PCMR opens Friday, The Canyons pushes back | ParkRecord.com

PCMR opens Friday, The Canyons pushes back

The Canyons chooses to play it safe and will wait until Dec. 5

Park City Mountain Resort announced Monday that it should be ready to open for the season Friday, Nov. 28.

The Canyons spokesperson, Elizabeth Dowd, announced that same day that The Canyons would wait until Dec. 5 to open and would miss its projected Thanksgiving Day opening.

"It gives us the best opportunity to have a decent amount of snow on the mountain for our guests. We do not want to rush and open for the sake of opening if the snow on the mountain is not ready to take skiers and snowboarders," she said via email.

Last week, PCMR spokesperson, Paula Altschuler, released a statement saying at least 72 hours of sub-freezing temperatures were needed before the resort would be ready to open.

All this week snow guns have been blowing, coating the designated slopes, and Altschuler anticipated that Payday and First Time lifts would be ready Friday.

Dowd said The Canyons’ employees are "working tirelessly" to be ready and the resort’s weather forecasters are predicting low temperatures and possible snowfall next week making Dec. 5 a safe bet.

Deer Valley Resort’s snow guns have also been blowing this week in preparation of its planned opening on Dec. 6

New Opening Dates

PMCR: Nov. 28

The Canyons: Dec. 5

Deer Valley: Dec. 6

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