LOGAN CANYON — With the weather getting cold enough to snow a little in parts of Northern Utah this past weekend, it’s not too early to think about the upcoming ski season. For 80 years now, winter enthusiasts have headed to Beaver Mountain. The resort was founded in 1939 by Harold and Luella Seeholzer and continues to be strong as one of the few long-time, completely family-owned resorts in the country.
On KVNU’s For the People program this past week, president of the resort Marge Seeholzer said a monument and plaque to honor the founders will be unveiled Saturday, October 5th at 12:30 p.m. at the mountain. Everyone is invited.
“We’re erecting a monument right outside the lodge, with an inscription on to the founders. And then just a short history on the plaque, as much as you can put,” said Seeholzer. “Then, my son is putting together a little keepsake book for everyone to have also, that includes more history and a lot of those fun, old pictures.”
There is no charge for attending. Seeholzer said the resort happened because her father-in-law wanted more options when it came to skiing.
“He was such an outdoors guy and a winter recreational guy. Back before they had a road through Logan Canyon, there would be trappers go up the canyon, and they’d stay for days and weeks. Their families at home had absolutely no way to get a hold of them and they’d worry.
“So, they’d call Harold and say ‘could you maybe get your snowshoes on and go up and see if they’re okay?’ That’s the kind of things he did and he wanted to start the resort for winter recreation for his children and their friends.”
She said there will be a short program and those attending should arrive a little after noon and dress warmly. Seeholzer said after the program everyone is invited inside the lodge for a light lunch.
AUDIO: Marge Seeholzer talks to Jason Williams on For the People on 9/25/2019