PARK CITY MOUNTAIN RESORT
On Tuesday morning, PCMR was reporting a 62-inch base. The resort has received 168 inches of snow to date this season, including seven inches in the past 72 hours. At PCMR, 115 of 116 runs were open Tuesday (50 groomed), along with all four parks, one pipe, eight of nine bowls and all 16 lifts. Go to http://www.parkcitymountain.com or call (435) 649-8111 for more information.
At Canyons, 162 of 179 trails were open Tuesday (46 groomed), along with all five bowls. All 19 lifts were running. The resort is reporting 173 inches of snow so far this season, with a 47-inch base at mid-mountain, a 65-inch base at the summit, and eight inches of new snow in the past four days. For more information on the Canyons Resort, visit http://www.thecanyons.com or call (435) 888-CANYONS.
DEER VALLEY RESORT
Deer Valley is reporting a 64-inch base, with six inches of new snow in the past 72 hours. All of the resort’s 21 lifts are running, serving all 100 runs and all seven bowls. For more information on lifts and trails, and a schedule of upcoming events, visit http://www.deervalley.com or call (435) 649-1000.
UTAH OLYMPIC PARK
The Utah Olympic Park is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There are guided tours on the hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Museums are free to explore. The winter Comet Bobsled Rides and Rocket Skeleton Rides are now open for the winter season. Reservations are highly recommended. For more information and availability please call 435-658-4200 or visit http://www.UtahOlympicLegacy.com.
Soldier Hollow, near Midway, offers cross-country skiing for beginners to experts on the site of the 2002 Olympics. The trails are open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Soldier Hollow was reporting a 20-inch base and 11 groomed trails totaling 23K, with other trails open but not regroomed. Soldier Hollow also has Utah’s longest (1,200-foot) tubing lanes, which come with lift service, lights and a sound system. For more information, call (435) 654-2002 or visit http://www.soldierhollow.com.
Mountain Trails is reporting great conditions, with about 20K groomed Monday. For updates, visit mountain trails.org or http://www.facebook.com/mountaintrailsfoundation . For any trail maintenance concerns, email Rick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basin Rec is reporting good coverage on all trails, with the 5K XC trails, Ecker Hill Middle School and the Woods at Parley’s Lane groomed on Monday, Feb. 11. For trail information or maintenance concerns, email Bob Radke at email@example.com or visit http://www.basinrecreation.org/trail_conditions.html .
WHITE PINE TOURING
White Pine Touring operates a 20K+ cross-country ski center in the heart of Park City, with 3K, 5K and 10K+ loops perfect for the beginner, intermediate and advanced classic or skate skier. For information, go to http://www.whitepinetouring.com or call (435) 649-6249.
GORGOZA TUBING PARK
Gorgoza Park, owned and operated by Park City Mountain Resort, is scheduled to run through April 7. The scheduled hours of operation are: Saturday and Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.; Monday through Tuesday 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Extended holiday hours are as follows: Feb. 16-18, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Feb. 19-22, noon to 8 p.m.; April 5-7, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Ticket are $8 for one ride, $22 for two hours and $33 for four hours. For more information, call (435) 658-2648.
WASATCH-CACHE NATIONAL FOREST
The Kamas Ranger District maintains several cross-country ski and snowmobile trails in the Uinta Mountains east of Kamas. The 5-mile groomed Beaver Creek Trail parallels S.R. 150 and is accessible from a number of parking areas along the highway. Dogs are allowed on this trail only on odd-numbered days. For more information, go to http://www.fs.fed.us/wcnf/unit/kamas/index.shtml and select the "winter trails" link or call (435) 783-4338.
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