Eagle Point Resort Opening Delayed
December 13, 2011
Eagle Point Resort announced today that additional snow is needed in order to begin winter operations. The targeted opening day of December 14th has been postponed until a skiable base has been established. Resort officials remain optimistic that current and near term winter weather will produce enough snow to open the slopes as soon as possible, prior to the holidays.
Eagle Point Resort operates on 100 percent natural snow. While no snowmaking is currently utilized at the area, over 56” of snow has fallen so far this season. Early season snowpack will require more snow in order to machine groom and pack the slopes into a skiable surface.
“Our goal is to open prior to the upcoming winter break and busy holiday season” says Craig Baldwin, Mountain Operations Manager. “Our staff is ready to go once there is get enough snow to produce a quality experience for our guests. The existing snowpack is improving with this current storm cycle and the extended weather forecast models look promising.”
Utah’s newest ski area plans to operate into the middle of April, conditions permitting. Recent improvements over the summer focused on enhancing the guest experience, on and off the slopes. New hot tubs, longer runs and an improved on-snow shuttle service are expected to be well received by guests to the area.
Eagle Point Resort, located near Beaver Utah, has an annual snowfall of 450 inches at a base elevation of 9,100’. The resort operates on 40 trails with 5 lifts and Utah’s longest tubing run.
For more information, visit www.eaglepointresort