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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Skiing Begins At Brighton, Solitude

Brighton and Solitude ski resorts will open for the season tomorrow, Nov 10, 2011.

Early snowfall has allowed both Salt Lake-area resorts to open earlier than expected. Other resorts are expected to follow quickly.

FirstTracksOnline.com has this report about the resorts opening. Below are excerpts.

With 36 inches of snowfall thus far this season both Brighton and Solitude will kick things off this week in Big Cottonwood Canyon near Salt Lake City.

“Solitude’s opening day is on Thursday, Nov. 10, with three lifts — Moonbeam, Apex and Link,” says Nick Como, spokesperson for the resort, who adds that snowmakers are trying to get the Eagle Express quad chairlift added for this weekend. “It will be $49, so you’re going to get a pretty good discount of $19 off the normal ticket window rate. Winter is here!”

“We’re looking good, we’re really excited!” adds Jared Winkler of nearby Brighton Resort, which will also open its season on Thursday morning. “We have about 24 inches of snow in our mid-mountain area, so it should be pretty fun. We’re planning on opening the Explorer, Crest and Majestic chairlifts with limited runs off of each.”

Other Utah ski resort opening dates are presently scheduled as follows:

Alta Ski Area: Nov. 18
Beaver Mountain: TBA
Brian Head: Nov. 19
Canyons Resort: Nov. 25
Deer Valley: Dec. 3
Eagle Point: TBA
Park City Mountain: Nov. 19
Powder Mountain: Nov. 24
Snowbasin: Nov. 24
Snowbird: Nov. 19
Sundance: Dec. 9
Wolf Mountain: TBA

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