One of the Northwest’s biggest ski mountains is determined to become a destination resort. Here’s how.
My timing couldn’t be better. Seven feet of light, dry snow fell on Crystal Mountain earlier in the week. The February storm’s ferocity shut down power to the resort, forcing a midweek closure. Which means the powder is still there, untouched and waiting, when I arrive on a cloud-covered Thursday.
What to do during that murky time of year when the lifts stop turning but summer isn't going off quite yet? We have a few thoughts.
1. Ogden, Utah: Sports of All Sorts
This former bustling railroad hub 35 miles north of Salt Lake City was nearly forgotten after I-15 was built, effectively putting the kibosh on train travel. And so the town languished until the early 2000s, when youthful mayor Matthew Godfrey was elected on the promise that he would transform the town into an adventure hub.