The Park Record Recreation Report
Park City Mountain Resort
As of Nov. 16 PCMR announced, conditions permitting, it would to open Wednesday, Nov. 21. The original opening was pushed back five days due to a lack of snow and too high of temperatures for snowmaking. For more information, please visit http://www.parkcitymountain.com or call (800) 222-PARK.
The Canyons Resort
As of Nov. 16, The Canyons Resort has pushed back their opening day to next Wednesday, Nov. 21 due to a lack of snow and cold enough weather for snowmaking. The resort plans to open next Wednesday, conditions permitting. Please visit http://www.thecanyons.com for more information.
Deer Valley will open for the 2007-2008 season on Saturday, Dec. 8. For more information, call 649-1000 or visit deervalley.com.
As of Nov. 16, Gorgoza Park has not yet announced their opening day. For more information, call 435-658-2648. 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.
Utah Ski Resorts
As of Friday, Nov. 16, Solitude is the only ski resort planning to open this weekend in Utah. Solitude will have at least two lifts servicing 2 or 3 runs covered with mostly man-made snow. Brian Head, Wolf Mountain and Snowbasin are scheduled to open Nov. 22. For more information on Utah Ski Resorts, visit http://www.skiutah.com.
White Pine Touring
White Pine Touring is not open yet for the season due to a lack of snowfall. The retail location will be open for business Nov. 19. At that time, season pass holders will be able to have their photos taken. For more information, please call 649-8710.
Utah Avalanche Center
Utah Avalanche Center will be reporting on avalanche dangers when the resorts open. For more information, call the Utah Avalanche Hotline at 658-5512.
Park City Golf Course
Rates for the Park City Golf Club are $32 for residents to walk or $46 with a golf cart. Nonresidents pay $43 to walk and $57 with a golf cart. The course will open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the pro shop will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The course will close with the first major snow, or in late November. For more information call 615-5800.
Mountain Trails Foundation
Most lower elevation trails are still in good shape. Lost Prospector, Glenwild and Round Valley are in wonderful condition at this time. For more information, visit http://www.mountaintrails.org.
Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Mirror Lake Highway, S.R. 150 is still open to motorists. All but the two non-gated campgrounds are closed for the winter. Cross-country trails will be opened and groomed once there is enough snow. For more information, call 783-4338.
S.R. 92 (Alpine Loop) Closed to Motorists
The Utah Department of Transportation advises motorists that the segment of State Route 923, from Pine Hollow to Aspen Grove (milepost 15 to 22), is closed for the winter. The Alpine Loop is a seasonal highway and the cost to keep the road open during the winter months is not practical due to heavy snowfalls in the area. This section of road will remain closed until Spring 2008.
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