Showcasing Ogden Valley's Night Skiing
As ski resorts are slated to open in the coming weeks along the Northern Alps of Utah, night skiing is an all-ages activity that can bring a new element to the beloved winter sport. Two resorts in the Ogden area, Powder Mountain and Nordic Valley both offer night skiing to those wanting to throw on some extra layers and seek new adventures.
Night skiing is often a great way to introduce yourself or another to the sport, fit it into a tight schedule, or ride the best snowy terrain while saving money. Night skiing has all the traditional benefits of winter mountain life but at less than half the price of daytime tickets.
Why care for the sun when you can be swallowed up by moonlight and the reflections of trees?
When to go
Powder Mountain’s ski season begins on Dec. 7 with night skiing between 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. every day. Nordic Valley’s night skiing has been a Utah staple since 1970, this year the festivities begin on Dec. 15 with night skiing between 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Monday to Saturday, and group lessons are also hosted between 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Both resorts have lights lining the specific portions of the mountain for night skiing, however, it is still recommended to wear clear or yellow tinted lenses in your goggles for the most enjoyable and safest experience. Both resorts offer discounted rates for night rental packages.
Powder Mountain operates one lift, the “Sundown” during their night skiing hours and 45% of Nordic Valley’s trails are lit up during their evening operations.
Night tickets at Powder Mountain are $19 while children under the age of 6 gain free access and seniors over the age of 75 also receive free night tickets. Utah Transit Authority offers bus services for as low as $5 to Powder Mountain’s night skiing area until 9:30 p.m. A completely artificial snow free haven, Powder Mountain, the largest ski resort in the United States, was recently ranked the number one ski resort in the west, according to Ski Magazine.
Nordic Valley has dynamic night pricing with ticket prices ranging from $9 - $30 depending on the selected date, children 12 and under have access to free night tickets. Watch as the mountain side is completely lit up with laughs and lights on Nordic Valley’s slopes.
If evening hunger strikes while shredding down the slopes, Powder Mountain luckily has a Lucky Slice location open until 8:30 p.m. Nordic Valley’s grill and their on-site beer bar are both open until 9 p.m. Neighboring both ski resorts are some great restaurants as you leave the mountain, including Mad Moose Cafe and Carlos & Harleys, both open until 9 p.m.
With both resorts less than 40-minutes from the heart of Ogden, it may be difficult to choose between them for your next night skiing escapade, but either choice will give you access to some of The Greatest Snow on Earth®.