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Utah Ski Resorts Received Over 5 Feet of Snow Over the Holiday; Several Ski Areas Now Open for the Season

Utah resorts welcomed over five feet of fresh snow through the holiday week, making for powder filled opening days for several ski resorts.

Salt Lake City, UT (December 1, 2019) – Five Utah ski resorts opened during Thanksgiving week, bringing the total open ski resorts to eight. Along with the excitement of opening day, Utah ski resorts all over the state saw remarkable snow totals throughout the holiday week, making for especially spectacular opening days at Alta Ski Area, Powder Mountain, Snowbasin Resort, Snowbird, and Solitude Mountain Resort.

“Winter has officially arrived to Utah!” said Nathan Rafferty, CEO and president of Ski Utah. “We saw huge accumulations of snow across all of our ski resorts last week, and we could not be happier to see all of these ski areas opening with excellent conditions over the holiday weekend.”

Brian Head Resort, Brighton Resort, and Park City Mountain were already open for the season and enjoyed incredible conditions as well over the holiday. Thanks to plentiful snow, terrain continues to open at these resorts and Brian Head was able to open their newest lift, Navajo Express.

Check out last week’s storm totals at these Utah ski resorts that are all open for the winter:

69” — Alta Ski Area (Opened November 29)
60” — Brian Head Ski Resort (Opened November 22)
63” — Brighton Resort (Opened November 19)
50” — Park City Mountain (Opened November 22)
46” — Powder Mountain (Opened November 30)
51” — Snowbasin Resort (Opened November 29)
70” — Snowbird (Opened November 29)
50” — Solitude Mountain Resort (Opened November 29)

Four additional Utah ski resorts who also saw significant snow accumulation are scheduled to open in the coming weeks as well:

December 6: Sundance Mountain Resort
December 7: Deer Valley Resort
December 14: Woodward Park City
December 20: Eagle Point Resort

Find the most up to date information on opening dates at the Ski Utah Resort Openings blog post, and keep posted on snow totals and conditions across the state throughout the season by checking the Ski Utah Snow Report and signing up for Utah Powder Alert Emails.

Looking for the best pass options to experience the Greatest Snow On Earth®? Head to the Ski Utah 2019–20 Season Pass Summary Page to see all season pass options offered in Utah this winter.

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Recent Opening Day Instagram Posts:
Alta Ski Area
Snowbasin Resort
Solitude Mountain Resort
Powder Mountain

Photo Assets for Media Use:
Alta Ski Area Images: Alta Opening Day (Credit: Alta Ski Area / Rocko Menzyk)
Snowbasin Images: Snowbasin Opening Day (Credit: Snowbasin)
Ski Utah Images: Snowbird Opening Day (Credit: Ski Utah / Anelise Bergin)
Ski Utah Images: Solitude Opening Day (Credit: Ski Utah / Anelise Bergin)
Ski Utah Images: Powder Mountain Opening Day (Credit: Ski Utah / Anelise Bergin)

For any video requests or additional photo needs, please contact Anelise Bergin at to be connected with each resort's content team.


About Ski Utah: Ski Utah is the marketing arm of the Utah Ski & Snowboard Association and has been creating brand awareness of and demand for Utah's winter sports product since its inception in 1978. Please contact Anelise Bergin at for more information on these stories or to request additional content. Head to to start planning your trip.