Going Local: Cherry Peak Resort

Located near Logan and the Utah-Idaho border, Cherry Peak is definitely a hidden gem. This image shows the base lodge just after completion before the area opened for business. Photo credit: fox13now.com
Located near Logan and the Utah-Idaho border, Cherry Peak is definitely a hidden gem. This image shows the base lodge just after completion before the area opened for business. Photo credit: fox13now.com

At VIP Limousine, we understand what it’s like to start a business and work towards your dream. We started small before becoming #1 years later. Every business has a story and a dream, and Going Local loves to highlight these establishments. As we continue our series on Utah ski areas, we wanted to write about Utah’s newest pick: Cherry Peak.

Located just outside of Richmond, Utah, up north by Logan, Cherry Peak was the brainchild of local property owner John Chadwick. He dreamed of opening a ski area on the property, and skiers and boarders alike had already gone up to the slopes. The dream became a reality in 2014 with the completion of the beautiful base lodge.

Upon opening in December of 2015, Cherry Peak became the newest ski area in the state of Utah, and the first all-new area established in a long time. The resort has a commitment to keeping their skiing basic and pure, and initially operated with two triple chairlifts bought from other resorts and given a second lease on life. A third chairlift, the Summit triple, was installed the following year. It’s an environmentally-friendly option that enables Cherry Peak to maintain consistent service and pass on savings to customers.

These three triple lifts give skiers and boarders access to 200 acres and 1,265 vertical feet of Utah powder. Cherry Peak’s size does mean it is for the faint of heart; the front side has only one easy run, with the beginner pod located up higher. From the summit of 7,050 feet, there are only intermediate and advanced runs. There is also a copious amount of night skiing here, the most in northern Utah.

In addition to the alpine arena, Cherry Peak has summertime activities including a music festival. The winter also is home to a nordic skiing loop, tubing, and an ice skating rink.

There are a few other reasons, however, we think that Cherry Peak is worth a look. The first is the price. Season pass prices top out at only $239 and they include access in the summer, as well as other perks such as access to other mountains, such as Eagle Point Resort. The second is the atmosphere. This is an honest, simple resort populated primarily by locals up away from the crowds. These alone make Cherry Peak worth the trip.

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