Library to the Lift: Eagle Point
Apr 1 2014
After the countless hours put in to receive my exercise science degree I personally know all of the stress and commitment it takes to be a full-time student. As college students we look for any excuse to take a break, relax, and have fun. Lucky for us, Eagle Point Ski Resort is only a short 60-75 minute drive from SUU. Eagle Point is a small, family friendly resort in the Tushar Mountains near Beaver Utah. Eagle Point has only been open for 4 short seasons, with each new season the resort becomes bigger and better.
Eagle Point has over 1,500 vertical feet on 4 lifts plus a small surface lift. Though we may be few in lifts we have over 40 runs that range from beginner to expert and groomed to ungroomed on over 600 skiable acres. Eagle Point has several beginner hills that are perfect for children and anyone who is new to the sport. Don’t worry all you skilled, hard-core riders; Eagle Point also has many black diamond runs to play on. Tree runs? Plenty! Eagle Point also has a sick terrain park nicknamed the “PARKLAB” designed and built by Shawn “Mongo” Darling, the owner of PARKFAB out of Las Vegas. The terrain park has over 25 features, including jumps, boxes, rails, a satellite dish, and bonks. The PARKLAB is built to accommodate any kind of rider, anywhere from beginners to pro riders like Scotty Arnold, Aaron Biittner, and the Fyve crew from Australia.
For anyone who is looking to improve their riding, Eagle Point’s snow sports school is the perfect destination. The teaching terrain that is offered rivals any other resort in Utah. Not to mention the skilled, professional, and awesome instructors. Eagle Point offers an outstanding student to teacher ratio with an average of 3 students per instructor.
What’s better than a drink and some grub after a long, hard day shredding? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Head on down to the Outpost Grill for drinks and dinner. Executive Chef Jimmy McDowell has created an exquisite menu composed of American cuisine that is downright delicious.
Hands down, one of the greatest features about eagle point is the fact that you will never wait in a lift line. Don’t even get me started on the conditions at the Point. Eagle Point’s powder days are among the greatest in Utah. With over 450 inches of annual snowfall there is no shortage of powder. On a Pow day you will be able to ride first tracks almost all day long, anywhere on the resort. There is nothing better than taking a “sick” day from class and heading to the Point for some powder turns.
We all know how stressful and expensive college can get. The Eagle Point staff is aware of this, and for that reason they have created their college season passes for a ridiculous price. Season passes with a college I.D. can be purchased for as low as $249!! After a long hard week of classes there is no excuse not to treat yourself to an amazing and fun experience. Get to the Point!