Coming off a record breaking winter 2015-2016 season that saw a 25% increase of resort visits compared to year prior, near or at capacity lodging virtually every weekend, and 350 inches of Utah’s “Greatest Snow on Earth”®, Eagle Point Resort, located in the majestic Tushar mountains of southern Utah, plans to keep the momentum going with expanded services that are bound to attract more of the discerning Southern Californian ski and snowboard clientele. The resort is also in the planning stages of extensive capital improvements to fulfill its grand Vision 2020 plan.
While transforming itself into a word-class destination, the resort remains committed to distinguishing itself from the mega resorts by adding lodging options and amenities with a keen focus on maintaining its unique charm and appeal.
Looking ahead to the 2016-2017 winter season, Eagle Point Resort will be adding a new enhanced online booking engine for lodging reservations, rolling out the The Mystery Machine Diner Food Truck, and will offer sales and tours of Aspen Crest at Eagle Point—a selection of ski-in / ski out homesites further adding to the authentic resort experience:
- In partnership with InnRoad, an all-in-one, cloud-based solution provider to the lodging industry, guests can utilize an integrated and all-inclusive booking engine for the resort’s ever-expanding suite of on-mountain lodging options. Guests will have the option to easily view property features, photos, up-to-the-minute rates and availability of any lodging property and easily make reservations from a smart phone or computer.
- To improve the dining and entertainment experience beyond the already-popular Outpost Grill and Skyline Cafe, the resort will offer the mobile Mystery Machine Diner slopeside with a full grill and craft beer options. The Mystery Machine is a groovy van snowcat on tracks that will roll out on busier days and holidays to offer an alternative, quick dining and refreshment location without needing to leave the snow.
- Aspen Crest at Eagle Point is the resort’s premier residential location, ideally situated in the heart of the resort area. With awe-inspiring views in every direction, each of the private home sites offers a seamless, all-season connection to over 1.5 million pristine acres within the surrounding Fishlake National Forest. With construction of Phase 1 expected to be completed during summer of 2016, the the ski-in / ski-out residential development is the nation’s newest slopeside year-round set of homesites and will offer exclusive access through the resort’s private 1,200 acres to the vast forest beyond for skiing, biking, hiking or riding. Planning and design are also underway for the communities’ Phase Two consisting of ski-in/ski-out condos.
“We’re seeing more and more visitors from beyond our local cities and Las Vegas, including guests from Southern California. The secret is out and people realize that there are other winter options within reasonable travel distance.” said Eagle Point Resort’s owner and CEO, Shane Gadbaw. “This is creating pent-up demand for ownership options, and we expect this trend to continue. Not only are guests looking for an escape to the mountains, but they crave an escape from the crowds and poor snow conditions that often plague many resorts in California. After the snow season, our cooler drier location serves as getaway from the summer heat as well.”
Eagle Point Resort also announced preliminary details for Vision 2020, which includes significant upgrades to the infrastructure of the resort for 2020 and beyond. The ambitious extensive capital improvements promise to transform the guest experience of the resort. The plan includes new lodging opportunities, installation of a snow making system, new lifts to access many acres of skiable terrain, and the introduction of summer features to create a world-class, year-round destination responsibly integrated into the surrounding Fishlake National Forest.
“Life is tranquil and peaceful up here and we plan to keep it that way, while we look to expand and add amenities. What we have created at Eagle Point allows friends and families to connect with one another, and focus on what matters—making memories while skiing or riding great snow or spending summer breaks in the comfort of the mountains,” added Gadbaw. “With virtually no lift lines, Southern California residents can drive a little more to ski a lot more. And for the cost of one off-mountain hotel night elsewhere, you can enjoy a more convenient, ski-in /ski-out experience for an entire weekend.”