December 19, 2007
Park City Mountain Resort
Park City Mountain Resort is continuing to open more terrain as the snow falls. As of Dec. 18, there are 10 lifts open, servicing 55 runs, 14 of which are groomed. There are two bowls open and two parks open. The base depth is 22 inches. Lift tickets are $75 for adults and $46 for children with discounts available for seniors and half day. For more information, please visit http://www.parkcitymountain.com or call (800) 222-PARK.
The Canyons Resort
As of Dec. 18, The Canyons Resort is reporting 11 lifts open servicing 52 trails. There are six features open in the Meadows. For more information on the terrain parks visit ridecanyons.com. The summit base depth is 40 inches and the mid-mountain base depth is 20 inches. Lift tickets are $71 for adults and $44 for juniors and seniors. Due to construction around the Sundial Lodge, the upper parkinglot is closed for public parking. The Canyons is also reporting a thin cover on all ski-under bridges. Please visit http://www.thecanyons.com for more information.
As of Dec. 18, Deer Valley Resort plans to have 17 lifts, 42 runs and 3 bowls open for Wednesday, Dec. 19. Empire Canyon Lodge will be open as of Dec. 18 and Empire Express chairlift will be open Dec. 19. Deer Valley is reporting a 36 inch base. On Dec. 19, full day lift tickets will be $79 for adults and $47 for children. Discounted rates are available for half day, seniors and "tots." Because the resort limits the number of skiers to 6,500 daily, tickets can be purchased in advance online or by calling the ticket office at 645-6625. Also, tickets may be purchased after 3 p.m. for the following day. Deer Valley is a skiers only resort. For more information, call 649-1000 or visit deervalley.com.
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City and Basin Trails Report
As of Dec. 18, the Rail Trail and 4 km of the Willow Creek Loop are groomed with soft and deep conditions. And 6 km of the McLeod Creek Trail are packed from Willow Creek park to Holiday Ranch Loop Road with soft and deep conditions. The Round Valley loop is packed. From the Park Meadows Trail Head there are about 3.3 miles of groomed trail. East 224 Connector Trail has 4 km packed from Willow Creek to Wild Oats/Basin Recreation Field House and conditions are soft and deep. Mountain Trails and Basin Recreation will continue to groom more trails as snow accumulates. For more information, visit http://www.mountaintrails.org .
White Pine Touring
As of Dec. 18 White Pine reports that all tracks are completely open! All 5 km of the Back Nine on the golf course, 3 km on the Front Nine and 10 km on The Farm are officially open and groomed. For more information please call 649-6249.
As of Dec. 18, Soldier Hollow is open with 16 km of track groomed and 10 trails. Open track length can change daily so for more information call 654-2002 or visit soldierhollow.com
The Gorgoza Park Tubing is open seven days a week, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tubing rates range from $3 to $14 for children under 7, and $8 to $27 for adults. Mini-snowmobile rides are $9 each and for ages 5-12 only. For more information, call 658-2648.
Utah Ski Resorts
Powder Mountain, Sundance, Snowbasin, Snowbird, Solitude, Brighton, Brian Head, Alta and Wolf Mountain are now open. For more information on Utah Ski Resorts, visit http://www.skiutah.com.
Utah Avalanche Center
Utah Avalanche Center is reporting updated information on avalanche dangers. As of Dec. 18, avalanche dangers in the Western Uintas are "moderate." This means avalanches are infrequent but possible. Use good snow assessment and safe travel techniques. For more avalanche information, call the Utah Avalanche Hotline at (888)-999-40419 or visit utahavalanchecenter.com.
Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Mirror Lake Highway, S.R. 150 is completely closed for the winter. Cross-country trails will be opened and groomed once there is enough snow. For more information, call 783-4338.