Ski Utah Press Release

Public Relations Director


Snowbird kicks off inaugural weekend with more vertical terrain than any other resort in Utah

SNOWBIRD, UT – Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort announced it will begin Aerial Tram operations on Friday, Nov. 20, during opening day of the 2015/16 ski season.  It has been four years since the Snowbird Aerial Tram has operated on opening day.

“We have had ideal early-season conditions with natural snowfall and cold temperatures for snowmaking, allowing us to open terrain from Hidden Peak all the way down through Gad Valley,” said Dave Fields, Snowbird Vice President of Resort Operations. 

Skiers and snowboarders can ride the Aerial Tram Friday, Nov. 20, to the start of Regulator, located at 11,000 feet.  Skiing will be available via Regulator to Bassackwards, connecting to Big Emma. The combined territory of these runs totals more than 3,000 vertical feet and two and a half miles of skiable routes.

All day tickets will be sold at a reduced price of $75. Snowbird chair passes will be valid on the Aerial Tram for a limited time.

Snowbird’s shuttle will be running to transport guests to and from Gad Valley and Snowbird Center from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Creekside Lodge will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

The best lodging deals of the season are available to those who plan early. Early Bird Stay and Ski lodging and lift packages are currently available starting at $99/person (with lift tickets and free skiing for kids 12 years old and younger, double occupancy required) through much of December by calling (800) 453-3000 or visiting

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort is investing $35 million into capital improvements for the 2015/16 season. These projects include The Summit at Snowbird, an extensive remodel of The Cliff Lodge, a new RFID ticket system and increased snowmaking capabilities. For media information, please contact Snowbird Communications Manager Brian Brown at or (801) 891-3496