BEAVER, Utah (ABC4 Utah) Sunny skies and bad luck are forcing a southern Utah snow resort to close early for the season.
A broken lift, little snow, and the serious injury of the base operations manager during a skiing accident all contributed to the closure of Eagle Point Resort, according to the resort’s Facebook page.
“I have to find a new job, obviously,” Andrew Black said.
Black and other Eagle Point Resort employees were expecting at least another month of work at the facility near Beaver.
“It is a little frustrating but we kind of have to deal with it sometimes,” Black said.
Alec Hornstein lives near the resort. While he’s disappointed the lifts aren’t running, he doesn’t expect his backcountry business won’t been impacted by the closure.
“The yurts are pretty heavily booked so it will more, just affect how many people are around the resort here but I don’t think it will affect my business in any way,” Hornstein said, owner of Tushar Mountain Tours.
ABC4 Utah has learned that if a storm drops fresh powder within the next few weeks, the resort may reopen for a weekend.
Attempts to reach resort managment were unsuccessful Thursday.