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Recreation Report

For December 2-5, 2006

Deer Valley Resort

Deer Valley Resort, as of Tuesday, Dec. 5, is reporting a base of 26 inches of snow with 17 runs and 8 lifts open. The resort is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. For more information, call 649-1000 or log onto http://www.deervalley.com .

Park City Mountain Resort

Park City Mountain Resort, as of Tuesday, Dec. 5, is reporting no new snow for a leveled depth of 24 inches, operating with 8 lifts open and 44 runs. Friday, Dec. 15 will be the resort’s Benefit Day where lift tickets are only $20 per person to help raise funds for the Park City Historical Society and Museum. Tickets must be purchased by Dec. 14. 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, as of Tuesday, Dec. 5, is reporting no new snow for a base depth of 29 inches, operating with 103 runs and 11 lifts. The resort is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 649-5400 or log onto http://www.the canyons.com.

Utah ski resorts

As of Tuesday, Dec. 5, the following Utah ski resorts are open and scheduled to open weather permitting: Alta is reporting a 42-inch snow base with 95 runs and 7 lifts open; Beaver Mountain, Dec. 15; Brian Head is reporting 18 inches of snow with 3 runs and 1 lift open; Brighton is reporting a 47-inch snow base with 44 runs and 5 lifts open; Powder Mountain is reporting 29 inches of snow with 9 runs and 2 lifts open.; Snowbasin is reporting a 31-inch snow base with 35 runs and 3 lifts open; Snowbird is reporting 37 inches of snow with 55 runs and 7 lifts open; Solitude is reporting a 32-inch snow base with 23 runs and 8 lifts open; Sundance, Dec. 8; and Wolf Mountain is reporting a 19-inch snow base with 6 runs and 3 lifts open.

Cross-country skiing

The White Pine Touring cross-country track is now open with 5k of groomed trail. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For more information on rental prices or lessons, 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, Dec. 5, is reporting mostly low avalanche danger in the backcountry. The slight increase in wind speeds does deserve a "pockety" moderate rating in areas with recent deposits of wind-drifted snow. This will be mostly on easterly-facing slopes at the higher elevations. For more information, call the Utah Avalanche Center hotline at 658-5512 or visit http://www.avalanche.org .


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