November 10, 2010
Snowbird, Utah – The 40th winter season at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort begins Saturday, Nov. 13, with skiing and riding on natural and man-made snow a week earlier than originally planned.
Snowbird will open at 9 a.m. with the Aerial Tram accessing intermediate and advanced terrain in Gad Valley, Gadzoom chairlift accessing intermediate and advanced terrain and Chickadee accessing beginner slopes. Additional terrain will be evaluated as weather conditions permit. As of Nov. 10, the Little Cottonwood Canyon resort has received 53 inches of snow to start the 2010/11 winter season.
“The wait is over for what is sure to be a fantastic 40th season of skiing and riding at Snowbird,” said Snowbird President Bob Bonar. “The combination of recent snowfall, cold temperatures and a promising forecast should help us work towards opening additional terrain leading up to Thanksgiving week.”
Snowbird will be operating the Tram, Gadzoom and Chickadee chairlifts for skiers and riders beginning Saturday at 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. for Gadzoom, 5 p.m. for Chickadee with guest access to Snowbird Center and Creekside Lodge throughout the weekend. Tickets will be offered for a special early season price of $64 for Nov. 13-14, with a $20 option for Chickadee-only.
Between next Monday and Thursday, Nov. 15-18, Snowbird will operate the Tram and Chickadee at a price of $56, with a $20 option for Chickadee-only. Creekside Lodge will not operate during this weekday period.
A series of smaller storms are forecasted into next week along with cold temperatures that should accommodate snowmaking. Last year, Snowbird received 602 inches of The Greatest Snow on Earth® and offered skiing and riding from Nov. 20 to June 20, the longest season in Utah.
Early Bird Stay and Ski lodging and lift packages are currently available starting at $99/person through much of December by calling (800) 453-3000 or visiting www.snowbird.com.
For more information or to see photos of the current conditions, visit www.snowbird.com or contact Jared Ishkanian at (801) 933-2047 / firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow Snowbird at www.facebook.com/snowbirdUT or www.twitter.com/snowbirdski.