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Beaver Mountain Ski Guide

“Skiing the Beav”

Explore the hidden treasure of Utah’s #1 family-friendly resort, Beaver Mountain. Nestled in the beautiful Bear River mountains in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Beaver Mountain Ski Resort is only 13 miles from Utah’s Caribbean of the Rockies, Bear Lake, and 112 miles from Salt Lake City. Beaver Mountain is easily accessible, very affordable, super friendly and one of Utah’s best kept winter secrets. 

Beaver Mountain was established by the Seeholzer family in 1939 as a quiet mountain retreat to share their love of winter sports with the local residents. Today, it still remains a family affair with three generations of Seeholzers operating every aspect of this family-friendly Utah ski resort, welcoming their guests with a personal touch and offering visitors to Beaver Mountain a ski experience like no other.

Beaver Mountain Resort Overview

Mother Nature happily delivers on average over 400 inches of the “Greatest Snow on Earth” to Beaver Mountain Resort each year. Fresh powder, some of the best in the world, blankets the pines, firs, aspens and family-friendly, well maintained slopes of Beaver Mountain . Beaver Mountain’s trail network offers diverse terrain, small enough for families to stay close together yet still offering a challenge for advanced skiers and snowboarders in search of powder and challenging terrain. 

Base Elevation: 7,200 feet

Top Elevation: 8,860 feet

Vertical Drop: 1,700 feet

Average Annual Snowfall: 400+ inches

Skiable Acres: 828 skiable acres

Number of Runs: 48

Chairlifts: 4 Lifts and 2 beginner Magic Carpets

Terrain Park: 2 terrain parks

Night Skiing: Yes, Beaver Mountain has a few public night sessions throughout the season

Lift Hours: 9am to 4pm daily

Season Dates: Mid-December to early April, weather permitting

Terrain: 35% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 25% Advanced, 2 Terrain Parks

From gentle cruisers, bunny slopes and magic carpet surface lifts for beginners and off-piste steeps and deeps for the pure powder hounds to family fun and challenging terrain parks, Beaver Mountain adds a day of on mountain adventures to your Bear Lake vacation with less crowds, no lines or wait times, quieter slopes and an abundance of the “Greatest Snow on Earth”. What’s not to love! 

The Little Beaver Lift and Littleeezy/Bigeezy conveyor lifts lead to gentle, green groomers for beginners and the Gentle Ben Family Fun Park on Harry’s Dream Lift has boxes, rails and jumps for beginners to play and improve their skills. Marge’s Triple takes intermediate skiers to fresh blue corduroy slopes and the Rodeo Grounds Terrain Park which runs from the top of the mountain to the base with 3,500 feet of fun, a 1,000 vertical drop and good snow all day to play on the jumps, rollers, jibs and tabletops. 

Advanced skiers have plenty of steeps and deeps, off-piste skiing, tree-skiing and backcountry access to discover and explore. Beaver’s Face Lift and Harry’s Dream Lift offer skiers and snowboarders diverse terrain for fresh powder stashes and a challenging Beaver Mountain experience.

Beaver Mountain Ski Resort Lift Passes

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Beaver Mountain day passes are available to purchase at the mountain ticket office where Marge, the matriarch of Beaver Mountain, personally welcomes guests. Ski passes for Beaver Mountain are affordable and for the 2021-2022 ski season adults can ski a full day for only $60, seniors and kids 11 and under are $45 and children under 5 ski free! Affordable fun at one of Utah’s favorite recreation playgrounds.

Beaver Mountain Ski Amenities

  • Beaver Mountain Lodge: The Beaver Mountain Main Lodge is located near the base area and features a rental and retail shop for your gear and the Beaver Mountain Grill for refueling. Non-skiers or little ones looking to take a break and warm up can easily find a cozy spot in front of the fireplaces and watch the action from the warmth of the lodge. 
  • Ski School & Childcare: The Beaver Mountain Snowsports School offers affordable ski and snowboarding lessons for all ages and abilities with group or private lessons, drop-in kid’s holiday lessons, learn to turn packages for beginners and telemark lessons. Beaver Mountain does not have a dedicated childcare facility, however kids ages 6 and up can sign up for the Snowsports School and learn responsibly and have loads of fun with professional instructors while you explore Beaver Mountain. 
  • Ski Rentals & Ski Shops: A full-service ski and snowboard shop is located in the Beaver Mountain Main Lodge with everything you need for a day on the slopes. The Beaver Mountain Rental Shop has top of the line, high-quality ski and snowboard rentals by the day, tune-ups and repairs, demos to try out, safety equipment for kids learning to ski and Beaver Mountain gear and souvenirs to take home to maintain your Beaver Mountain memories.
  • Restaurants & Après Ski: Beaver Mountain caters to families and are happy for visitors to pack a picnic to enjoy in front of the fireplace in the Main Lodge. Alternatively, the Beaver Mountain Grill opens at 9am for breakfast in the morning sun and is open throughout the day. The famous Big Beav Double Bypass Burger is a favorite for hungry outdoor adventurers to refuel or spend more time on the slopes with a grab-n-go lunch. During spring ski season, Beaver Mountain offers outdoor patio dining, family BBQs, food trucks and tailgate parties that add to the appeal of this quaint, family-friendly Utah ski resort.

Off-the-Slope Winter Activities

The nearby Beaver Creek Lodge is the starting point for epic winter adventures in the great outdoors. There are miles of groomed trail systems, open spaces and off-trail adventures for snowmobiling in Bear Lake Valley and endless outdoor activities in the wilderness of the dramatic Wasatch mountains.

Where to Stay at Beaver Mountain Ski Resort

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Garden City is the closest town to Beaver Mountain Ski Resort, only 13 miles east. Our Bear Lake premier cabin rentals are conveniently located with easy access to Beaver Mountain, only a short 20 minute drive along Utah’s scenic Highway 89. Our spacious cabins are geared for large groups and whether you’re planning a family reunion at Bear Lake or a friend’s getaway to shred the slopes of Beaver, our Bear Lake Cabins offer luxury amenities, the comfort of home and easy access to the best snow in the world at Beaver Mountain Ski Resort.   

For the best deal on your dream cabin in the mountains, book direct with Bear Lake Premier Cabins or call our team today on 435-565-6006 to find the perfect Beaver Mountain ski home.