Snowbird, Utah – Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort is receiving its first significant snowfall of the season with 6 inches already deposited Wednesday at the base, and up to 20 inches of total snowfall forecasted by Thursday
afternoon. The Little Cottonwood Canyon resort received 621 inches over
the course of the 2008/09 season, the longest in Utah with 194 days of
skiing and riding.
“Overnight, Snowbird has gone from prime fall colors to a complete winter scene,” said Snowbird President Bob Bonar. “This snow may
not stick around but it definitely gets our customers excited, and
hopefully it’s the start of another great year in the Wasatch.”
Snowbird’s Snow Safety Department does not officially begin seasonal snowfall records until Nov.
1 so this week’s snowfall will not count toward the annual accumulation
figures. The Little Cottonwood Canyon resort received dustings of snow
on several occasions in late August and September, but this current storm system is producing significant snow and gusting winds that began late on Tuesday night and are forecasted through Thursday afternoon. The mountain is slated to open Nov.
21 for skiing and riding, but could open earlier depending on snow
accumulations throughout the fall. Skiers and riders are encouraged to
visit www.snowbird.com for the latest details on mountain operations.
has undertaken a number of mountain projects this summer, including
regrading the Path to Paradise in Mineral Basin as well as expanding
the unloading area of Mineral Basin Express. The traverse from the top
of Little Cloud to Regulator Johnson, affectionately called Road to
Ogden, is now an established road complete with snow fencing that will
allow for easier access into spring, and the resort has increased
snowmaking capabilities on the lower mountain for improved coverage in
early and late season. Snowbird has also added free wireless internet
in the Snowbird Center and throughout much of the pedestrian village.
packages for this winter, including rooms from $79 a night and Stay and
Ski Free packages from $99 a person (with lift ticket, double occupancy
required) are available through Snowbird Reservations by calling 800-453-3000. Pre-season pricing on tickets and mountain school offerings are also available by visiting www.snowbird.com.
For more information or to see photos of the current storm’s snow accumulation, visit www.snowbird.com. Additional media information or digital images of the snow are available by contacting Jared Ishkanian at (801) 891-3496 or firstname.lastname@example.org.