Welcome to Eden, Utah settled in 1859 and aptly named by hired government surveyor, Washington Jenkins, for being one of the most beautiful sites he had ever seen thus suggested the biblical Eden. Situated in Ogden Valley (including the towns of Liberty and Huntsville) it is surrounded on all sides by mountains with the sparkling Pineview Reservoir's north shores in its boundary. This small mountain community sits at an elevation of approximately 5000 feet and is surrounded with world class outdoor adventures. With only 3500 residents, it remains quaint and quiet with Ogden only 15 minutes away and Salt Lake City is less than an hour drive.
Home to some of the world's best powder skiing, Powder Mountain Resort sits 8 minutes north of "downtown" Eden. With a unique layout, skiing actually begins near the top of the resort skiing down to lifts. Powder Mountain receives an average annual snowfall of 500 inches per year (this is natural snow!) The resort doesn't make any artificial snow and offers snow cat and helicopter skiing. Cross country skiing is available in North Fork Park with more than 20 kilometers of groomed trails (also good for skate skiing). All levels of skiing are available including lessons and local mountain guides. Wolf Mountain (formerly Nordic Valley) was purchased by Wolf Creek Utah and began several improvements including snowmaking allowing for a much longer ski season. The parking lot is now paved (big news) and offers surprisingly affordable ski passes. Snowbasin resort is located in Huntsville, Utah but was host to the 2002 Olympics and is one of the most fabulous resorts in North America and is only 20 minutes from Eden.
The town has everything you need but not a bit more including a post office, coffee shop, dentist office, chiropractor, orthodontist, 2 restaurants (soon to be 3), grocery store, gym, golf course, lake, 2 banks,hotel, ski/bike shop and a gas station. Small but great with trails, wild life, rivers and lakes with amazing night skies. Eden proves to be one of those rare gems left with friendly people and beautiful surroundings.
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