The best get better, part I.

By Bob Winter Oct 15, 2008

Just to get you excited for the upcoming season without drinking a Red Bull, I'll be posting some of the capital improvements undertaken during the summer at all the resorts in Utah.  Hopefully this will cover it all.  If not please let me know in the comments what I've left out.

First up- Little Cottonwood Canyon!


Alta Ski Area celebrates 70 years of skiing this upcoming season. On Oct. 19, 1938, the Forest Service issued the initial permit to construct a lift at Alta to the Salt Lake Winter Sports Association. Alta officially opened as a ski area that December and continues to remain one of the country’s favorite resorts.

That about all you are gettting from Alta this year for new- snow and more snow.  This pic was taken yesterday.


The Tram Club at Snowbird is undergoing an extensive remodeling project for the first time in 15 years. Owner Bill Carter has updated the previous "Disco" feel to a more modern, après-ski setting. The Tram Club will feature 12 flat screens, 3 projection screens and all major sports packages.

The Aerie Sushi Bar (on the top floor of the Cliff Lodge) has also been renovated and is now open year-round. The Aerie Sushi Bar is no longer a private club enabling the whole family to enjoy the extensive offerings, including a café menu with kid-friendly items like burgers and fries. Kids age 12 and under will continue to ski free with all lodging packages booked through Snowbird Central Reservations or Snowbird’s Mountain School has added new pre-season pricing to its private lesson offering.