I got an e-mail from a Utah realtor today about big changes at Nordic Valley. I had heard they were expanding a bit, but the changes sounded like turning it into a major resort. 3K vertical, 2000 acres and shopping and restaurants. Anyone heard anything about this?
Changes at Nordic Valley in Eden, UT?
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There was an article about the changes in August 2014.
More than a name change, Wolf Mountain is going back to being called Nordic Valley as the first step to major expansion plans. The target market are families who want inexpensive fun on terrain best suited for intermediates or those who like night skiing. See August 2014 Powder Magazine article for more info.
Yeah, wish either them or Powder would focus on mountain bike trails. I thought Wolf..er..Nordic Valley had some mountain biking infrastructure, maybe even a race series, a few years back but haven't heard anything about it recently.
Nordic Valley was at the Ogden Outdoor Festival, but it was selling the same line you're getting from the website. Not too clear exactly how serious they are or how quickly they plan to get things done. The trail map shows them roughly doubling terrain and boosting vertical to 1,800 feet by 2016 - not sure where the 3,000/2,000 figures are coming from, but I'm not crossing my fingers.
Here's a good article from Powder that says they want to expand all the way to the top of the mountain, around 8,000 feet.
I'll see if I still have the future map they were handing out. I thought it showed more of the proposed area than is on the website, but I can't recall - was more stoked about the Labor Day deals I got that day : ).
Could be cool, but as contesstant said, the mountain is low - about 1,500 feet lower than Snowbasin, so it's still limited. Frankly those plans sound like a whole big sh#tshow leading to surefire bankruptcy. Don't see how they're gonna get the traffic to support all that extra winter-summer infrastructure - it's just not a great location and is bookended by two bigger, better resorts.
On the plus side, it could make for some uncrowded, easy-access side country while they're developing it/after they abandon it.