Resort ready to start season
Compiled by Adia Waldburger
of the Record staff
After months of waiting, it’s finally here the start of the ski season and thanks to significant snowfalls, three local resorts are offering limited snowy terrain to start the season.
Park City Mountain Resort-
Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) opened its doors on Friday, Nov. 17, with several operational lifts and runs. According to PCMR Communications Coordinator Paula Fabel, First Time Lift, Payday Lift and two miles of Homerun are open. First Time Lift will also service Turtle Trail. Fabel is also hopeful that more terrain will open over the weekend, weather permitting. She thinks that Treasure Hollow would likely be one the area that would open if the weather is right. A couple of the terrain features, such as the rails will also be open on Upper and Lower Homerun.
Visitors will also be able to enjoy on-mountain food and beverages at Legends, Christie’s Coffee and the Legacy Café. The rental and repair shop as well as the Legacy Sports Store are also be open for business.
Due to the limited terrain, PCMR is offering early-season rates. An all-day adult ticket is $43 and a half-day ticket is $34. Youth full-day passes are $28 and a half-price ticket is $21.
"I think once its starts snowing and Mother Nature pays us a little attention, it might increase," Fabel said.
The lifts will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Resort has three restaurants open including Legends Bar & Grill, Kristi’s and the Legacy Café. Legacy Sports and Park City Mountain Rentals are also open.
For more information about Park City Mountain Resort visit http://www.parkcitymountain.com .
The Canyons Resort-
On Saturday, the Flight of The Canyons gondola will load passengers beginning at 8:30 a.m. officially opening The Canyons resort.
According to The Canyons media contact Elizabeth Dowd, skiers and snow boarders will have access to the Flight of The Canyons, Saddleback Express, High Meadow and Sweet Pea lifts with additional terrain and lifts opening soon. Four to five runs should be open on Saturday morning.
"Of course, weather dependent, but right now its looking really good that those runs will be open," Dowd said.
Single day adult lift tickets will be priced at an early season special rate of $44 until otherwise noted.
For more information, visit The Canyons website at http://www.thecanyons.com .
White Pine Cross-Country Ski Area-
White Pine calls their five kilometer loop "skiable," but Nordic enthusiasts will be taking to the trail at their own risk, as the resort is currently closed.
According to White Pine’s Minister of Outdoor Satisfaction Charlie Sturgis, they will officially open on Monday, Nov. 20, although trail availability will be sketchy until more snow falls.
"We would really like to see another snow storm before we truly open," Sturgis said.
Those who are willing to brave the conditions over the weekend may enjoy free skiing. Sturgis says that once they open they will charge early season rates based on conditions and, of course, welcome their season pass holders.
For more information, visit http://www.whitepinetouring.com.
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