Ski Utah Press Release

Public Relations Director

Due to Hard Work and New Snow, Snowbasin to Open Friday, November 29

Snowbasin will debut the 2019–20 season with top to bottom skiing and riding and new Earl's servery.

Snowbasin, UT (November 27, 2019) — Due to the hard work of Snowbasin’s staff and recent winter storm delivering over 2 feet of snow in the past 48 hours with more on the way, Snowbasin’s Opening Day is now Friday, November 29 at 9:00 a.m. It will feature top-to-bottom skiing from Needles Gondola, Middle Bowl Triple and Littlecat Express. 

Davy Ratchford, General Manager says, “I am incredibly proud of my team for making it possible to open this Friday. Mother Nature absolutely helped but ultimately it came down to the dedication and hard work of many departments at Snowbasin to make this happen. We operate with two things in mind always – Service and Safety. We want to provide the best product possible and do it in the safest way. In this early season and on limited terrain we implore you to slow down, pay attention to those around you and stay on open marked runs. We will open as much terrain and as many lifts as possible as the days go on. Please remember to be civil to other skiers and riders as well as the Snowbasin employees who are working tirelessly to create a great experience for you. There is plenty of mountain to go around and a long season in front of us!” 

Snowbasin Resort will celebrate opening day with first gondola prizes, free t-shirts and helmet decals for the first 100 guests in line. It will feature a festive atmosphere with overnight camping permitted, a DJ on the plaza and social giveaways by tagging #snowbasinopeningday in photos throughout the day. In addition there will be a grand opening ribbon cutting of Earl’s Servery at 10:30 am. 

Open runs will include Sweet Revenge, Porky Traverse, Middle Bowl Traverse, Bear Hollow, Snowshoe, School Hill, Powder Puff and a small terrain park. The Grizzly Center will be open from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm for lessons, tuning, shopping and rentals. The Activities Desk in Earl’s Lodge will be open 8:30 am – 4:30 pm for pass printing. Dining will be available in the newly renovated Earl’s Lodge and on top of the mountain at Needles Lodge. 

Prior to opening day, Snowbasin encourages guests to visit the resort to print season passes to head directly to the lift on opening day. The Grizzly Center will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Thursday for season pass pick-up, shopping and rentals.

If guests have not bought season passes for this year, Snowbasin’s discounted pre-opening prices have been extended through Cyber Monday, December 2. Furthermore, Snowbasin is running a Black Friday- Cyber Monday deals on lift tickets, lessons and season passes. Discounted Opening Day lift tickets are available online only through Thanksgiving at $50 for Youth, $65 for Seniors and $75 for Adults. 

For tickets or more information visit or call 801-620-1000. 

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About Snowbasin Resort: Snowbasin Resort, located in Utah, is one of the most accessible ski resorts in North America, less than 40 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport and only 50 minutes from Park City. It was the host venue for the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympic alpine events, including downhill, combined (downhill and slalom) and super-G with men's and women's downhill courses still in place for guests to experience. Snowbasin is regularly top rated by Ski Magazine in the categories of Accessibility, Service, On-Mountain Food, Lifts and Grooming. It offers families and outdoor enthusiasts a variety of activities and features championship-level skiing and riding, with nearly 3,000 skiable acres, an average snowfall of over 300 inches, and 3,000 vertical feet. Consistently recognized as one of the best family resorts in North America, Snowbasin Resort is one of the oldest continuously operating ski resorts in the nation. In the summer Snowbasin offers scenic gondola rides, hiking, biking, free Blues, Brews & BBQ concerts, and more, making Snowbasin the perfect year around destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Snowbasin Resort is a member of the Grand America Hotels and Resorts family. Sister properties include Sun Valley Resort, The Grand America Hotel, Little America Hotel (all Salt Lake City, Utah); The Westgate Hotel, San Diego, Calif.; Little America Flagstaff, Ariz.; Little America, Wyo., and Little America, Cheyenne, Wyo. | 801.620.1000 | @snowbasinresort | #snowbasinresort 

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