Reds are coming on!

 

 
The red colors in the Valley are finally coming on!  Still in patchwork fashion, but pretty nonetheless!  We took a hike on the Skyline Trail from Pineview Reservoir on Friday. Glorious!
 
Follow Powder Mountain and Snowbasin on Instagram or Facebook for color changes at the higher elevations.  On weekends, ride the gondola at Snowbasin to get up high fast!
 
Scenic Drive 1:  Ogden Canyon (Monte Cristo) (Utah State Route 39).  
Along this drive, you will see a few beautiful waterfalls. To get up Ogden Canyon, in Ogden take 12th Street and head Eastbound towards the mountains. It will take you right up the Canyon. You will reach Pineview Reservoir, Eden, and also a Monastary with gift shop east of Huntsville. From here you can head to Logan.
 
Scenic Drive 2:  Trapper’s Loop. 
This scenic backway runs between Huntsville and Mountain Green along the eastern side of the Wasatch range. Like the Ogden River Scenic Byway, this route is also wonderful as the leaves change colors. This scenic routes can be combined with others on the map into a partial loop by traveling I-84 through the Weber Canyon, which is itself a very attractive route.
 
 
HOTLINE
The U.S Forest Service has set up an automated foliage hotline to help you decide where to go for a drive or photography. The number is 1-800-354-4595 (although as of today they are still reporting 2013 – we hope that gets updated soon!).  Visit www.fs.fed.us/fallcolors/2014 (for whole country), or jump to Unita-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Web Site and watch the short video.
 
Check out www.VisitOgdenValley.comwith interactive maps for Lodging, Dining, Recreation and more.  Plan your trip to enjoy our cool mountain air and the colors of Autumn!
 
Ogden Valley Events Coming Up:
 
Snowbasin’s Blues, Brews & BBQ – Free Summer Concert Series every Sunday through September 28th, 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM.
 
Live Music at Alpine Pizza & Pasta on Friday Nights; Ladies Night is Tuesdays
 
Live Music at Harley & Buck’s on weekends
 
$2 Taco Tuesdays at Carlos and Harley’s 11 AM – 9 PM.
 
Through Sept:   Ogden Valley Open Market.  Local produce, food and products. Musical entertainment.   Thursdays 5:30 PM to dusk.  Look for the marketplace sign next to Century 21 building at 2405 N. Hwy 158 in Eden. www.ogdenvalleyopenmarket.com
 
Sept 27:  Huntsville Marathon is a Boston Qualifier.  Run from Monte Cristo to Huntsville Park in Ogden Valley.  Cash prizes to overall full and half marathons for men and women, plus Utah Record Award.  10K, 5K and Children’s Fun Run.www.huntsvilleutahmarathon.com.


The OVBA and Community CERT Invites Local Businesses to Learn about Business Continuity Planning

The Ogden Valley Business Association and Community CERT Invites OVBA Members and Local Businesses to Learn about business continuity planning that will help your business open sooner after a disaster on Thursday, September 18th, at noon at the Luis’s Mexican Restaurant 2550 North 4920 East, Eden. The cost is $5 for OVBA members and $10 for non-OVBA members, which includes lunch served by Luis’s. Please RSVP by September 15 to ensure lunch availability.

The Ogden Valley CERT program has graciously invited Matt Beaudry who is the Program Manager for the Utah Division of Emergency Management’s, Be Ready Business program. BRB is a free statewide program, as part of the Be Ready Utah, outreach program, preparing Utahns for likely catastrophic disasters by sharing preparedness tips and training. Matt’s background includes 20-plus years in the fire service, responding as a firefighter, paramedic, and hazardous materials technician. He has taught the Incident Command System (ICS) and other FEMA courses related to emergency management, throughout Utah for the past three years before assuming his current role with DEM. He holds degrees in Emergency Services Management and Communications, and teaches at Utah Valley University as an Adjunct Faculty.

The mission of The Ogden Valley Business Association is to promote and support member businesses of Ogden Valley and Ogden Canyon by providing opportunities for improving commerce, to be an economic resource for the betterment of our community and its visitors, and by fostering a robust economic climate, through the promotion of our natural and cultural resources. For more information visit www.ovba.org

The Ogden Valley Business Association Invites Members and Local Businesses to Learn about Member Benefits and Enter Prize Drawings

Local business owners are invited along with members to the next OVBA meeting on Thursday, August 21st, at noon at the Ogden Valley Branch of the Weber County Library in Huntsville. The cost is $5 for OVBA members and $10 for non-OVBA members, which includes lunch served by the Valley Market Deli. Please RSVP by August 19th to ensure lunch availability.

OVBA Webmaster Pamela Mitchell will briefly explain at least 15 OVBA member benefits as a refresher to busy business owners. She will also provide detailed instruction on the two most powerful benefits for business to get the word out about their offerings, specials and events. And just for fun, attendees may enter a drawing for a chance to win one of two $150.00 credits toward membership dues or any of OVBA’s customer list services.

The mission of The Ogden Valley Business Association is to promote and support member businesses of Ogden Valley and Ogden Canyon by providing opportunities for improving commerce, to be an economic resource for the betterment of our community and its visitors, and by fostering a robust economic climate, through the promotion of our natural and cultural resources. For more information visit www.ovba.org

Learn about Wolf Creek Golf Course

OVBA General Meeting – Friday, May 16th – “The economic impact and value of the Wolf Creek Golf Course as a recreational amenity for the Ogden Valley.”

Local business owners are invited along with members to the next OVBA meeting on Friday, May 16th at noon at the Wolf Creek Golf Course, Eden, UT.   The cost is $5 for OVBA members and $10 for non-OVBA members, which includes lunch served by The Patio Grill and 9 holes of golf.  Please RSVP to terry @ ovba.org by May 12th to ensure lunch availability.

Meet Evan Byers, Wolf Creek Golf Course, Director of Golf, for a presentation on the economic impact and the value as a recreational amenity the golf course presents for the Ogden Valley.  After a brief 15 – 20 minute presentation members who would like are invited by Wolf Creek Golf Course to enjoy the rest of their afternoon by playing 9 holes free of charge. For those playing, on-course contests will be offered.

The mission of The Ogden Valley Business Association is to promote and support member businesses of Ogden Valley and Ogden Canyon by providing opportunities for improving commerce, to be an economic resource for the betterment of our community and its visitors, and by fostering a robust economic climate, through the promotion of our natural and cultural resources.

TOP TEN REASONS to attend the 12th Annual Snowdance and Auction

Snowdance and Auction

Need a reason or “10” to attend the winter event of the season?

10      A special evening out with friends (book your own table for 6 or 10) or meet and mingle with new acquaintances.

9        Saturday date night!  Don’t have a date?  Consider volunteering so you are there!

8        Mountain Evening Party Attire.  Take your party clothes out to play – dress it up or enjoy yourself in mountain casual attire.

7        Community support for the biggest event of the year benefiting our local businesses in the Ogden Valley Business Association.

6        Philanthropy.  You are helping the Snowbasin Adaptive Sports Education Foundation, a non-profit organization, with their program to assist disabled athletes and their families enjoy winter sports.

5        Music by Shades of Grey, playing crowd favorites for dancing, listening and singing along.

4        Silent and Live Auctions.  Have fun bidding on a variety of goods and services.

3        Be entertained by Deedee Corradini, current President of Women’s Ski Jumping and former Mayor of Salt Lake City, with her experiences dealing with the International Olympic Committee.

2        Fabulous dinner with a choice!  Salmon Fillet with Orange-Lime Beurre Glaze or Hazelnut Crusted Pork Loin, finished with a very yummy dessert!

1        THINK SNOW!  Annual Snowdance to Laugh, Dine, Dance and Make it Snow!

The event is held at Earl’s Lodge, Snowbasin Resort on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 6:30 pm.  Tickets may be purchased online or you may request a form to mail payment.   Register NOW to ensure your dinner choice; don’t miss out due to limited seating.  Event organizers are still accepting auction items, contact Gladys at (801) 388-8977 for questions, comments or auction contributions.