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Snowbasin Resort Kicks Off Snowmaking for 2021-2022 Winter Season

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Snowbasin, UT (November 17, 2021) – Fresh off of its No. 8 placement in SKI Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Resort Rankings, Snowbasin Resort kicked off its snowmaking efforts in anticipation of the 2021-2022 Winter Season after cold temperatures created ideal conditions over the past 24 hours. The official start of Snowbasin Resort’s ski and snowboard season will be announced soon, with multiple improvements in place to enhance the guest experience.

Snowbasin features one of the most advanced snowmaking systems in the country and has made several recent improvements. Over the past summer, Snowbasin replaced the snowmaking pipe in the Strawberry Gondola area to increase efficiency and improve snow quality. In 2019, Snowbasin added snowmaking to Mt. Ogden Road to allow for earlier season opening of John Paul Express.

Snowbasin recently announced development plans that include snowmaking in the resort’s expanded Ridgeline area, which will add beginner terrain with more convenient access to the parking areas. However, not all resort upgrades are snowmaking-related.

For the upcoming season, Snowbasin Resort is upgrading its popular Middle Bowl Chairlift from a fixed-grip triple to a Leitner-Poma high-speed six-person express lift that will shorten the ride time from 12 minutes to less than six. The updated Middle Bowl Express will feature a new top terminal that will unload above Needles Lodge with easy access to the lodge as well as intermediate, advanced and remote runs including Sweet Revenge, Moose Mound, and Philpot Ridge, respectively.

Plus, Snowbasin Resort is opening an additional 341 free parking spots within the Maples and Canyon Rim parking areas, further building upon its recognition as one of the most accessible ski resorts in the west.

“It always feels as if the winter season unofficially begins with the start of snowmaking,” said Davy Ratchford, General Manager of Snowbasin Resort. “With anticipation for a big winter ahead, Snowbasin is peaking with excitement over our improved snowmaking capabilities, guest access, and the upgraded Middle Bowl Express. Opening Day is right around the corner and we look forward to welcoming our pass holders and guests back to the resort.”

Now is a great time to buy a season pass at Snowbasin with preseason pricing available until November 30. With the aforementioned improvements and Opening Day right around the corner, be ready for winter with a season pass. To learn more 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, 45 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 iNs one of the oldest continuously operating ski resorts in the nation. Snowbasin Resort is a member of the Grand America Hotels and Resorts family. | 801.620.1000 | @SnowbasinResort

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