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Recreation Report

For December 23-26, 2006

Deer Valley Resort

Deer Valley Resort, as of Friday, Dec. 22, is reporting a base of 36 inches of snow with 64 runs and 18 lifts open. The resort is open from 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

Park City Mountain Resort, as of Friday, Dec. 22, is reporting no new snow for a total depth of 47 inches, operating with 14 lifts open and 91 runs. 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, Dec. 22, is reporting no snow for a total depth of 42 inches, operating with 123 runs and 13 lifts. The resort is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 649-5400 or log onto http://www.the canyons.com.

Utah ski resorts

As of Friday, Dec. 22, the following Utah ski resorts are open and scheduled to open weather permitting: Alta is reporting a 53-inch snow base with 114 runs and 7 lifts open; Beaver Mountain is reporting 32 inches of snow with 30 runs and 5 lifts open; Brian Head is reporting 32 inches of snow with 13 runs and 3 lifts open; Brighton is reporting a 52-inch snow base with 58 runs and 6 lifts open; Powder Mountain is reporting 32 inches of snow with 59 runs and 5 lifts open.; Snowbasin is reporting a 44-inch snow base with 48 runs and 7 lifts open; Snowbird is reporting 50 inches of snow with 83 runs and 11 lifts open; Solitude is reporting a 43-inch snow base with 23 runs and 8 lifts open; Sundance is reporting 34 inches of snow with 36 runs and 3 lifts open; and Wolf Mountain is reporting a 22-inch snow base with 7 runs and 3 lifts open.

Cross-country skiing

The White Pine Touring cross-country track is now open with 5k of groomed trail. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For more information on rental prices or lessons, call 649-6249.

Soldier Hollow: The Soldier Hollow cross-country track has 26K of groomed trail open for both classic and skate skiing. For times, prices and more information, call (435) 654-2002 or visit http://www.soldierhollow.com .

Wasatch-Cache National Forest

Mirror Lake Highway, S.R. 150, is now closed at mile marker 14 at Soapstone Basin. All campgrounds are currently closed and the ranger district is waiting for enough snowfall to start grooming cross-country trails. For more information, contact the Kamas Ranger District at (435) 783-4338.

Utah Avalanche Center

The Utah Avalanche Center, as of Friday, Dec. 22, is reporting mostly moderate avalanche danger on shady northwest through easterly facing slopes steeper than 35 degrees above 9,000 feet and on any steep slope with recent drifts of wind-blown snow. Slopes less than 35 degrees and at lower elevations have a low avalanche danger, but may rise with more accumulation. For more information, call the Utah Avalanche Center hotline at 658-5512 or visit http://www.avalanche.org .


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