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With More than 2 Feet of Snow in the past 6 days, Nordic Valley Opens Earlier than Scheduled!

With More than 2 Feet of Snow in the past 6 days, Nordic Valley Opens Earlier than Scheduled!

Eden, UT  – Nordic Valley Ski Resort is kicking off the winter season earlier than anticipated due to more than two feet of snowfall and cold temperatures that allowed mountain crews to make snow.  Nordic Valley opens for the winter season on Wed., Dec. 5, 2018 with all chairlifts open offering top-to-bottom skiing and snowboarding.

“While Mother Nature produced 27 inches of snow over the past 6 days, we’ve also had cold temperatures, allowing our mountain crews to make snow and bump up our opening day with top-to-bottom skiing,” stated Denzel Rowland, general manager of Nordic Valley Ski Resort. “Thanks to the hard work of all Nordic Valley staff, we’re excited and ready to welcome our guests back and kick off ski season earlier than originally planned this year.”

To celebrate the beginning of the season, traditional first chair festivities will be held at the Apollo lift at 10am on Wed., Dec. 5.   All intermediate and beginner trails will be open, plus expert trails like Upper Falling Star, Whiskey, Raven and Chainsaw.  For more details, please visit   Get ski and snowboard gear at the rental shop, which opens at 9:30am, and the Ski and Snowboard School will offer lessons starting at 10am.  The Nordic Valley Grill will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner from 9:30am to 7:30pm.

“Nordic Valley is Utah’s best, most affordable family ski resort,” stated Rowland.  “With such a strong start to the season, we’re anticipating a fantastic ski season!”

New this season, Nordic Valley will begin its Weeknight Ski Specials as soon as the resort opens, which is earlier than offered in previous seasons.  Weeknight specials are from 3pm to 8pm and include Monday Family Night 6  lift tickets for $60, Tuesday Hero Nights - $15 night lift ticket with ID, Wednesday Carload Night 5 lift tickets for $60, and Thursday Local Appreciation night with $20 tickets (some blackout dates apply).  Every night features a special deal at the Nordic Valley Grill, for more details visit the website.

Season Passes

Earlier, officials with Nordic Valley Ski Resort announced the details of the 2018/2019 season pass, which include new benefits and lower prices.  New this year-- all kids ages 7 and younger receive a FREE pass (no purchase required) with unlimited access to Nordic Valley, Purgatory Resort in Colorado, Arizona Snowbowl in Flagstaff, Sipapu Ski Resort in New Mexico, Pajarito Mountain in New Mexico, and Hesperus Ski Area in Colorado.  Nordic Valley now offers more great pass options for families, including the Family Unlimited Pass and Family Restricted Pass.  For each of these passes, the more family members added on the pass, the greater the savings.  For more information on Nordic Valley season passes, visit

For more information on conditions, events, and season passes, visit the ski resort’s website,

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Media may use images from Nov. 28- Dec. 3, 2018 and these HIGH RESOLUTION images of Nordic Valley Ski Resort - photo credit:  Nordic Valley Ski Resort

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About Nordic Valley
Nordic Valley Ski Resort, located in Eden, UT and only 25 minutes from downtown Ogden, was first established in 1968.  Nordic Valley offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced terrain for skiing and snowboarding with 140 skiable acres, 23 trails, four lifts, a terrain park, and snowmaking which covers 60 percent of terrain.  The Utah ski area receives an average of 300 inches of snow annually, and has a 1,000 foot vertical.  It also features a day lodge, rental shop and ski & snowboard school.  In the summer, Nordic Valley offers a variety of activities for all ages, including lift-served mountain biking and hiking, an 18-hole disc golf course, a 400-foot long slip-n-slide, bungee trampoline, lawn games, Nordic Nights Saturday evening concert-series, and more.

About Mountain Capital Partners
Headquartered in Durango, Colo., Mountain Capital Partners (MCP) owns and manages the largest collection of ski resorts in the Southwest, including Nordic Valley Ski Resort, Purgatory Resort, Arizona Snowbowl, Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort, Pajarito Mountain, Hesperus Ski Area, and Colorado’s largest snowcat skiing operation, Purgatory Snowcat Adventures.  In total, the resorts feature more than 38,100 skiable acres, 288 trails, 37 lifts, 16 terrain parks, plus a variety of summer activities, such as mountain bike trails, scenic chairlift rides, an alpine slide, a new mountain coaster at Purgatory Resort, and more.   James Coleman is the managing partner of MCP, which has invested more than $40 million at its five resorts over the past four years alone, adding new chairlifts, trails, snowmaking, and other improvements.

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