Ski lift of the week: Lookout at Eagle Point resort

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Where • Lookout at Eagle Point

Type • Quad

Vertical drop • 1,200 feet

Number of runs • 14

Difficulty rating • Mostly advanced

Why try it • Plenty of steep runs at Utah's newest resort

The ride • After getting to Eagle Point, 18 miles east of Beaver and almost midway between Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, you can reach the base of this quad chairlift from the main parking area at Skyline Lodge by taking Big Horn and Falling Water runs to The Narrows, a long traverse. It also can be reached from the lower Canyonside Lodge via Subway Bowl or a short expert run, Miles Meteor. One quirky feature: To reach a half dozen runs up the Paiute Crossing ridge trail requires a short ride up a gradual slope in a treaded vehicle.

Runs to try:

Hoodoos • All of the runs off Lookout have a pretty good pitch, but the honor for steepness goes to Hoodoos, which was called Route 66 when the resort was Elk Meadows.

Tushar • The geographical name now attached to a run previously called Desperado, this run next to Hoodoos offers intermediates a little less steepness on their ride to the bottom.

Satisfaction • The only run off Lookout that retained its name from the Elk Meadows days, it has a long, steady descent to go along with changing fall lines. Good for getting a leg burn going.

Mike Gorrell