March 15, 2013
PARK CITY MOUNTAIN RESORT
On Friday morning, PCMR was reporting a 67-inch base. The resort has received 196 inches of snow to date this season, but no new snow in the past 24 hours. At PCMR, all 16 lifts were open Friday serving 115 of 116 runs (47 groomed), four parks, two pipes, and six out of nine bowls. Go to http://www.parkcitymountain.com or call (435) 649-8111 for more information.
At Canyons, 159 of 179 trails were open Friday (43 groomed), along with all five bowls. All 19 lifts were running. The resort is reporting 209 inches of snow so far this season, with a 50-inch base at mid-mountain and a 70-inch base at the summit, but no new snow in the past 24 hours. 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 70-inch base, but no new snow in the past 24 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.
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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 Friday, Soldier Hollow was reporting an 18-inch base and nine groomed trails totaling 18K. Groomer’s choice is The Hollow. 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.
Mud season has arrived. Unseasonably warm temperatures this week have put an end to cross-country skiing on most local trails except White Pine, although a huge spring storm could cause MTF to reopen limited track. If you’re walking, running or riding, go out before 8 a.m. to avoid damaging the trails. For updates, visit mountain trails.org or http://www.facebook.com/mountaintrailsfoundation . For any trail maintenance concerns, email Rick at email@example.com.
Basin Recreation reports that all cross-country ski trails are finished for the year except the Basin Rec 5K XC trails, where spring conditions were reported in the March 13 grooming report. For trail information or maintenance concerns, email Bob Radke at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Friday 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be extended hours on April 5-7 from 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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