Uncrowded slopes, affordable prices and Utah’s famed powder make Eagle Point Resort an excellent ski destination.
The privately owned resort – opened Friday to Sunday only – offers plenty of terrain for beginners to experts, with a 10,500-foot summit and a vertical drop of 1,500 feet. There’s also a “Lookout” warming cabin, with views of surrounding peaks – some more than 12,000 feet tall.
The 650-acre ski area can be found in southern Utah’s Tushar Mountains, about three hours from Las Vegas. Night skiing is not offered at the resort, though there are two transport snowcats for back-country skiing. There is a ski and snowboard rental shop located in the Skyline Lodge, as well as a snowsports school that offers private and group lessons, as well as specialty clinics.
There is slopeside dining at the Canyonside Lodge Bar & Grill and Eagle Point Resort also has ski-in/ski-out lodging.
Eagle Point Resort generally opens mid-December and closes at the end of March. While this is a weekend-only resort, the lack of crowds is one of the reasons this resort is a Utah favorite. February and March are known as the best months for powder.
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Eagle Point Resort has a number of lodging options with ski-in/ski-out access that are also affordable, especially when reserved through the resort and bundled as part of a ski-and-stay package. Just steps from the Canyonside Lodge, Snowflake 31 is a ski-in/ski-out condo that has a queen bed and a queen sleeper sofa, with a full kitchen, living room, fireplace and washer/dryer facilities. A little further back is Snowbound 2 , a two-bedroom condo that sleeps six people, also with a full kitchen, a fireplace and quick access to the Canyonside Lodge. For larger groups, the resort also manages vacation homes that can sleep up to 12 people, with three bedrooms (including a bunk room) and three baths, with a wood-burning stove and a full kitchen.
Meanwhile, traditional hotel options are available in the nearby town of Beaver.
The closest airport is St. George Regional Airport, about two hours away. McCarran International Airport is about three and a half hours from the resort, and Salt Lake City International Airport is about three hours. All airports have shuttles and car rental services.