Snowbasin to Officially Open on Thanksgiving Day
November 24, 2009
SNOWBASIN, Utah– Snowbasin announced today that they will open as planned on November 26th. Needles Express Gondola and Littlecat Express Quad will be in operation beginning at 9am on Thanksgiving. Mountain Manager, Chris Westover, reports a base of 19” of man-made and natural snow on top to bottom runs.
Snowmaking made an early appearance at Snowbasin this year followed by warm temperatures. Despite the temperature inversion and small amounts of natural snowfall, the resort has been able to generate an impressive amount of man-made snow in order to open this week. As of November 24, there has been a total of 32” of natural snow on the mountain.
“According to mountain staff, opening conditions will present better than they have in the past couple of years,” said Jodi Holmgren, Director of Marketing and Public Relations. Holmgren said that early season rates are in effect, based on the amount of runs open.
In addition to skiers and boarders converging on the resort for opening day, more than 600 people are expected at Snowbasin for its annual Thanksgiving Feast. Limited reservations are still available.
Located 17 miles East of Ogden, Snowbasin is an easy 36 miles North of Downtown Salt Lake City. For safety, hiking is no longer being permitted because of snowmaking and grooming on the mountain. The ticket windows will open at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call 801.620.1000. For more information on snow conditions, call the Snow Report Hotline at 801.620.1100, or visit: www.snowbasin.com.