Beaver Mountain Resort
- Salt Lake City (2 hours) — The drive from Utah's capitol city culminates near the resort in a beautiful winter drive up the Logan Canyon Scenic Byway.
- Garden City (20 minutes) — on the shores of beautiful Bear Lake with plenty of rental and condo options
- Logan (40 minutes) — A high mountain valley known for outdoor adventures, strong heritage and performing arts
- Beaver Mountain’s Yurt — a great slopeside option
Northern Utah showcases an abundance of highly regarded snowmobiling lands, lots of cross-country skiing action and some terrific ice fishing to round out your winter stay in this tranquil, more rural region of the state.
About the Resort
Having been around for more than 75 years, Beaver Mountain is defined by its enduring legacy of family ownership and great skiing and boarding. It is one of the finest small ski areas in the United States. It is the only resort on the planet where the owner hangs out at the ticket office getting to know her clientèle as they get ready to "Ski the Beav."
Harry's Dream Lift rises to 8,860 feet allowing beginners to skirt along Gentle Ben and stop by Gentle Ben's Terrain Park to observe some jibbers in action. More advanced skiers will love the dynamic terrain of the Beaver's Powder run, which drops across the mountain face through the forest and shoots you out into Teddy's Folic.
1. Stan’s Bonanza | Black Diamond
For an advanced run that’s also accessible to intermediate/advanced skiers, give Stan’s Bonanza a try. At the top of Harry’s Dream lift, you’ll start off on D-Street (a blue run), but before long, you’ll have the option to peel off on Stan’s. A popular groomer with a great pitch, it’s also a tremendous fall-line run from top to bottom. The wide-open trail allows for big turns all the way.
2. Gentle Ben | Green Circle
It’s not often you find a great green trail at a resort that runs from the top to the bottom of the mountain. Gentle Ben is accessed via Harry’s Dream lift, and curves gracefully from the top elevation at Beaver Mountain before merging onto Dead Horse near the bottom culminating in a 2.5 miles of sweet green trail like no other.
3. The Ridge | Blue Square
Optimal for corduroy lovers, The Ridge is the most-skied run at Beaver Mountain. Catch this great groomer from the Beaver’s Face lift (on weekends), and follow the wide-open trail as it sweeps down the mountain. Double the terrain and start up higher on D-Street (off the Harry’s Dream lift) then merge onto The Ridge where it begins. Despite crossing the lift line, this run sports a great fall line.
4. Lue’s | Black Diamond
Looking for a black diamond groomer? You won’t find it on Lue’s, which is rarely groomed, with the top section being the steepest trail at Beaver Mountain. Adjacent to Stan’s Bonanza, Lue’s follows the fall line in similar fashion, but has great moguls for those of you who love bump runs. Get there by way of Harry’s Dream lift, which you can use again and again to do a Lue’s loop if you love it.
5. Rodeo Grounds Terrain Park
OK, so a terrain park isn’t technically a trail, but this one runs from the top of the mountain to the bottom, is about 3,500 feet long and has about 1,000 feet of vertical. Packed into the park are rollers, tabletops, jumps and jibs — enough to keep you busy for a while. Get there by way of Marge’s lift, and enjoy the snow, because on this side of the resort it stays good all day.