Many people started taking notice of Ogden, Utah after the Winter Olympic Games brought the spotlight to the beautiful snow-covered city in Utah in 2002. Pay attention, skiers and snow boarders. Ogden, Utah has some of the best snow for winter sports because of the dryness of it produces very powdery snow. According to MSNBC, the Olympics helped bring in 37 percent increases on the slopes six years after the appearances of world-class athletes. The Snowbasin is just one of the recent Utah resorts to build itself up to attract more people to the state. The City of Ogden put $200 million toward that project. Now that Utah is on the map for its ski industry, there's no stopping it. Residents of Ogden, Utah are not complaining—Ogden moving companies and local businesses are doing just great as many people are moving to Ogden to be close to the mountains and metropolis they love.
One of the latest economic projects that Ogden, Utah has thrown in millions of dollars for is its new 125,000-square foot recreation center called Solomon, after a major ski brand. There is a bowling alley, arcade, four eateries and Gold's Gym. Because of its initiatives and its convenient location, Ogden is the regional economic hub for Northern Utah with all its city offices, county offices and all school districts are located in Ogden. The top largest employer in the area is still the Internal Revenue Service employing over 5,000 people. Other headquarters in the area include Flying J Inc, an oil company; Marketstar, a sales and marketing company; Autoliv, an automotive safety equipment firm; and the Bank of Utah, the banking services.
Ogden, Utah was settled in 1845 by Miles Goodyear. He built the first structure ever on the Weber River—the Fort Beunaventura. After a couple years, he sold the fort and the claim of the land to Mormon pioneers settling into the land. It was then called Brown's Fort, before it was called Ogden after Peter Ogden, a trapper for the Hudson Bay Company.
Ogden, Utah is for adrenaline junkies, according to Sunset Magazine. Receiving over 500 inches of real snow every winter, locals and tourists are happy to spend a few days or their whole lives conquering hill by hill or mountain by mountain. This is a place to go if you love ski resorts, whitewater kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking and relaxing next to a fire. The city of Ogden is very dedicated in making their city the premier place to go in the country for adventures and vacations. One of the resorts is the Red Moose Lodge, where you can use their spa and sip hot chocolate next to the fire.