Snowbird To Open Friday, Nov. 20
November 17, 2009
Snowbird, Utah – The 39th winter season at Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort begins Friday, Nov. 20, with skiing and riding on natural and man-made snow. Snowbird will open at 9 a.m. with the Gadzoom chairlift accessing intermediate and advanced terrain and Chickadee accessing beginner slopes; additional terrain will be evaluated as weather conditions permit.
“We’re excited to kick off what is sure to be a fantastic ski season this Friday,” said Snowbird President Bob Bonar. “The combination of recent snowfall, cold temperatures and a promising forecast should help us work towards opening additional terrain during Thanksgiving week.”
Snowbird will be offering the Gadzoom and Chickadee chairlifts to skiers and riders beginning Friday at 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. for Gadzoom, 5 p.m. for Chickadee. The Snowbird Center and Creekside Lodge will be offering food, merchandise and equipment rental options throughout the weekend.
A series of storms are forecasted into next week along with cold temperatures that should accommodate snowmaking. Last year, Snowbird received 621 inches of The Greatest Snow on Earth® and had a 195-day season with skiing and riding from Nov. 7 to May 31, the longest in Utah.
Snowbird is offering an early season ticket price of $52. Early-season lodging and lift packages are currently available starting at $99/person through much of December by calling (800) 232-9542 or visiting www.snowbird.com.
For more information or to see photos of the current conditions, visit www.snowbird.com. Live shots of current storm accumulations can be seen using Snowbird’s SnowCam at www.snowbird.com/snowcam.
For media information or digital images, contact Jared Ishkanian at (801) 933-2047 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow Snowbird on Facebook by searching “Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort” or on Twitter under “SnowbirdSki”.