December 16, 2011
PARK CITY MOUNTAIN RESORT
Nine lifts are up and running and they include: PayDay, 3 Kings, First Time, Bonanza, Crescent, Town Lift, Silverlode, Eagle, King Con, along with 23 runs (20 groomed) and one park. The resort has a base depth of 18 inches and received three inches of new snow in the last 72 hours as of Friday morning. Lift-ticket prices are: $80 for adults, $48 for youth (7-12), $50 for seniors; half-day passes are $60 for adults and $35 for juniors. Go to http://www.pcski.com or call (435) 658-5560 for more information on Park City Mountain Resort.
Nine lifts are up and running and they include: The Red Pine Gondola, Orange Bubble Express, High Meadow, Saddleback Express, Short Cut, Sweet Pea, Rip Cord, Sun Peak Express and Tombstone Express. Twenty-one trails are open along with two natural halfpipes as of Friday morning. The resort received three new inches of new snow in the last four days hours and has 53 inches of season snowfall. The mid-mountain base has 21 total inches. Lift-ticket prices are: $79 for adults, $47 for juniors and seniors; half-day passes are $62 for adults and $39 for juniors and seniors. For more information on Canyons, visit http://www.thecanyons.com or call (435) 888-CANYONS.
DEER VALLEY RESORT
Sixteen lifts are up and running and they include: Burns, Carpenter Express, Crown Point, Deer Crest, Homestake, Jordanelle Gondola, Silver Lake Express, Snowflake, Sterling Express, Viking, Judge Wasatch Express, Quincy Express, Northside Express, Silver Strike Express and Ruby Express. Thirty-four runs are open as of Friday morning. The resort received five inches of new snow in the last five days and has a base depth of 28 inches. Full day lift-ticket prices are: $96 for adults, $60 for children and $69 for seniors; half-day passes are $80 for adults and $50 for children and $57 for seniors. For more information and a schedule of upcoming events, call (435) 649-1000 or visit http://www.deervalley.com .
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UTAH OLYMPIC PARK
The Utah Olympic Park is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with free admission to the venue and two museums. Guided venue tours run daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., departing at the top of each hour, and cost $7 for adults and $5 for youth/senior. Public bobsled and skeleton rides began Nov. 26. Take the ride of a lifetime down the Olympic track in a bobsled or skeleton sled. For more information visit olyparks.com or call (435) 658-4200.
SOLDIER HOLLOW CROSS COUNTRY
Cross-country skiing at Soldier Hollow is open and has 2.5K groomed as of Friday morning. A day pass is currently $10. The first Smartwool Wasatch Citizens Series race of the winter season is scheduled for today at 10 a.m. For more information, call (435) 654-2002 or visit http://www.soldierhollow.com.
MOUNTAIN TRAILS According to Charlie Sturgis, executive director of Mountain Trails, "everything is as it has been," in terms of trail conditions. Registration for the Round Valley Roundup, scheduled for Jan. 28, 2012, is now open. The event is limited to 400 participants and there is no day-of registration. For information on the Mountain Trails Foundation, go to http://www.mountaintrails.org . For any trail information or maintenance concerns, email Rick at email@example.com.
BASIN REC TRAILS
WHITE PINE TOURING
As of Friday morning, both the 5K and 3K were groomed. According to the White Pine website, the 5K loop is very thin in places, and they ask to continue using rock skis. The 3K is "99 percent covered and requires one small navigation around a bare patch." Day passes are on sale for $18 passes, afternoon passes cost $10. White Pine Touring’s Local Day is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 18. The center offers free lessons, free demos and day passes are $15 for non-pass holders. To contact the Nordic center, call (435) 649-6249 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
WASATCH-CACHE NATIONAL FOREST
The Mirror Lake Highway 150 is closed. Road 35 (Wolf Creek Pass) closed Thursday. Ski conditions in the Beaver Creek on Mirror Lake Highway are decent. For more information, call 435-783-4338.
Gorgoza Park, which is owned and operated by Park City Mountain Resort, is open. Weekday hours are 1 to 8 p.m., while weekend hours are noon to 8 p.m. Regular season ticket costs are: $8 for one ride, $22 for two hours and $33 for four hours. For more information on Gorgoza Park, call (435) 658-2648. No reservations accepted.