Eagle Point, a ski area near Beaver, Utah, opened Wednesday for the 2010-11 season. The area is built on the former Elk Meadows ski area that closed in 2002. The property was sold in an auction last year. With the opening of Eagle Point, Utah has a second resort in the southern part of the state to go along with Brian Head Resort. Utah has 14 resorts overall that are now all open for the season.
Since the closing of Elk Meadows, a few other previous attempts to reopen the resort failed to materialize. One of the failed plans involved creating a private club similar to the Yellowstone Club in Wyoming that has also since closed. Eagle Point, however, is completely open to the public. Lift tickets are $45 for adults and $32 for children (ages 7-17) and seniors (ages 65 and over).
Eagle Point has more than 400 skiable acres and a vertical drop of 1,400 feet. The resort is located about 3.5 hours from both Salt Lake City and Las Vegas.