Magazine article Sunset

Beaver Mountain, Utah

Magazine article Sunset

Beaver Mountain, Utah

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Your legs wear out before your wallet does at Beaver Mountain, a vintage mom-and-pop ski area hidden in Utah's Wasatch-Cache National Forest, a handful of miles from the Idaho border.

Ted and Marge Seeholzer aren't making millions off the ski area Ted's dad took over in 1939 to give family and friends a place to ski and to keep the kids growing up in nearby Logan out of trouble. But to them that's not the point. While many ski resorts have lift tickets surpassing $50, and cheeseburgers in the $5-and-up range, Beaver Mountain was designed more for fun than profit.

"We're kind of proud of what we've done," says Ted. "We haven't commercialized it. We think we offer a good day's skiing for a fair price."

So, apparently, do a lot of skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. Wide, easy runs like Gentle Ben, Little Beaver, and Cotton Tail cater to beginners; Stump and D Street challenge intermediates; and steep bump runs like Harry's Hollow and Beaver's Face test expert skiers and shredders. …

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