Now that the holidays are over, the only thing that will get many through the dark months of winter is the prospect of a ski trip. The problem is, in these times, even those who still have actual jobs or didn’t max out their credit cards with Christmas shopping have little cash sitting around to spend on weekend adventures to the mountains. n
A local getaway option that provides both world-class skiing and affordable stays for groups of friends is Ogden Valley. The picturesque mountain valley containing the towns of Eden, Huntsville and Liberty as well as Pine View Reservoir, has white stuff so good that Snowbasin (Huntsville, 888-437-5488,Snowbasin.com) was the site for skiing events in the 2002 Winter Olympics. Yet the area has still been able to fly low enough under the radar that it hasn’t yet become overrun with tourists and the insane Park City prices that always seem to accompany them. It’s still just undiscovered enough to be fun but not outrageously expensive. Continue reading here.