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Thursday, March 24, 2011

As Snow Keeps Falling, Resorts Staying Open

Our title above is taken from this Salt Lake Tribune article about snow levels at Utah resorts. We are in a wet cycle and snowpack is running above normal. More storms are expected and so resorts are pushing back their closing dates.

Here are excerpts from the news article.

A series of storms hitting the state during the next three days could add another couple of feet at favorable locations like Alta Ski Area in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Alta boasts a state-leading 527 inches so far this season and will easily pass its annual average of 540.

The deep snow has already persuaded Canyons resort to extend its planned closing date by a week to April 17.

Alta, Brighton and Brian Head resorts all plan to be open through Easter Sunday. Alta will close during the week after Easter and reopen for the April 29-May 1 weekend.

Snowbird, just down from Alta, is scheduled to remain open through Memorial Day.

Snowbird is famous for keeping lifts running on weekends as long as there is snow, and so it may well extend skiing beyond Memorial Day weekend. Some years there has been skiing on the Fourth of July.

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