Snowbird Announces Plans to Open Early
November 16, 2011
SNOWBIRD, UT – As the result of early season snowfall and increased snowmaking capabilities, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort announced today it will be opening one day early, on Friday, Nov. 18.
“We’ve been working hard to prepare the mountain for the opening of what we hope is another spectacular season at Snowbird,” said Dave Fields, Snowbird Vice President of Resort Operations.
Gadzoom chairlift will open at 9 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. Intermediate and Advanced terrain will be available on Bassackwards and Big Emma. The remainder of the mountain will be closed to all guests, including hikers.
All day tickets will be sold at a reduced price of $58. Tickets will also be available for a special online sale for $46. This special price will be offered online through Friday, November 18, and the ticket will be honored for chairs only through Dec. 23. The online price will not be available at the ticket window.
Snowbird’s shuttle will be running to transport guests to and from Gad Valley and Snowbird Center from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Creekside Day Lodge will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
As of Nov. 15, Snowbird had received 54 inches of snow. The resort is expecting 18-24 inches of fresh powder by the end of the weekend.
Early Bird Stay and Ski lodging and lift packages are currently available starting at $99/person (with lift tickets and free skiing for kids, double occupancy required) through much of December by calling (800) 453-3000 or visiting www.snowbird.com.
Open for 202 days of skiing and riding in 2010-11, Snowbird offers the longest season in Utah. For media information, photos or video of current conditions, contact Emily Moench at (801) 933-2047 or email@example.com. You can also follow Snowbird at www.facebook.com/snowbirdUT or www.twitter.com/snowbirdski.