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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Gorgoza Park Will Open For Tubing Tomorrow (Nov 21)

Gorgoza Park, the popular family winter sports center near Park City, will open for lift-served tubing and other activities tomorrow, Nov. 21. The park posted this on its Facebook page:

Great news everyone!!! WE HAVE TUBING LANES!!! A Big thanks goes out to all the snowmakers and groomers for all their hard work. We are now able to open up for this coming Thanksgiving Holiday. Starting Wednesday, November 21st to Sunday, November 25th we will be open from 12 pm to 8 pm. We hope you all are ready for some great Tubing excitement!!

The park will open its mini snowmobile operation and other activities as snow conditions permit – hopefully within a couple weeks.

Meanwhile, SkiUtah.com is out with projections for this year's ski season. The Salt Lake Tribune has this report. Below are excerpts.

"Pent up demand" was the phrase of the day Thursday when Ski Utah and representatives of most of the state’s 14 resorts formally kicked off the 2012-13 ski season with a news conference.

Ski Utah President Nathan Rafferty was the first to use it, predicting Utah will bounce back this winter and entertain roughly 4.2 million skiers and snowboarders, people just itching to get back onto good snow after the disappointing winter of 2011-12.

"It was amazing to see how memories of last year evaporated in one run Tuesday at Brighton," he said, referring to opening day at the Big Cottonwood Canyon resort, which again was Utah’s first to open this season.

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