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Monday, November 07, 2005

Ski Resort News & Opening Dates

An intense storm is expected to hit Utah over the next couple days, with the biggest punch coming Tuesday. It will bring rain to our valleys and more snow to mountain areas. It should give our ski resorts a solid base and allow most to open earlier than normal. Tentative opening dates are listed below, courtesy of

In other ski news, Alta/Snowbird have again been named the top ski area in the US by Skiing Magazine. The resorts are located adjacent to each other in Little Cottonwood Canyon, just outside of Salt Lake City. They offer a combined pass and so Skiing Magazine considers them together for its rankings. This is the fourth year in a row they have earned the top US ranking.

The magazine ranked Alta/Snowbird No 2 in North America behind Whistler Blackcomb. More details.

Tentative Ski Resort Openings
Brian Head: Nov. 11
Alta: Nov 17
Solitude: Nov 18
Snowbird: Nov 19
Park City Mountain Resort: Nov 19
The Canyons: Nov 19
Brighton: Mid Nov
Powder Mountai: Mid Nov
Snowbasin: Nov 24
Deer Valley: Dec 3
Sundance: Dec 9
Wolf Mountain: Dec 17
Beaver Mountain: TBA


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