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Recreation Report

For December 16-19, 2006

Deer Valley Resort

Deer Valley Resort, as of Friday, Dec. 15, is reporting a base of 27 inches of snow with 40 runs and 15 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 Friday, Dec. 15, is reporting no new snow for a leveled depth of 20 inches, operating with 8 lifts open and 50 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, as of Friday, Dec. 15, is reporting no new snow for a base depth of 32 inches, operating with 111 runs and 13 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 Friday, Dec. 15, the following Utah ski resorts are open and scheduled to open weather permitting: Alta is reporting a 47-inch snow base with 108 runs and 7 lifts open; Beaver Mountain, TBD; Brian Head is reporting 27 inches of snow with 13 runs and 3 lifts open; Brighton is reporting a 45-inch snow base with 58 runs and 6 lifts open; Powder Mountain is reporting 34 inches of snow with 20 runs and 3 lifts open.; Snowbasin is reporting a 38-inch snow base with 37 runs and 6 lifts open; Snowbird is reporting 44 inches of snow with 83 runs and 11 lifts open; Solitude is reporting a 30-inch snow base with 23 runs and 8 lifts open; Sundance is reporting 20 inches of snow with 10 runs and 3 lifts open; and Wolf Mountain is reporting a 17-inch snow base with 7 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 has 8 groomed trails, 21K, on a 14-inch packed snow base. 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, Dec. 15, is reporting mostly moderate avalanche danger for the Provo, Salt Lake and Park City mountains on upper-elevation north through east-facing slopes steeper than 35 degrees with recent deposits of wind-drifted snow as well as lower-elevation slopes where the snowpack is damp. Mid-elevation slopes less than 35 degrees have a generally low danger. For more information, call the Utah Avalanche Center hotline at 658-5512 or visit http://www.avalanche.org .


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