Warm weather has arrived in Utah and, this month, following what turned out to be the longest shoulder season ever, the state’s mountain resorts are beginning to reopen for the summer season. The safety of both staff and guests has always been a priority at each destination, but, in light of current health concerns, that emphasis on safety has taken on new significance. Each resort has employed a long list of protocols based on CDC guidelines and local health officials including scheduling visitation and/or require reservations, installing hand sanitization stations, social distancing, mask-wearing and amped-up cleaning schedules. Currently, other than travelers from places with high community spread of COVID-19 (New York City or out of the country, for example), the state of Utah is not requiring out-of-state visitors to self-quarantine upon arrival. For detailed information about the COVID-19 preventions employed by each of the resorts listed below, please visit each’s respective websites. Ski Utah is also encouraging both visitors and locals to follow the National Park Service’s #recreateresponsibly guidelines. We also encourage you to call ahead or check resort websites for the most current information. As of June 27, 2020 face coverings/masks are required in public in both Salt Lake and Summit Counties. *Please note: this page was most recently updated on July 6, 2020.
Following is a rundown of the summertime offerings at each Utah resort.
All base area activities—including the disc golf, the zipline, archery, bungee trampoline, climbing wall, avalanche tubing and mountain biking—will be open every Friday through Sunday, June 26 to September 12. Hours of operation are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Sunday, and 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.
To ensure proper social distancing, Brian Head will be limiting the number of daily bike park lift ticket sales. Guests are encouraged to purchase online ahead of time.
Snowbasin will welcome guests back for safe summer fun in the mountains on Saturdays and Sundays beginning June 27th. With enhanced safety measures in place, activities will include the Needles Gondola for lift-served mountain biking, hiking and scenic rides; mini golf (limited to groups of 6 or fewer); shopping in the Grizzly Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Mountain-Top Yoga at the Needles Lodge on Saturdays at 9 a.m.; and outdoor grill dining at the Needles Lodge from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Advance purchase of tickets is strongly recommended. The Blues, Brews and BBQ concert series, Movies on the Mountain and Mountain-Top Brunch are canceled until further notice. Snowbasin management is still evaluating the Mt. Ogden Mid-Week Mountain Bike Series with the possibility of an abbreviated season later this summer. Information on other planned events, such as the popular SnowWiesn Oktoberfest, will follow as further guidance on group gatherings becomes available. As of July 17, 2020, face coverings are required in public areas where consistent social distancing of at least six feet is not always possible. See Snowbasin's face covering policy page for more information.
Snowbird will open its summer activities, most lodging, dining and The Cliff Spa on June 13. Access to the Aerial Tram, alpine slide, mountain coaster and Chickadee chairlift will be offered in designated two-hour time windows: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Aerial Tram rides to Hidden Peak will be limited to 25 passengers, all of whom will be required to wear masks, which will be available for guests prior to boarding. Once atop Hidden Peak, visitors can choose from a variety of different hiking routes down Peruvian Gulch or simply bask in the sunlit views of the surrounding Uinta-Wasatch-Cache-National Forest. The Summit will be open for restrooms only and mountain biking off the Tram on the Big Mountain Trail remains closed at this time.
The Snowbird Cliff will also open on June 13, providing access to the solarium, yoga room, rooftop pool and hot tub. A limited menu of Cliff Spa services will be available for guests starting June 20 (face masks, health screenings and reservations required).
Select food and beverage and lodging options will open at the resort on June 12, including dining at the Atrium, SeventyOne, Baked & Brewed, Tram Car Pizza and The Forklift; lodging scheduled to open the same day includes The Cliff Lodge, The Lodge at Snowbird and The Inn. The Iron Blosam will open on June 13.
Please note that restaurants and other Solitude Village amenities are not open to the public at this time. However, lodging guests may use the outdoor pool, hot tubs, and gym of Club Solitude, now operating with metered capacity and additional sanitization protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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Beginning today, Mon. - Thurs. prior reservations are not required to enter the resort and walk around property or enjoy a meal or activity, although they are still recommended. Fri. - Sun. reservations for lodging, dining, or activities are required to enter the resort, with the exception of season pass holders who are not required to have a reservation until resort capacity limits have been reached at which time they will be asked to return at a later date or time. Also! The Owl Bar is now open and temporarily operating with reduced hours and a limited menu. Check out our website for more info.
Woodward’s action sports indoor and outdoor parks for wheeled sports, including scooter, skateboarding and BMX are open for a limited number of guests per 90-minute session (10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.)
Utah’s newest lift-served downhill mountain biking park will open June 14 with access to three lift-served flow trails. BMX dirt jumps will follow as conditions allow.
Several zones and services in the indoor Action Sports Hub will also open on June 14. Trampolines, parkour, gym floor and indoor airbags along with rental shop and food service.
Summer camp at Woodward Park City will run for six weeks, July 6 – August 14. Multi-day programs for campers ages 6 and up are available in five- and 10-day increments. Campers may choose between full week and multi-week programs. Camp days run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Prior to entry, all staff and guests will be asked to complete a verbal medical screening and will be expected to wash and sanitize hands regularly. Staff will clean and disinfect the facilities throughout the day and after-hours with a focus on high-touch surfaces and high-traffic surfaces. Face coverings are required for all staff in indoor work areas and guests are expected to wear face coverings when practical. Social distancing is encouraged.
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UPDATE: @sagekotsenburg , @joss , and @tysonbowerbank can confirm, it’s officially summer at Woodward Park City and we’re STOKED to announce that, after an enormous amount of careful thought and planning, we will be reopening to the public Saturday, May 23! See the link in our bio for more info on operations, memberships, and our commitment to the health and safety of our guests and staff. #WoodwardParkCity #WeLiveThis 📹 @austintuckermedia