Nordic Valley Ski Resort welcomed 2018 with a special 50 th Anniversary fireworks display that wowed the crowd..
Honoring its roots as a family friendly ski resort, Nordic Valley set off their celebration at 7:00 pm New Years Eve to enable all ages
to attend the festivities. The torchlight parade simultaneously kicked off with the beginning of the fireworks show. The fireworks
sparkled reflecting off of the snow and a special 50 th Anniversary emblem was lit off at the end of the fireworks. Cheering revelers
enjoyed the show as well as the Carne Asada Tacos offered in the Nordic Grill.
The 50th Anniversary New Year’s Celebration honored the beginnings of the Resort. Bringing back the original Nordic Valley logo. So many reminiscent of "I learned to Ski at Nordic Valley"
In the fall of 1960 Arthur Christiansen purchased the Silver Bell Ranch from Taylor Burton in Liberty, Utah.
Part of the property was located on mountainside terrain, so additional plans were eventually made to develop a ski hill with two
chairlifts and several ski runs for the beginning, intermediate, and advanced skier. In the mid 60's, the hillside made for a popular
toboggan, sledding and tubing area to locals. In the latter part of the 60's, the Nordic Valley Ski Area was born, the sledding hill was
equipped with a tow rope and soon became known as the beginners ski hill. A few years after that the ski area was expanded to
include a double chairlift. Additional terrain was prepped, cleared and Nordic Valley offered more ski runs in 1970. A short time after
that the tow rope on the beginner's hill was replaced with a 2nd chairlift.
Lights were also installed along the main lift to the top of the hill with lights following some of the runs down to the bottom of the hill.
With the completion of the lights, the ski hill was one of the first ski areas in Northern Utah to offer night skiing which soon became a
popular and convenient time to ski. Mr. Christiansen named the area Nordic Valley, mainly because of his Norwegian ancestry. The
Nordic Valley Ski Lodge was named Odin Hall. Before it was a lodge, it was a hay barn complete with two hay shoots that ran from
the basement of the structure all the way to the roof reaching two cupola vents situated on top of the barn, tack rooms were located in
The festivities were enjoyed by all! Thank You Art Christiansen for starting the beginnings of something very special! Happy New