Aerial Photos from Ogden Valley Balloon Festival, 2014
Here’s one more reason to love the Ogden Valley – the annual Balloon and Artist Festival. This year, launches were at Snowcrest Jr. High School. There was an evening launch at Nordic Valley (formally Wolf Mountain) along with the night Balloon Glow, concerts (all day and night), food, artists, vendors, kids play area, and so much more.
Since 2012, the last weekend of September, the town of Huntsville Utah has put on a Boston Marathon qualifier, called, you guessed it, the Huntsville Marathon. It has grown every year, and why not? This amazing course (The Full Monte) starts past Monte Cristo and ends at the Huntsville Park. Working your way down the mountains brings new vistas and colors with every single turn (including amazing views of Snowbasin Ski Resort). It’s like no other course in the country. Check out the video and photos below to see for yourself.
In addition, there are runs of 1/2 Marathon, 10k and 5k. Plus a children’s fun run and Mayor’s Walk. Click the link above to learn more, or visit their Facebook Fan Page.
Enjoy this short fun aerial video of the 2012 Huntsville Utah Marathon:
These images are from the Huntsville Park – part of the fun and celebration during and after the marathon:
Every winter, volunteers and business owners from Huntsville Utah flood a large portion of the Huntsville Park, turning it into a breath-taking winter playground your entire family can enjoy. Have fun in the sun on this outdoor ice staking rink with a game of hockey, a little exercise or even practice your figure skating (see the video below). You can even rent ice skates from some of the businesses right across the street. So if you’re looking for something a little different to din in the Ogden Valley, this might be the ticket for you. The Huntsville Park is minutes from Snowbasin and Eden Utah.
Check out the fun these families had on this perfect sunny winter day, surrounded by the mountains of Ogden Valley.
Kayaking on Pineview Reservoir in Ogden Valley (Near Eden and Huntsville Utah)
The Ogden Valley isn’t just for fun-time winter activities. Enjoy the all-sports lake called Pineview. Nothing beats a day on the water surrounded by 360 degrees of mountains (including amazing vistas of the Snowbasin and Powder Mountain ski resorts). You’ll find sport fishing opportunities like tiger muskie (blend of muskie and northern pike), smallmouth bass, bullhead catfish, sunfish, crappie and trout.
The 360 degrees of mountains around the lake and valley not only are visually breathtaking, they shelter the water from wind, producing glassy calm water, ideal for Kayaking (see video below), wake boarding and water skiing. Be sure to check out the campgrounds and sandy beaches.
This page is dedicated to all of us who live in and love the Ogden Valley – centered by the Pineview Reservoir, 360 degrees of mountains, and anchored by world class ski resorts Snowbasin to the south and Powder Mountain (PowMow to it’s fans) to our north.
Visit this page often to learn about the lifestyle that’s available to you in this little known secret called the Ogden Valley (8 Miles East of Ogden, less than an hour from the Salt Lake City-SLC airport).