Great Snow; No Crowds

by: arguswilson - Mar 9, 2012

  • Overall Rating 4
  • Family Friendly 5
  • All Mtn. Terrain 4
  • Terrain Park 2
  • Nightlife 1

    Pros: No Lift Lines

    Cons: Remote Location

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Mar 1, 2012


Full review

We visited Eagle Point for the first time in March 2012. The issues/problems identified in the reviews from last year appear to be fixed.

For example, the resort now has 2 snowcats to ferry skiers to areas that were hike-in/hike-out last year. The snowcats make non-stop loops and carry about 12-14 people, so the wait is never more than a few minutes. The runs serviced by the snow-cat are some of the best runs on the mountain.

The resort also removed some trees this past summer to create some nice (albeit hidden) tree skiing options.

The resort is now open from Friday-Monday. This was great for us because when we arrived on Friday morning the entire mountain was covered in 2-3 feet of fresh, untracked powder from storms that passed through the area on Tuesday/Wednesday. But even with fantastic snow conditions, we had the mountain to ourselves. We never waited in any lift lines and rarely saw any other skiers. In fact, because there were so few people on the mountain, we actually became fairly good friends with the dozen or so folks who were skiing/riding the lift that services the advanced runs.

The resort staff were friendly and the food at the lower lodge was surprisingly good.

Because the resort is still relatively new, they are still working out some of the kinks.

But for those in Vegas/Southern California, Eagle Point is a good alternative to Brian Head.

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