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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Utah Ski Season Off To Strong Start - More Resorts To Open This Week

Snowbasin will open on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28) and Canyons Resort will open Nov. 29. In total, eight Utah ski resorts will be open as we close out November.

Early storms dumped abundant snow at the resorts and so many were able to open early. As a result, conditions are better than normal right now. All of the pieces are falling into place to make this one of our best seasons ever.

Here's the list of resorts now open, or opening this week:
Here are announced opening dates for other resorts:
The Deseret News has this excellent article reporting on the early ski season. Below is the headline and then a couple excerpts:

Ski season off to strong, early start in Utah

Utah's ski industry is getting an early-season intravenous shot. Ski-pass sales and lodging reservations are up as resorts reap the benefit of an improving economy. Even the weather is cooperating, with November building up snow equity on the slopes.

The early bookings come as Park City Mountain Resorts prepares to celebrate its storied 50-year history with a season-long series of live music, fireworks and giveaways.

"The early-season snowfall helped calm fears," said Nathan Rafferty, president of the trade group Ski Utah. After a pair of lackluster winters, Utah was itching for a comeback and appears to be getting it, he said.

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