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Recreation Report

Updated conditions for ski resorts and trail reports

Deer Valley Resort

Deer Valley Resort is now open for the winter season. As of Friday, Dec. 2 the resort reports 23 inches of snow with a variety of runs and lifts in operation. For more information, call 649-1000 or log onto http://www.deervalley.com.

Park City Mountain Resort

As of Friday, Dec. 2, Park City Mountain Resort reports 241 inches of snow with 4 lifts operating and 34 runs open. Adult day passes are $55, children $36, and seniors $36. For more information, call (800) 222-7275 or log onto http://www.parkcitymountain.com.

The Canyons Resort

The Canyons Resort, as of Friday, Dec. 2, reported 29 inches of snow with 43 runs open serviced by 9 lifts. Lift tickets are $49 for adults and $35 for children and seniors. For more information, call 649-5400 or log onto http://www.thecanyons.com.

White Pine Touring Center

The White Pine Touring cross-country track is now open with 5k of skiable terrain. For more information about rentals and pricing, call 649-6249. The Soldier Hollow cross-country course is scheduled to open Dec. 10. 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. Beginning Dec. 15, the Beaver Creek Trail will be groomed for cross-country skiers and snowshoers. Dogs will be allowed on odd numbered days. For more information, contact the Kamas Ranger District at (435) 783-4338.

Utah Ski Resorts

Conditions, as of Friday, Dec. 2, are as follows for Utah ski resorts: Alta is reporting 47 inches of snow with 68 runs open and 5 lifts; Brian Head is reporting 13 inches of snow with 3 runs and 1 lift operating; Brighton Ski Resort is reporting a base of 52 inches served by 4 lifts and 23 runs; Powder Mountain is open and reporting 42 inches of snow served by 1 lift and 9 runs; Solitude has 40 inches of snow served by 6 lifts and 16 runs; Snowbasin is reporting 33 inches of snow served by 17 runs and 4 lifts; Snowbird is reporting 41 inches of snow with 35 runs and 4 lifts open.

Utah Avalanche Forecast

The Utah Avalanche Center forecast, as of Friday, Dec. 2, reports moderate avalanche danger in the backcountry. Users need to watch for fresh wind slabs on northeast slopes and weakness associated with deeper buried facets of snow. Three avalanches were triggered in the backcountry, largely from the Thanksgiving snow pack. Backcountry users need to be aware the avalanche danger will rise with the rising snow totals. Be wary of fresh drifts on northeastern slopes steeper than 35 degrees. For more information, log onto http://www.avalanche.org or call 658-5512.

Tubing

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, will open for operation Dec. 10. 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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