Ski Utah Press Release

Public Relations Director

Two Utah Resorts Will Open Early

With the help of recent snowstorms and extensive snowmaking, both Brighton Resort and Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort have announced they will be opening early.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (November 16, 2015) – Hurry up and get your ski gear ready! With the help of recent snowstorms and extensive snowmaking, both Brighton Resort and Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort have announced they will be opening early. Following tradition, Brighton Resort will be the first resort to open in Utah on Wednesday, November 18.  Also, Snowbird announced that it will officially be opening on Friday, November 20, one day earlier than initially announced.

“Resorts opening early are great for the ski industry,” says Nathan Rafferty, President/CEO of Ski Utah. “It sparks excitement both locally and nationally and sets the tone for the 2015-16 season.”

The rest of Utah’s 14 alpine resorts plan to officially open in the coming days/weeks. Please see below:

Alta Ski Area: Friday, November 20

Beaver Mountain: TBD

Brian Head Resort: Friday, November 20

Brighton Resort: Wednesday, November 18

Cherry Peak Resort: TBD

Deer Valley Resort: Saturday, December 5

Eagle Point Resort: Saturday, December 19

Nordic Valley Resort: TBD

Park City: Saturday, November 21

Powder Mountain Resort: Wednesday, November 25

Snowbasin Resort: Wednesday, November 25

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort: Friday, November 20

Solitude Resort: Saturday, November 21

Sundance Resort: Friday, December 4

For resort opening updates, future storms and 'Monster Dump' alerts download Utah’s Official Snow Report app, and you’ll never be too far from The Greatest Snow on Earth®.

Photos from today’s storm can be found here. 


About Ski Utah

Ski Utah is a membership association representing Utah’s $1.3 billion dollar winter sports industry, including 14 alpine ski resorts and a membership of over 250 industry partners. The organization has been creating brand awareness of and demand for the Utah winter sports product since its inception in 1978. Ski Utah’s primary functions are concentrated in marketing, public policy and public relations. Information about Ski Utah and its members can be found at, on Twitter @SkiUtah and on Facebook at