Rec Report, Dec. 17, 2016 |

Rec Report, Dec. 17, 2016


As of Friday morning, Park City Mountain Resort had 26 of 41 lifts and 158 of 336 runs open. The Quicksilver Gondola and the Iron Mountain Express are scheduled to open over the weekend. The resort reports eight inches of snow in the last 48 hours and 77 total inches of snow this season. The base depth is 35 inches. Go to or call 435-649-8111 for more information.

As of Friday morning, Deer Valley Resort had 16 of 21 lifts and 47 of 101 runs open. The resort reports 14 inches of snow in the last 48 hours and 78 total inches of snow this season. The base depth is 41 inches. For details on the resort’s winter activities and season passes, visit or call 435-649-1000.

Solitude Mountain Resort opened for the season on Dec. 2. For information on discounted lift tickets and season passes as well as details on the resort’s winter activities, please visit or call 801-534-1400.

White Pine operates a Nordic ski center on the Park City Golf Course. The White Pine Nordic Center has its 3-kilometer, 5K and Farm Loops open for skiers. All the trails have classic tracks set and ready for use. For more information, visit

Soldier Hollow’s golf courses are closed for the season. The cross-country ski trails are scheduled to open on Dec. 17. For more information, call 435-654-2002 or visit

Gorgoza Park opened for the season on Dec. 3. Seven tubing lanes and the Fort Frosty snow play area are scheduled to be open. The normal hours for the park will be 12-8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and 1-8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Tubing costs for those 42 inches and taller are $10 for a single ride, $28 for a two-hour ticket and $40 for a four-hour ticket. For more information, call 435-658-2648 or visit

Museum tours are available every day of the week. The Winter Comet Bobsled opened on Friday, Nov. 25. Adventure activities will reopen Dec. 26-Jan. 1 for the holiday season. For more information and availability please call 435-658-4200 or visit

Mountain Trails Foundation maintains trails in the Round Valley area, at Park City Mountain and Deer Valley, on the Rail Trail, and other areas around Summit County. Mountain Trails have begun grooming for cross-country skiing, but are limited to four-kilometer courses until they receive more snow. Trails are good for snow biking. For updates, visit or For any trail maintenance concerns, email Rick at

There is no offseason for the trails in the Snyderville Basin. Basin Recreation maintains a busy trail maintenance schedule during the winter months, grooming over 17 miles of trails for cross country skiing, walking, biking, and more. Crews also plow 13 miles of the bike paths for safe routes to school, alternative transportation, and other recreation needs. Trails are always open to non-motorized use. For trail information or maintenance concerns, email Phares Gines, at To receive Basin Recreation’s grooming notifications, email

As of Friday morning, the avalanche danger level was high. For more updates, go to or call the advisory hotline at (888) 999-4019.

The Heber-Kamas Ranger District maintains trails and campgrounds in the Uinta Mountains east of Kamas. The Mirror Lake Highway is officially closed for the season. Grooming on the Beaver Creek Trail has begun, but is not yet finished. For more information, go to or call 435-783-4338.

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