Nordic Valley Ski Resort Opens New Lift

Nordic Express Summit Celebration

Nordic Valley Ski Resort has officially opened its first high-speed chairlift on Sunday, January 24 with at least six brand-new trails. These improvements are a part of the largest expansion project in resort history.

The new six-person chairlift, named the Nordic Express, is the resort’s first new lift in over 10 years and Nordic Valley is now just one of three Utah resorts to offer a lift of this type. Manufactured by Leitner Poma, it is 4,213 feet in length with a vertical of 1,400 feet. The high-speed lift is located on a brand new area – 300 skiable acres that’s been owned by Nordic Valley but never developed.

In addition to the Nordic Express, the resort is opening at least six trails that have never been open to the public before: beginner (green) trails Lolly Lolly Lolly, Hiccup, Wasatch, Viking Highway, and Bifrost; intermediate (blue) trail Valkyrie. Mountain teams expect to open extreme (double black) trails Show Me and Great Odin’s Raven along with advanced (black) trails TBS, Pine Creek, 2020, and others later this season. Nordic Valley plans to hold a grand opening at a later date, when more terrain is open to ride.


Roughly 50 of the 300 acres in the expansion area are skiable for this winter. Fessler said that the additional terrain (which will more than triple the skiable acres at Nordic Valley) will continue to be developed after this season.

Nordic Valley is open for daily operations from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. When purchased online and in advance, tickets are as low as $9. Kids ages 10 and younger ski FREE everyday.

For more information, visit nordicvalley.ski.

Stuart is the founder, writer and wrangler at several sites including Gastronomic SLC, Utah Now and, The Utah Review; Stuart is a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune and has worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.