Deer Valley Resort
Deer Valley Resort is now open for the winter season. As of Friday, Jan. 6 the resort reports 64 inches of snow with 21 lifts, 88 runs and 7 bowls open to skiers. The resort is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. For more information, call 649-1000 or log onto http://www.deervalley.com .
Park City Mountain Resort
As of Friday, Jan. 6, Park City Mountain Resort reports 84 inches of snow with 14 lifts operating, 100 runs and 9 bowls open. Adult day passes are $75, children $45, and seniors $45. The resort is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. For more information, call (800) 222-7275 or log onto http://www.parkcitymountain.com .
The Canyons Resort
The Canyons Resort, as of Friday, Jan. 6, reported 75 inches of snow with 142 runs open serviced by 15 lifts. The Canyons’ holiday operation hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 649-5400 or log onto http://www.the canyons.com.
White Pine Touring Center
The White Pine Touring cross-country track is now running all three loops, with 20k of skiable, groomed terrain. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For more information about rentals and pricing, call 649-6249. The Soldier Hollow cross-country course is now open with 11k of groomed track. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. For more information, call (435) 654-2002.
Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Mirror Lake Highway, S.R. 150, is now closed at Soapstone Basin, mile marker 14. The Beaver Creek Trail is now groomed for cross-country skiers and snowshoers. Dogs will be allowed on odd numbered days. Snowmobilers are permitted to ride at Soapstone Basin. For more information, contact the Kamas Ranger District at (435) 783-4338.
Utah Ski Resorts
Conditions, as of Friday, Jan. 6, are as follows for Utah ski resorts: Alta is reporting 110 inches of snow with 116 runs open and 7 lifts; Beaver Mountain reports 69 inches of snow with 30 runs and 5 lifts open; Brian Head is reporting 27 inches of snow with 15 runs and 5 lifts operating; Brighton Ski Resort is reporting a base of 107 inches served by 6 lifts and 66 runs; Powder Mountain is open and reporting 81 inches of snow served by 7 lifts and 113 runs; Solitude has 102 inches of snow served by 8 lifts and 63 runs; Snowbasin is reporting 87 inches of snow served by 53 runs and 8 lifts; Snowbird is reporting 100 inches of snow with 72 runs and 10 lifts open; Sundance Resort is reporting 63 inches of snow with 48 runs and 3 lifts open; and Wolf Mountain is reporting 52 inches of snow served by 3 lifts and 17 runs.
Utah Avalanche Forecast
The Utah Avalanche Center forecast, as of Friday, Jan. 6, reports moderate avalanche danger on slopes steeper than 35 degrees above 9,500 feet. Recent temperatures have warmed the snow, causing wet, unstable conditions. Users are urged to avoid shallow, rocky areas as well as wind drifts; cornices are becoming sensitive to the weight of a human. For more information, log onto http://www.avalanche.org or call 658-5512.
Gorgoza Park, located off I-80, is now open for the season for tubing and mini snowmobile activities. Hours of operation are 1-8 p.m. For prices or more information, call 658-2648. The Soldier Hollow tubing hill, located in Midway, is open. Hours of operation will be noon to 8 p.m. except for Sunday when the hill will be open noon to 4 p.m. For more information, log onto http://www.soldierhollow.com or call (435) 654-2002.
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