Frequently Asked Questions About Ogden, Utah

Q. What is Ogden’s Elevation?

A. Ogden is located 4,280 feet above sea level.

Q. What is the population?

A. Approximately 238,519 in Weber County and Over 83,793 in Ogden City limits.

Q. Where is the closest airport?

A. Ogden-Hinckley Airport, Utah’s busiest municipal airport is located in the southwest portion of Ogden City and offers direct flights from Phoenix, Arizona.

Salt Lake International Airport is about 35 miles South of Ogden on Interstate 15. The airport is a hub for Delta Airlines, offering non-stop service to 90 major cities within more than 500 daily flights.

Q. How far is Ogden from…?

A.  Ogden is located along the northern end of the Wasatch Mountain range, and is accessible by plane, car, or train. We’ve broken down the distances to some of the more popular locations below:

  •   Salt Lake City: 35 miles
  •   Snowbasin: 17 miles
  •   Nordic Valley: 13 miles
  •   Powder Mountain: 19 miles
  •   The Great Salt Lake/ Antelope Island: 20 miles

Q. Will I need a car for my vacation in Ogden?

A. Nope! From the Salt Lake City airport you can catch TRAX to the SLC Intermodal Hub, then the Front Runner train will bring you and your gear straight to downtown Ogden. From there you can take a bus or shuttle to your destination of choice. Utah Transit Authority (UTA) offers ski bus service from downtown hotels and the upper valley condos to all three local resorts. For details on schedules and routes, visit www.visitogden.com or ask at the front desk of your hotel.

Q. What are the opening and closing dates of Ogden’s major ski resorts?

A. Because of their pristine snowmaking capabilities, Snowbasin Resort opens Thanksgiving Day and closes mid April. Powder Mountain and Nordic Valley have opening dates between Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day and close mid April (conditions permitting). 

Q. When is the best time to come out and ski/snowboard?

A. The best time to come out and revel in the snow is between February and March. During this time you can likely enjoy a snow-filled powder day followed by a bluebird powder day in the same week!

Q. Are there any must-see holiday lights or activities during the winter season in Ogden?

A. Absolutely! Here is a list of some of our favorite winter activities:

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Q. What are the road conditions like in the winter?

A. Roads are typically dry and clear. During winter months it is recommended to have a vehicle with four-wheel or all-wheel drive. We are a bronze level biking community, working our way towards silver and gold! Keep your eye out for cyclists in our canyons and on main roads. For road conditions please call Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) at 801-965-4000 or visit www.udot.utah.gov.

Q. What will the weather be like when I visit?

A. Experiencing Ogden’s weather is one of the best parts of visiting. Ogden, Utah features a relatively dry climate with warm summer days and some of the most beautiful winters in North America. Summer highs tend to be in the upper 70’s, with July averaging 90 degrees. Annual average precipitation is 24 inches. Rainfall is fairly even throughout the year, with May being the wettest month.

Winters are cold with temperatures in the 30’s. The coldest month is January with an average low of 20 degrees. In town, the annual snowfall measures 65.3 inches, while the surrounding ski resorts boast a whopping 450 inches annually, offering over 37 feet of pristine powder just a short twenty-minute drive from town.

Layers are recommended year-round as temperatures tend to vary 20 degrees or more from day to night.

Q. How can I find out about ski deals and travel packages?

A. We have done some of the work for you! Take a look at our Hot Deals page so that you can stay and play for less!

Q. I hear that Utah’s beer is all low point and the liquor laws are strict, how do I get around that in Ogden?

A. Never fear! There are some tricks to getting a stiff drink around here.

  • The 3.2 myth: Utah is renowned for its 3.2% alcohol by weight (ABW) beer. However, if Utah beers were measured in the same fashion as most other beers (by volume), it’s really 4.0% alcohol by volume (ABV) beer, which is just slightly (.4-.5%) less than average. The truth: The difference is nothing to cry about, Utah beers measure up. Read more about the myth here.
  • The membership myth: Unless there is a cover charge at the bar to see a groovy band, you don’t have to be a member to get in. Our bars compare to others around the country, don’t be afraid to hop around a few while you are here.
  • Do it yourself. Don’t buy beer at the grocery store, instead head over to the liquor store where you can find a great selection of high point beer and other spirits. The liquor store hours are typically 10:30-7:00 (some locations remain open until 10:00 p.m.) and are closed on holidays and Sundays, so be sure to plan ahead.
  • Head over to Slackwater or The Barrelhouse to experience a diverse arrangement of Utah’s finest beers. Every beer on the menu is rated so you know exactly what you are getting yourself into.
  • Take a tour of Ogden’s Own Distillery and head back to the condo with a bottle of Ogden’s finest vodka that will be a great addition to your Sunday bloody Mary.

Q. The place I want to play or visit is full, so now what?

A. Download this application: One Ogden. This free app is available through the iTunes App Store and Google Play and will keep you in the know. You will have access to entertainment, walking tours, where to eat, daily events, precise details of how close your next destination is and much more!

Didn’t find the answer you were looking for? Pick our brains! Reach us at 866-867-8824 or webmaster@visitogden.com

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