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PRIVATE PROPERTY - Owners, over the last holiday weekend we experienced some concerns reported by our members of people skiing and snowmobiling around cabins and across private property. Please remind your guests that roads and common areas (The Lake, Park, etc) are the only areas other than your lots that your guests are legally entitled to use, all other property is privately owned by our members… your neighbors. The lots near the parking lots are most commonly abused and are still privately owned even though some have no structures. Be good neighbors and watch out for one another but also respect others property rights and properly instruct those using your cabins as you are responsible for their actions.


WINTER SEASON ROADS & TRAVEL - We expect a lot of visitors to HLA during this winter season.  As the number of winter visitors grows, parking space becomes tighter and tighter.  When you and your guests come up to HLA, please be courteous by parking close to each other and make room for everyone in the parking lots.  Longer trailers are required to be parked before the bridge and parallel to the road.  The turnaround before the bridge is plowed so please use it rather than dragging the big rigs across the bridge to turn around.

Some HLA members are plowing to their residences at their own expense.  If your cabin is along one of these routes, feel free to drive to your cabin if you have a suitable vehicle.  But, please shovel your apron and pull into your driveway. Parking on HLA roads is never allowed. If the path to your cabin isn't plowed, please park in the parking lot. Do not plow to your cabin without first consulting the HLA Roads Director. 

Travel on HLA roads is always at your own risk. Even if a road is plowed, check the road condition before you travel on it. Only 4WD or AWD vehicles with good snow tires are suitable on the plowed roads. If you or your guest gets stuck, you are responsible for getting unstuck!  If a vehicle isn't suitable, please park it in the parking lot. 

Snowmobilers and ATVs: When riding on plowed roads, please stay on the flats and do not ride the berms. Riding the banks crushes the edge and makes it harder for the plows to keep the roads open.

A final reminder:  If you come through the HLA gate and the gate area is icy, please stop and spread some ice melt.  This reduces the chance that the next member slides into and damages the gate.  A large blue bin with ice melt is located at each HLA gate.  Please spread ice melt liberally.  It is much easier to refill the bin than to fix a damaged gate!

 Thank you,

Sue Pollard

HLA Roads Director

Posted: 1-5-2016

WINTER ACCESS PROJECT CONTINUES - We are excited to learn our volunteer plow group will continue the winter access program to several sections of Mountainside this winter. Last year's winter access program was very successful in moving vehicles from the parking lot to driveways to allow less parking congestion. Not all areas can be plowed by the group based on current donated equipment and volunteered time.

A group of volunteer members have been trained to remove snow from the roads in an effort to keep roads passable by capable motor vehicles in certain areas during the winter. A base of snow will be maintained for infrastructure protection and for snow machine travel.

Four wheel drive will be necessary to travel on the roads for many reasons. While the obvious of not getting stuck may seem most important another nearly as important reason is to carefully transit the area without spinning wheels which disrupts the base that has been groomed very intentionally and carefully for winter stability and spring run-off.

**In an effort to maintain good order and passable roads please help the plow group by not interfering with their pushback areas. DO NOT park on any road or off the road in these areas - even to unload.

**If you drive your vehicle in to your property you MUST park your vehicle entirely on your property. At the end of each plow area there is a turn around zone, these are not parking areas.

There will be times where the volunteer non-funded plow group has not had an opportunity to clear the roads based on other responsibilities. During this time help by using good sense and walk in until such time that the plow group has cleared the roads.

If your vehicle gets stuck or disabled you are required to have it towed out immediately as there will be no margins for other vehicles to pass as snow begins to stack on the sides.

It is with great hope and anticipation that this program will allow easy access to homes and greatly reduce parking issues in both parking lots allowing that area to be used for parking large trailers and two wheel drive cars.

At some point during late winter the volunteer group has graciously agreed to pay for a snow blow back out of personal funds.

If you wish to help with this project contact Clark Hill to receive training prior to moving snow as infrastructure and pushback have been marked for specific reasons. Because this project will benefit many and is privately funded at great cost to these members donations or any help is very much welcomed.


Posted: 12-2-2016


*Do not block other vehicle or trailers. This will result in your vehicle being moved or towed.

*If you vehicle does not have an HLA sticker with lot number please leave your lot number & name on your dash so you can be contacted if necessary.

*Do not park or drive your car or OHV on the properties around the parking lots. This is trespassing.

*No trailers are allowed beyond the large parking lot  just past the bridge.

*Only two place or smaller trailers are allowed in the large parking lot just past the bridge.

*Trailers larger than two place MUST be parked on the side of the road before the bridge.


Posted: 12-2-16

WATER SYSTEM UPDATE POWERPOINT BY CLARK HILL (CLICK THIS  LINK) - Members please take a moment and look at the PowerPoint by clicking on the blue link above. Clark Hill created the presentation for the membership to see what was accomplished this year with your water system. Clark and Verl are also to thank for the amazing transformation at the bridge this year. More exciting improvements to come!
Posted: 11-20-2016


Over the past 3-4 years HLA has made major improvements in our water system.  Some of these include replacing 1-2 inch lines with 4 inch BLUE BRUTE lines.  We have dug up, identified  and made changes at the water storage tanks.  We have installed  isolation valves to assist in locating leaks.  We are currently replacing a one inch line with a four inch BLUE BRUTE line as that line needs to provide delivery service to three additional cabins.  One of our major goals is to provide redundancy to the delivery system and this new line will eventually be tied with one of the two new lines from the lake tanks. Eventually all four inch lines will be interconnected. These changes have allowed our system to increase water pressure to more acceptable levels of service at the highest points in HLA.  This is possible as the water stored in these new pipes has increased by 200-400 percent increasing gravitational push and helping us comply with state water delivery requirements.

Pressures have increased from sometimes 20 pounds (top of Aspen Loop) to up to 140 pounds at the cabins on Weber drive. This now requires that ALL cabins install pressure reduction valves in the line between your water meter and your cabin.  These PRVs have been required in new construction for over 15 years.  It is recommended that the installation be performed prior to turning on your water in the springtime.  A main line PRV will be installed at the top of Weber Drive next spring.  Installing one of these further up River Vu would have the effect of reducing the water pressure at the top of Aspen Loop to unacceptable levels.

Our goal is to replace all obsolete (too small and brittle) lines over the next 3-5 years.

Special thanks to the water committee, especially Clark Hill who has spent over 400 volunteer hours this year.  Bret Christiansen has done an incredible job of documenting our system which is a request that has not been met in almost two decades. As the documentation continues an effort to gather historical documents from past water directors and committees members will continue and all documentation will be scanned and kept digitally for our future generations to more completely understand our decisions today and control costs as the system develops and is replaced with modern engineering systems and materials.

Clark Hill has prepared a comprehensive PowerPoint for the membership. Please click this link to view.

Posted: 11-20-2016

FIREWORKS PROHIBITED - HLA would like to remind members, family and guests that all types of fireworks are prohibited (yes, even sparklers & snaps) within the association to include private property, common areas and green space during the entire year. Violators will be fined up to $500.00

Posted: Constant

PROPANE SUPPLIER ENTRY - The following five propane companies have been authorized to enter HLA to service customers.  Each company has been provided a FOB (frequency operated button) registered to that particular company.  Codes previously issued have been removed from the Security Gate System.  Any member who uses a supplier other than the five listed must escort that supplier into HLA. 

The propane companies are presented in no particular order and members are encouraged to shop the suppliers for the best price.

Suburban Propane Co.

AmeriGas Co.

T7 Propane Co.

Utah LP Gas Co.

Hone Propane Co.

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ATV CERTIFICATION - You can now get your child ATV certified on-line for $30. Go to http://stateparks.utah.gov/ohv/education for more information.

Hidden Lake Association requires any person under the age of 16 (or any person without a Utah Driver's License) operating an Off-Highway Vehicle on HLA Corporation property to possess a valid Utah OHV certificate. Property owners can be fined by HLA BoD for violations of this rule.

Also, any person under the age of 18 is required to wear a helmet while operating an OHV  on HLA Corporation property. If you are over 18 it certainly is a good example to wear a helmet and it can save your life!

Posted: Constant

LAKE FISHING - The Hidden Lake will be planted by a private vendor and paid for through HLA funds. The Hidden Lake is private property and is entirely within the boundaries of the Hidden Lake Association. Currently the lake suffers complete winter kill each year and there is no state funded fish left in the lake. Based on this information the lake has been deemed by the Directors as a private lake for fishing by members and their approved guests only, with unauthorized people being officially trespassed per this notification and gate signage. Additionally, the Directors voted to control fishing by implementing the policy of TWO FISH PER DAY PER CABIN.

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HIDDEN LAKE HISTORY - In 2003 then President Dean Carr researched and authored a summary of our history based on the minutes from meetings over many decades. The book was bound and offered for a minimal price to cover the production cost. This week Dean offered to release the document as a MS Word document. It is available for download in the document services section. Enjoy learning or for some members reliving our interesting past.

Posted: Constant

codeRED - Summit County codeRED system is a reverse 911 system that alerts landlines, cell phones, and VOIPs of critical public safety matters, utility outages, missing persons, evacuations or other matters deemed important by county officials. codeRED is available for sign-up here. Please sign-up today! Cell phones welcome.

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NON-PAYMENT OF DUES - If you find that your FOB does not activate the gate and/or your water has been shut-off, you have likely been deactivated due to non-payment of dues. Please contact Ways & Means Director or Treasurer for more information.

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SPECIAL PROJECTS INFORMATION - If you are planning demolition, building, remodeling, reconstruction, landscaping or any other special project which requires large equipment, may impact the association in general, private property or infrastructure please contact an HLA Director to make an appointment with the Special Projects Analysis Program Committee.  If you are unsure whether your project may require SPAPC involvement please contact a Clark Hill HLA Special Projects Director for further information. The SPAPC form is available in the Document Services section.

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 Systems Status is not real time and is meant only as notification to the systems and their current operational or technical status as reported by members.



HLA Fire Alert Condition: LOW


Report fire mitigation hours to Bob Kooyman


Well System: Normal Delivery
Middle Spring System: Normal Delivery
Riverside System: Normal Delivery


Report problem or request info Troy Carr


Travel on HLA roads or property is at your own risk at all times in all conditions

Mountainside: Open as plowed

Riverside: Open as plowed


Report damage, problems or request info Clark Hill


Mountainside: Operable

Riverside: Operable


Report problem or request code/FOB Darren Backman


Mountainside: No reported outages

Riverside: No reported outages


Report outages and/or down lines to RMP

All activity on HLA property is at your own risk including the lake and river recreational area

Fishing Status: Open

       Fishing Limits: Fall time no limit


Report Problems to Mike Davis


                   Park Rules & Requirements
- Park hours 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
- Main park must be reserved
- Reservation fee of $50 is required
- Reservation fee refundable after inspection
- If main park is not reserved - first come
- East private picnic areas can't be reserved and
  are for small family use as first come only
- Park must be cleaned and closed by 10:00 PM
- No facilities or running water provided
- Members are required to remove and properly
  dispose of all garbage
- Parking is very limited. Large groups are required
  to park in the parking lot by the river and shuttled
  to the park. Walking and ATV transport is
- No vehicles or ATV are allowed in the park
- Cabins, roads and members in the area are not to
  be impacted by park use
Fire pit use:
Prohibited during any fire restrictions
Fire wood not provided
- Fire extinguisher and full water buckets must be at
  the fire pit
- Small controllable fires only not to exceed the fire
  pit ring or three feet in height
- Fire must be completely extinguished by copious
  amounts of water prior to leaving

Request reservation Bryan Christensen


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