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!

What’s Happening in Ogden Hole?

Soul Unlimited featuring Ellis Hall

Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts
Ongoing through Friday, September 22, 2017, 9:30pm
Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Ellis Hall, vocalist & keyboard

See what happens when Soul music's most brilliant minds receives the symphonic treatment, as the Utah Symphony performs classics from Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, The Temptations, and more, with special guest vocalist and keyboardist Ellis Hall. You'll be transported through the 60s, 70s, and 80s with stunning interpretations of Soul music's greatest hits. Arts & Culture Categories: * PERFORMING ARTS, * CULTURAL, Band, Instrumental, Music, Rhythm-Blues, Symphony
Audience: Teens, Adults, Athletes, Businesses, Members
Type of Event: Concert, Entertainment, Show
Cost: $15-$42
Contact: 801-399-9214
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Christmas Village

Municipal Gardens
2500 Grant Ave
Ogden, UT
Ongoing through Friday, December 30, 2016, 12am
Ogden City’s Christmas Village illuminates downtown Ogden with its magnificent festive lights every year from the Saturday after Thanksgiving through the first weekend in January.

Bundle up and come stroll through the village and enjoy the sights and sounds of the season. Beginning Nov 30, Santa will greet children in his castle Mon – Fri, 6 to 9pm, and Saturdays, 5 to 9pm through Dec 23. Pictures with Santa are just $5. Schedule pre-school group tours of Christmas Village with Mrs Santa 801-629-8720.

Enjoy live entertainment in the Amphitheater Mon – Sat, 6 to 8pm; call 801-645-3772 if you would like to perform. Hot chocolate sales will benefit the Shoes for Tots program.

You will find yourself in a dazzling winter wonderland set aglow with Christmas lights. Adding to the magnificent beauty is the unique setting of cottages located in the park for everyone to enjoy. Each cottage has its own theme and is modeled after Santa’s North Pole Village.

Christmas Village will be lit from 5pm to midnight through Jan 4, 2012. Special Event Categories: Annual, Holiday
Audience: Children, Adults, Businesses
Type of Event: * DOWNTOWN, Entertainment, Exhibit, Food, Outdoors, Parade
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Ogden Christmas Village

Ogden Amphitheater and Municipal Gardens
353 25th Street
Ogden, UT
Ongoing through Sunday, January 1, 2017, 10pm
Open Monday through Friday from 6pm to 9pm and Saturday from 5pm to 9pm, the Christmas Village lights will be turned on from 5:00 pm until midnight every night.

Christmas Village has TWO trains. Both are free! The Mini Polar Express is located in the northeast corner of the Municipal Gardens and takes you through a glow in the dark Christmas Tunnel. It runs Mon through Fri from 6pm to 9pm and on Saturday from 5pm to 9pm.

The Jupiter Train takes you for a quick ride through the heart or Ogden. You can board it at 353 25th Street, Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm to 9pm.

Santa Claus will be at the village Monday through Friday from 6pm to 9pm and Saturdays from 5pm to 9pm.

Mrs. Claus gives tours to preschool-aged children on weekdays from 10am to 2pm. Call 629-8720 to schedule a tour. Category: Special Events
Cost: Free
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Want more? Check out the Ogden Hole calendar.


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 –

William Kittson (PS Ogden’s chief clerk)-