If you’re a fan of the great outdoors, chances are good that you’re already aware that Ogden, Utah is the perfect place for a winter getaway.
From the rush of a snow-covered mountain to live music at the local bar, Ogden offers a diverse array of activities and attractions within reach. From gourmet dining and energetic nightlife to rugged outdoor recreation, here are five ways to elevate your winter vacation while visiting Ogden.
Experience The Greatest Snow on Earth®
Carving some turns at Ogden’s three ski and winter resorts is just the beginning of your winter vacation in Ogden.
If you are a powder-hunting hound who loves off-piste adventure, Powder Mountain has what you are looking for. Over 8,450 acres of mind-blowing, all-natural powder makes Powder Mountain the biggest resort in the United States! With daily pass sales limited to 1,500, there are plenty of untracked runs to be discovered all winter long.
Snowbasin Resort makes sure you spend a lot more time on the slopes than you do standing in lift lines. With 11 total lifts and 3,000 skiable acres, Snowbasin is known for its challenging slopes as well as gentle beginner terrain. This 2002 Olympic Winter Games venue offers a world-class ski experience without the crowd and is often referred as ‘Utah’s best kept secret.’
Nordic Valley is a family fun headquarters and expanded in 2020 with the addition of another lift, significantly increasing access to new terrain. The learning center and Kids Zone offers quality children’s ski or snowboard lessons and programs in a safe environment. The resort offers a great value with specials every weeknight and programs for the entire family.
Craving something a little outside-the-box from your Ogden ski experience? Try cross country skiing at North Fork Park, or grab the whole family and put on some ice skates or support our local hockey team, the Mustangs at the Weber County Ice Sheet.
Explore by Foot
While the name may seem counterintuitive to visitors, Ogden Valley sits at a higher elevation than Ogden City. Head up to the Valley and explore Utah’s great outdoors by foot when you book a snowshoe or cross-country skiing outing with Ogden Nordic.
Choose from an affordable selection of rentals for a daytime outing with your kids and pups in tow.
While downtown, park the car and take advantage of our walking tours. Wander around the Ogden River Parkway that leads you to hiking trails on the bench of the mountain. Visit Ogden and several local businesses carry the comprehensive trail map produced by Trails Foundation Northern Utah, one of the area’s non-profit trails advocacy organizations.
You’ve worn yourself out romping around the great outdoors, so it's time to treat yourself with some delicious craft beer and a basket of wings. You'll feel at home in your ski apparel at virtually all of Ogden's independently owned restaurants.
Warrens Craft Burger is one of many mouth-watering restaurants in downtown Ogden. With a large selection of craft beers and a taste bud tingling peanut butter and jelly wings you will be sure to find something that curves your cravings.
Burgers and wings not your victual of choice? Downtown Ogden offers a wide selection of restaurants ranging from family favorites like Roosters, authentic Mexican dishes at Sonora Grill, or a romantic night out at Hearth on 25th and everything in-between.
Après with Art, Music and Entertainment
Now that you’re nice and relaxed, it’s time to scope out Ogden’s unique arts, music and entertainment. If you’re in town at the beginning of the month, don’t miss our First Friday Art Stroll and the incredible opportunity to browse artists' studios in The Monarch or locally owned shops on Historic 25th Street.
Learn about Ogden’s gritty history at all four of the Union Station Museums where you can view old trains that once brought travelers, bootleggers and presidents into the Junction City.
Here in Ogden you can experience 3 ski and summer resorts, combined boasting over 11,600 skiable acres and miles of single track for those who love to mountain bike and hike! We offer a wide range of breathtaking recreation options with everything in easy reach. Whether you settle in at one of our many friendly hotels, out-of-the-way campgrounds or modern meeting and event venues, you will find that Ogden is an ideal travel destination offering one-of-a-kind outdoor recreation and metropolitan delights throughout the year. Wander and get lost in Ogden!