By Yeti \ November 29 2016 \ 1 Comment
We waited, then we waited some more—but now we wait no more. The mountains turned to winter overnight, with up to 54'' of snow falling in a 48 hour window earlier this week at Eagle Point. The rest of the state scored anywhere from 1-3 feet of snow. With this very welcomed dump of The Greatest Snow on Earth, resorts have stepped into high gear, firing up snowcats, biceps needed for shoveling and coffee—as a new resort is opening almost daily.
Bases are quickly building and the 2016-17 winter is kicking off with epic conditions. Here's a peek at conditions from each of our 14 resorts as well as a list of upcoming resort openings.
"High Country Routes headed up Yellowtail Ridge" a picture from this morning by @markpollish of our snow safety team getting things prepared for your arrival on Friday. There is A LOT of snow out there. Thanks team! #skialta #altaskiarea #snow #powder #snowsafety #skiing
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Beaver Mountain - We can't wait to #SkiTheBeav this winter. Opening day TBD.
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Brian Head - Open! and loving every minute of the season so far.
Brighton - Open! While a couple of lifts are spinning, much of the resort still needs to be dug out. Not a bad problem to have.
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Cherry Peak - Opening date TBD for their second season ever. Beautiful lodge with 100% of their terrain open for night skiing.
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Deer Valley Resort - Opens Saturday, December 3rd. Everyone loves the one, two punch of snowmaking while the snow falls.
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Eagle Point - All eyes are on Eagle Point right now, who was the state's biggest winner with 54" falling in the last 48 hours. We can't make this stuff up people. Set to open December 17th.
Nordic Valley - Opens December 10th. The cat drivers are putting down first tracks.
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Park City Mountain - Open! Rookie avalanche dog doing a little product testing.
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December 1st Opening!!! Powder Mountain will start spinning Sundown Lift this Thursday for night skiing from 3pm to 9pm! Join us for delicious Lucky Slice Pizza, a small terrain park and some fresh powder turns! Sundown Lift and Timberline Lift will begin daily operations on Friday, December 2nd. Powder Mountain Shuttles will begin turning their wheels Thursday, Dec. 1st to Friday Dec. 16th. UTA will begin operations Dec. 17th. Thursday opening bus schedule / Powder Mountain Park N' Ride to Powder Mountain: 2pm, 4:30pm. / Powder Mountain to Powder Mountain Park N’ Ride: 9:30 #SkiUtah #PreservingThePow #WinterIsHere #Snow #Open #PowMow #EdenUtah
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Snowbasin Resort - While opening day is TBD it won't be long now that the moose is sporting his winter coat.
It's nuking from Mother Nature at #snowbasinresort and the guns are blazing! Opening day is still TBD, but we will open as soon as we can! #winterishere @skiutah . . . . #myogden #skiogden #thisisogden #skiutah #lifeelevated
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Snowbird - Open!
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Solitude Mountain Resort - Opens this Friday, December 2nd. We can only imagine how good opening day is going to be with feet of untracked just waiting. Mmmmm.
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Sundance Mountain Resort - Opens December 9th. This might be the picture for "winter" that shows up in the dictionary. Do people still use dictionaries?
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