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Welcome to Huntsville, Eden and Liberty

A.K.A. Ogden Hole – the original 1825 name given to this valley paradise in honor of Peter Skene Ogden, British trapper and explorer. Ogden was the first European to enter, map and describe the incredible place that would eventually become Utah’s best kept adventure secret.
Ogden Hole offers breathtaking landscapes, diverse wildlife, year round outdoor recreation and fine dining.  Experience the greatest snow on earth as you descend the slopes at any of three world-class resorts – Snow Basin, Powder Mountain, Nordic Valley. Catch air wakeboarding at Pineview reservoir. Horseback ride, mountain bike or hike miles of pristine mountain trails. Play 18 holes at legendary Wolf Creek golf course.
What ever adventure you’re looking for, Ogden Hole has something special for you!

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Upcoming Events

Full Event Calendar

New Exhibit – Riding in Style

Union Station Museums
2501 Wall Avenue
Ogden, UT 84401
Ongoing through Friday, September 30, 2016

An exhibit highlighting the evolution of passenger train travel and the African American railroad service workers who settled in Ogden and built a vibrant community. This exhibit was created in partnership with the Community Advocates of Northern Utah and made possible through the generous support of our sponsors.
Opening Saturday, July 30, 2016 Arts & Culture Categories: * CULTURAL
Audience: Children, Teens, Adults, Athletes, Businesses, Members
Type of Event: Activities, Educational, Exhibit
Cost: Included with museum admission.
Gallery Details: Utah State Railroad Museum Open 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday
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ECAC Exhibit: Main Gallery Paintings by Steph…

Eccles Community Art Center
2580 Jefferson Avenue
Ogden, Utah 84401
Ongoing through Friday, September 30, 2016

The Eccles Community Art Center 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden will display the work of two Ogden artists during September. On display in the Main Gallery will be the recent paintings of Stephen Hedgepeth while the Carriage House Gallery will feature paintings by Mac Stevenson. A reception for the artists will coincide with Ogden's Art Stroll on Friday, September 2, 2016 from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is free. For more information: www.ogden4arts.org. Arts & Culture Categories: * VISUAL ARTS, Art
Audience: Children, Teens, Adults, Members
Type of Event: Exhibit
Cost: Complimentary Admission
Contact: ECAC staff: 801-392-6935
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Exhibit: Kirsti Ransdell open thru October 4t…

Myra Powell Gallery / Union Station
2501 Wall Avenue
Ogden UT 84401
Ongoing through Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Exhibit: Kirsti Ransdell open thru October 4th Arts & Culture Categories: * VISUAL ARTS, Photography
Audience: Children, Teens, Adults, Athletes, Businesses, Members
Type of Event: Exhibit, Shopping, Show
Cost: FREE to look but bring your VISA to buy.
Contact: Danial Larsen galleries@theunionstation.org
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A short history of Ogden Valley

and “What the HEL?”

What happened? Peter Skene Ogden and his troop of trappers and Indian scouts entered the valley in May of 1825, trapped nearly 600 beaver and described the valley as totally awesome! Stumbling across rival American trappers on the Weber River who claimed he was trespassing, Ogden soon found his circumstances uncertain, if not precarious. Threatening to take possession of his booty and promising higher pay to his men, rebellion and skirmish ensued. Suddenly relieved of his pelts and men, Mr. Ogden, obliged to make a hasty retreat, inadvertently staged Ogden Valley’s first (and spontaneous) race on an out-and-back course, narrowly escaping with his life! So unfolded the unprecedented debut of outdoor adventure in Ogden Valley! Ogden never returned again, leaving behind only the legacy of his name – Ogden’s Hole.

Some 30 years following the discovery of Ogden Valley, Mormon settlers founded three mountain towns, still proudly flourishing today – Huntsville, Eden and Liberty. Denoted simply by the acronym HEL, the irreverent irony of a place so heavenly is comically fitting to the original misadventure Mr. Ogden and his Hudson Bay Co. trappers.

Read all about Ogden Valley’s discovery by British fur trappers on May 16th thru 25th, 1825!

Peter Skene Ogden’s journals – http://user.xmission.com/~drudy/mtman/html/ogdenjrl.html

William Kittson (PS Ogden’s chief clerk)- http://user.xmission.com/~drudy/mtman/html/kitjrl.html

Ogden Valley continues to make outdoor sport and recreation history. Home to 2002 Winter Olympic ski venue Snow Basin, Ogden Valley boasts Powder Mountain and Nordic Valley resorts as well. Host to world class Ogden Marathon, Xterra and national cycling competitions, its plain to see why Ogden Valley is a ‘HEL’ of a place!