Sipapu's owners to operate Utah ski area


James Coleman, managing partner of Mountain Capital Partners, recently announced that he is entering into an operating agreement with Skyline Mountain Base to manage and operate Nordic Valley Ski Resort in Eden, Utah.

Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort and Pajarito Mountain in New Mexico, and Hesperus Ski Area in Colorado, also are managed by Mountain Capital Partners.

"We're excited to add Nordic Valley to our family of ski resorts and begin working with the resort staff," said Coleman. "Nordic Valley is a fantastic ski area and is consistent with our goals as a company of making skiing affordable to everyone in order to continue growing the sport."

Nordic Valley Ski Resort, located is only 25 minutes from downtown Ogden and was first established in 1968.

Nordic Valley offers beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain for skiing and snowboarding with 140 acres, 23 trails, four lifts, a terrain park and snowmaking that covers 60 percent of terrain. The Utah ski area receives an average of 300 inches of snow annually and has a 965-foot vertical. It also features a day lodge, rental shop and ski & snowboard school.

"We are very happy to partner with Mountain Capital Partners, who will run the operations of Nordic Valley starting this month," stated Laurent Jouffray, Skyline Mountain Base, LLC board member. "We're committed to the success of the resort and its future developments and are confident that it will become one of the best ski resort destinations in the U.S."

Nordic Valley is a family-friendly resort,known for its ski and ride school and beginner terrain. The boutique ski area became known internationally as the best downhill training ski area for the 2002 Winter Olympics.

In the summer, Nordic Valley offers a variety of activities, including lift-served mountain biking and hiking, an 18-hole disc golf course, a 400-foot long Slip'N Slide, bungee trampoline and Nordic Nights Saturday evening concert-series.

Coleman announced that the 2018/2019 Nordic Valley season pass has been reduced this year and will be offered at $299 for adults and includes unlimited access with no blackout dates to Nordic Valley as well as Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort in New Mexico, Pajarito Mountain in New Mexico, and Hesperus Ski Area in Colorado.