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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Exhibit: Main Gallery: Charles Gilmore Carria...

Eccles Community Art Center
2580 Jefferson Avenue
Ogden, Utah 84401
Ongoing through Saturday, January 28, 2017
The Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden will exhibit paintings by Charles Gilmore in the Main Gallery while featuring the accepted entries from the Petite Impressions Competition in the Carriage House Gallery during January 2017. A reception for the artists is scheduled in association with Ogden's Art Stroll Friday, January 6, 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information about the art center and its exhibits, please visit: Arts & Culture Categories: * VISUAL ARTS, Art
Audience: Children, Teens, Adults, Businesses, Members
Type of Event: Exhibit
Cost: Complimentary Admission
Contact: ECAC staff: 801-392-6935
Gallery Details: The Eccles Community Art Center, a Victorian sandstone mansion, exhibits work of local, regional, and nationally known artists. The mansion houses the offices of the art center, the Junior League, Weber Arts and Rotary. Other buildings in the complex hold studios for the arts and dance classes sponsored by the center, which are open to the public. An excellent sales/gift gallery, which represents over sixty local Northern Utah artists, is found in the carriage house. Colorful gardens with a growing collection of sculpture complete the center. Gallery/office Hours: Weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Habitat for Humanity's Garage Sale Fundraiser

980 20th Street
Ogden UT 84401
Sunday, January 22, 2017, 10am – 5pm
Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties sponsors a HUGE INDOOR GARAGE SALE for the community!

Everything at the warehouse is for sale, and it's all up for grabs at a discounted price. Items range from furniture, pots and pans, and other household items to clothing and so much more.

All proceeds go toward home building and repair efforts in our local community. Community Categories: *PUBLIC SERVICES, Community Event
Audience: Children, Teens, Adults, Athletes, Businesses
Type of Event: Activities, Fundraiser, Shopping
Contact: 801-475-9821 or
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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)-