LCC Resorts’ 140” Year-to-Date Total Highest Among Ski Magazine’s Top 50 Resorts
December 1, 2010
Snowbird, Utah – With 140 inches of snowfall to begin the 2010/11 season as of Dec. 1, Snowbird and Alta ski resorts have the most cumulative snowfall of any resorts in SKI Magazine’s top 50 resort rankings.
The Little Cottonwood Canyon resorts have received more than two feet in the past week and more than seven feet since Snowbird opened on Nov. 13. The water content of November snowfall was 11.02 inches, the highest November total in Snowbird’s 39-year history. Water content is a critical figure for early season snowfall: the higher the water content, the more effectively snowfall compiles and builds a base to open terrain. Snowbird’s overall snowfall water content was 176% above normal for November, meaning that last month’s 102 total inches was the equivalent of 177 inches of snowfall for a normal year.
Snowbird is currently offering over 3,000 vertical feet of skiing from the Aerial Tram, including terrain in Mineral Basin, High Baldy, Peruvian Gulch and Gad Valley.
“November’s series of consistent, quality snowfall has made for what can only be described as incredible mid-winter conditions to kick off December,” said Snowbird Vice President Dave Fields. “With fantastic snow, tons of terrain and plenty of affordable lodging, there’s no excuse not to hit the slopes and experience this skiing for yourself!”
Snowbird is currently offering specially priced Ski and Stay lodging packages starting at $99 per person/double occupancy, that include a $74 Tram and Chair lift ticket. For more information, including holiday packages featuring the torchlight parade, Hanukkah and candlelight services, please visit www.snowbird.com/lodging/hotdeals.php for pricing and availability.
To view the latest powder photos from this past week, please visit Snowbird’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SnowbirdUT?v=photos. Downloadable HD videos of powder skiing and the Aerial Tram from Nov. 29 are also available at http://celadonstudios.com/SNOWBIRD/November_29/Videos/.
Snowbird has topped 600 inches for three years in a row and provides the longest ski and snowboard season in Utah. For more information or to see photos of the current conditions, visit www.snowbird.com or contact Jared Ishkanian at (801) 933-2047 / email@example.com. You can also follow Snowbird at www.facebook.com/snowbirdUT or www.twitter.com/snowbirdski.
Public Relations Director
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
o. 801.933.2047 c. 801.891.3496