PARADISE, Utah — Public awareness of a new ski resort in northern Utah has snowballed since its quiet debut last winter.

The Standard-Examiner in Ogden reported ( Friday that Whisper Ridge is officially opening this season, unveiling access to 110 square miles of terrain.

The resort has no lifts, lodges or season passes.

Instead, guests can make tracks on land between Paradise and Eden near the Weber-Cache county line.

The resort will soon have leases on two adjoining private properties that touch Morgan County.

Operators have a helicopter and eight custom-built snowcats.

The runs have roughly a 3,300-foot drop and snowfall on average is 330 inches in the last few years.

Whisper Ridge is the second ski area to open in Cache County in the last two years.

Information from: Standard-Examiner,

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