November 18, 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, as of Nov. 17, is reporting 15 inches of snow with two lifts open and three runs. The resort is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. For more information, call (800) 222-7275 or log onto http://www.parkcitymountain.com .
The Canyons Resort
The Canyons Resort is now open for the winter season. For more information, call 649-5400 or log onto http://www.the canyons.com.
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Utah ski resorts
The following Utah ski resorts are scheduled to open weather permitting: Alta is now open for the season; Beaver Mountain, Dec. 15; Brian Head, Nov. 22; Brighton is now open with 24 inches of snow, 3 lifts and 10 runs open; Powder Mountain is still waiting to open; Snowbasin, Nov. 23; Snowbird is now open for the season; Solitude is now open for the season; Sundance, Dec. 8; and Wolf Mountain, Nov. 24.
White Pine Touring says skiers have already taken to the course. The track at Park City Municipal Golf Course is slated to open by Tuesday, Nov. 21, 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 Friday, Nov. 17, is reporting avalanche danger as moderate on northwest, north, and northeast facing slopes above about 9,000 feet and steeper than about 35 degrees. The avalanches may be stubborn to trigger but if you do trigger one, it has the potential to be large and dangerous. On the lower-elevation slopes as well as southerly-facing slopes that had no preexisting snow prior to last weekend’s storm, the avalanche danger is low. For more information, call the Utah Avalanche Center hotline at 658-5512 or visit http://www.avalanche.org .
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