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Recreation Report

For November 15-17, 2006

Deer Valley Resort

Deer Valley Resort is preparing for winter operations. The resort is scheduled to open Dec. 2. For more information, call 649-1000 or log onto http://www.deervalley.com .

Park City Mountain Resort

Park City Mountain Resort is now preparing for the winter season. The resort is scheduled to open Nov. 17, conditions permitting. For more information, call (800) 222-7275 or log onto http://www.parkcitymountain.com .

The Canyons Resort

The Canyons Resort is now preparing for winter operations. The resort is scheduled to open Nov. 18, conditions permitting. For more information, call 649-5400 or log onto http://www.the canyons.com.

Utah ski resorts

The following Utah ski resorts are scheduled to open weather permitting: Alta, Nov. 16; Beaver Mountain, Dec. 15; Brian Head, Nov. 22; Brighton, Nov. 15; Powder Mountain, Nov. 17; Snowbasin, Nov. 23; Snowbird, Nov. 18; Solitude, Nov. 17; Sundance, Dec. 8; and Wolf Mountain, Nov. 24.

Cross-country skiing

White Pine Touring says skiers have already taken to the course. The track at Park City Municipal Golf Course is slated to open this weekend weather permitting. Until then, users can ski without a pass. For more information, call 649-6249.

Soldier Hollow: The Soldier Hollow cross-country track is slated to open Dec. 9. For times, prices and more information, call (435) 654-2002 or visit http://www.soldierhollow.com .

Wasatch-Cache National Forest

Mirror Lake Highway, S.R. 150, is now closed at mile marker 14 at Soapstone Basin. All campgrounds are currently closed and the ranger district is waiting for enough snowfall to start grooming cross-country trails. For more information, contact the Kamas Ranger District at (435) 783-4338.

Utah Avalanche Center

The Utah Avalanche Center, as of Tuesday, Nov. 4, is reporting avalanche danger as considerable on any slope steeper than about 35 degrees with fresh drifts of wind-blown snow. Human triggered avalanches will be probable and there will likely be evidence of natural activity from the brunt of the storm. Any avalanche triggered in the steep, upper-elevation northwest through east-facing slopes will have the potential to be large and dangerous. For more information, call the Utah Avalanche Center hotline at 658-5512 or visit http://www.avalanche.org .


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