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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Snowbird Will Open Friday, Nov 7

Two cold winter storms have now blasted northern Utah and snow is starting to pile up at Utah's ski resorts. As a result, Utah resorts are scrambling to open ahead of schedule.

Snowbird will be the first to open. It provides this information:

"Snowbird will be offering the Aerial Tram and two lifts, Gadzoom and Mid-Gad, to skiers and riders beginning Friday at 9 a.m. Expected open terrain includes Regulator Johnson from the top of Hidden Peak, as well as Big Emma and Bassackwards. Additional lifts and terrain will open as conditions permit. The Snowbird Center and Creekside Lodge will be offering multiple food, merchandise and equipment rental options throughout the weekend."

"More than 3 feet of snow has fallen in November, and cold temperatures have allowed snow guns to operate, adding to the already impressive early season snow totals. Last year, Snowbird received 611 inches of The Greatest Snow on Earth® and had a 183-day season with skiing and riding from Nov. 30 to June 22."

See the Snowbird website for more information.

That will be the second earliest start to a season in the resort’s 38-year history.

Other resorts will follow quickly. Most will be open by Thanksgiving weekend. Watch this blog for details.


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