Lifts & Terrain


  • Vertical (ft)
    9,100 – 10,600 (1,500)
  • Average Snow Fall
    350 inches
  • Lifts (5)
    1 quad chair
    1 triple chair
  • Ski Hours
    Fri to Mon
  • Terrain Summary
    Size – 650ac
    Runs – 40
    Longest run – 0.9mi
    Beginner - 20%
    Intermediate - 35%
    Advanced -45%

Eagle Point Ski and Snowboard Terrain

At 650 acres of skiable terrain and only 40 named trails, the Eagle Point Ski Resort is only medium sized relative to some of the high profile Utah ski resorts (especially Park City, although most US resorts are dwarfed by this monstrosity!). Eagle Point Utah has a vertical drop of 1,500 feet (457m) with a base elevation of 9,100 (2,774m) and top elevation of 10,600 feet (3,231), although it’s not easy to do laps of the full vertical of the resort.

Many years ago, there were two separate ski areas (Mount Holly Ski Area and Elk Meadows), and even though Eagle Point is one resort now, there are still two very distinct sides to the ski terrain. It’s possible to ski down the fabulous Tunnel Run to get from the northern to southern end, but to get back again requires a shuttle (the bus runs every 10 minutes) so ideally you’d want to ski in one area or the other for a decent amount of time before switching.

The northern end (with the Skyline Lodge) features tree lined sunny slopes for beginners and intermediates, and a small terrain park. The trails off the Skyline Chair are ideal for beginners because they are wide, have a consistently gentle pitch, and there isn’t an abundance of experienced skiers zooming past. A handful of intermediate trails off the Monarch Chair are groomed, whilst others are left au natural so that the powder puppies can practise skiing or snowboarding in off-piste conditions.

The southern end (with Canyonside Lodge) consists of a few blue runs and a series of black diamond runs and nice tree skiing on slopes with a north to north-westerly aspect. The Tushar black run is sometimes groomed for some fun speedy turns. Otherwise the black runs aren’t groomed and for those of us without much cartilage left in our knees, thankfully the runs don’t develop massive moguls due to the low traffic.

Below the lower Country Road run are a couple of piste and some trees that require a hike (about 8-10 mins) to get to the lifts, so this zone is often untracked. The walk-out track is groomed so you don’t need skins for egress.

Eagle Point also has backcountry gates and if you love to don the skins, there are some beautiful back bowls to explore and you can get a guide to show you the best of the Tushar Mountains.

Lifts

Eagle Point Resort has 5 lifts made up of 4 fixed grip chair lifts (1 quad, 1 triple, 2 doubles) and a short surface lift to connect some of the black runs.

Crowds

Crowds or lift lines are not something that you need to worry about! The skier traffic is so minimal that the resort can only justify being open Friday to Monday. And great news for powder hounds is that after a snow storm the powder lines last quite a long time. It’s easy to see why the resort’s mantra is “tell your best friends only”!

Eagle Point Resort often feels pretty deserted, but if you literally want the place to yourself (and your mates or colleagues) Tuesday to Thursday, you can rent out the ski resort for a princely sum. What an amazing work team building experience that would be!!

Eagle Point Snow

Eagle Point receives a very respectable 350 inches (8.9 metres) of snow on average per season. And the powder is often beautiful desert snow where it’s super dry and blower! There’s a good reason that Utah powder is the Greatest Snow on Earth.

The quality of the snow tends to stay lovely thanks to decent elevation and low skier and snowboarder traffic. And the black diamond runs off the Lookout quad chair have the benefit of a mostly north to northwest facing aspect.