Born as Mount Holly in 1972 and run as Elk Meadows until 2002, Eagle Point Ski Resort, located in southern Utah, has resurrected itself as a leaner and meaner operation. The ski area is located about 20 minutes from the town of Beaver (pop. 3,000) and caters to skiers and riders from Las Vegas, Phoenix and southern California.
The resort is home to long groomed intermediate and beginner terrain mixed with excellent advanced trails. The terrain is diverse, the scenery is spectacular and the ski area is known for having a relaxed atmosphere and some of the best terrain options in Southern Utah.
The upper lodge at the base of the Skyline and Monarch lifts serves up traditional ski area fare: hamburgers, fries, soups. The Canyonside Lodge, located at the base of Lookout chair, houses the Outpost Grille and Lounge. Elk skewers are among the favorites, with daily lunch and dinner specials. The lounge features flat screen TV, fireplaces and a relaxed apre-ski setting.
A rental shop at Canyonside Lodge fits skiers and ‘boarders to equipment, and rents out tubes for the tubing hill and snowshoes for a foray into the backcountry. The Learning Center, housed in the Eagle’s Nest yurt, offers full- and half-day sessions for children. One focus of the Eagle Point Snowsports School is getting newcomers onto the slopes with multiple learn-to-ski options. Instructors also lead full-day workshops for all levels, and both group and private lesson.