PCMR is reporting 260 inches of snow to date this season, but no new snow in the past 24 hours, no lifts running, no runs open, and nothing groomed. That's right, even though winter conditions persist in northern Utah, Park City Mountain Resort is closed for the season. The resort is scheduled to begin its summer season on May 24. Go to www.parkcitymountain.com or call (435) 649-8111 for more information.
Like Park City Mountain Resort, Canyons closed for the season Sunday. On Monday morning the resort posted this message on its website: "Thanks to everyone for a great Sunday to cap off a wonderful year. Who else instinctively checked for snow updates this morning? See you in June!" For more information on Canyons Resort, visit www.thecanyons.com or call (435) 888-CANYONS.
DEER VALLEY RESORT
On Tuesday morning, the webcams at Deer Valley showed the lodges dusted with fresh snow. Too bad. Like the other area resorts, Deer Valley closed Sunday. However, the website's countdown clock Friday morning showed that opening day (Dec. 7) was only 231 days, 16 hours, 15 minutes and 17 seconds away. In the meantime, there's the summer season, which officially runs June 14-Sept. 2. For more information on lifts and trails, and a schedule of upcoming events, visit www.
UTAH OLYMPIC PARK
The Utah Olympic Park is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There are guided tours on the hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Museums are free to explore. The winter Comet Bobsled Rides and Rocket Skeleton Rides are now closed for the season. The summer bobsled opens in mid-May. For more information and availability please call 435-658-4200 or visit www.UtahOlympicLegacy.com.
The Silver Course at Soldier Hollow, near Midway, has opened for the season. The Gold Course and driving range will open when conditions permit. Green fees are $16.50 for nine holes, $33 for 18. For tee times, call (435) 654-7442 or visit http://stateparks.utah.gov/golf/gold-silver.
Mountain Trails reports snow and mud on most lower-elevation trails including Round Valley and Masonic Hill. Most higher-elevation trails are still snowpacked. Areas of the McLeod Creek Trail between Holiday Ranch Loop Road and Meadows Drive have been badly eroded by the adjacent stream. City staff is working with the Army Corps of Engineers and others to address the erosion and repair the trail bedding. A fence will be erected to protect trail users from the damaged areas. Please use caution in this area. For updates, visit mountain trails.org or www.facebook.com/mountaintrailsfoundation . For any trail maintenance concerns, email Rick at email@example.com.
The Short Stack, Road to WOS and Short Ribs trails are still snowpacked. Stealth, Blackhawk, Fink Again, The Graduate, South Canyon and 24-7 at Jeremy Ranch are open but muddy in places. All other Basin Rec summer trails are currently closed because of snow and mud. For trail information or maintenance concerns, email Bob Radke at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.basinrecreation.org/trail_conditions.html .
PARK CITY GOLF CLUB
Off-season rates are in effect at the Park City Golf Club until May 24. The cost for a resident (living within the Park City School District boundaries) is $26 to play 18 holes, or $41 with a cart. For a non-resident, it's $30 for 18 holes, or $45 for a cart. For more information call (435) 615-5800 or go to http://www.parkcity.org/index.aspx?page=171.
WASATCH MOUNTAIN GOLF COURSE
The Lake Course has opened for the season. The Mountain Course will open when conditions allow. The cost for 18 holes is $33 on weekdays, $35 on weekends and holidays. For more information call (435) 654-0532 or go to http://www.stateparks.utah.gov/golf/lake-mountain.
WASATCH-CACHE NATIONAL FOREST
The Kamas Ranger District maintains several cross-country ski and snowmobile trails in the Uinta Mountains east of Kamas. The Beaver Creek Trail is closed for the season. Some cross-country skiers are still driving on S.R. 150 to the gate at Mile Marker 15 and skiing from there. For more information, go to www.fs.fed.us/wcnf/unit/kamas/index.shtml and select the "winter trails" link or call (435) 783-4338.