Winter is Almost Here…

We’ve had a great summer and fall season is now upon us. The leaves are bright orange, red, and yellow. It’s a beautiful time of year, not too hot and not too cold. It’s a great time to explore the gorgeous valley without all the crowds of summer. If you like to go on walks and hikes, what better time?

How about a hay ride or horse back ride at Red Cliff Ranch. We have several very excellent restaurants within a short distance. If you’re the indoor type, you may just want to go out to eat and come back to the inn, sit by the fireplace in your room, watch a movie, or read a book and have a cup of hot chocolate.

Winter is just around the corner with world-class skiing at Powder Mountain and Snowbasin (home of the 2002 Winter Olympic Downhill). Another popular activity is Ice fishing at Pineview Reservoir, northern Utah’s largest recreational lake. Ice skating (skates available) is a stone’s throw from the inn. There was actually fresh snow on the mountain peaks last night and even a little on the valley floor.

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Early Snow in November Launches Utah Ski Season

It’s been long time since we’ve seen such a snowy November, and this has certainly lit up the ski resorts. Snowbasin, Power Mountain and Wolf Mountain all opened Thanksgiving weekend. Snowbasin alone had over 1500 people show up for the opening day a significant improvement over last year. There has never been a better time to wax up the skis and boards and head to Ogden Valley to get a taste of some of the best snow on earth.

If you’re interested to see a snow report, go here for up to date information – here is a recent snapshot of what it looks like today:

Call us at the Valley House Inn quickly because the rooms are filling up quick for the Holiday season.

See you on the slopes! Happy Holidays!

Planning A Utah Ski Vacation?

If you are planning a ski vacation either as a couple or with your family you have to check out the options in Ogden Valley which puts you minutes away from three ski resorts, Snowbasin, Powder Mountain, and Wolf Mountain (great night-skiing). says, “Powder Mountain is on the brink of a huge transformation … and Snowbasin might be the biggest secret in all of North America.”

Here’s what other people are saying about the great opportunities on the slopes:

“I think UT is probably the best place for skiing in North America.  That’s a bold statement I know, but I’ve never found anywhere that can claim our terrain AND snow quality..I had season passes for two years for “the basin” where I spent many a weekday skiing nothing but powder.”  (Source:

“Skiing Powder – This is a mountain that lives up to its name, which is no surprise, considering which state it is in. The best thing about this Powder Mountain is the fact that nobody goes there and they do get almost as much snow as the Little Cottonwood Canyon.” (Source:

“Wolf Mountain, formerly known as Nordic Valley, is not typically considered a major threat to its neighboring ski resorts, but perhaps is should be. It has an amazing variety of terrain in a mere 85 skiable acres and the entire resort is open for night-time skiing and snowboarding.” (Source:

Ogden Valley Ski Resorts

Powder Mountain – A Snowy Secret

When people think of traveling to Utah for a ski trip, the resorts most think of are Alta, Park City, Snowbird, Deer Valley, and since the 2002 Winter Olympics, Snowbasin has become a highlight ski attraction for many people.  However, a bit further north,  resides one of the best kept snow secrets of Utah, Powder Mountain.  Nestled in a large bowl, high above Utah’s Ogden Valley, Powder Mountains produces some of the finest powder and ski slopes anywhere in the world.  The nice thing about Powder Mountain is that it still maintains the small-town appeal.

Powder Mountain is located approximately 20 minutes from the Valley House Inn.  So if you are looking for great powder and a fun vacation plan to visit the Valley House Inn and the pristine Powder Mountain.

Powder Mountain Ski Resort