January 6, 2007
Deer Valley Resort
Deer Valley Resort, as of Friday, Jan. 5, is reporting a base of 44 inches of snow with 85 runs and 21 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, Jan. 5, is reporting no new snow for a total depth of 49 inches, operating with 15 lifts open and 101 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, Jan. 5, is reporting no snow for a total depth of 42 inches, operating with 132 runs and 15 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.
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Utah ski resorts
As of Friday, Jan. 5, the following Utah ski resorts are open and scheduled to open weather permitting: Alta is reporting a 56-inch snow base with 114 runs and 7 lifts open; Beaver Mountain is reporting 39 inches of snow with 30 runs and 5 lifts open; Brian Head is reporting 42 inches of snow with 24 runs and 5 lifts open; Brighton is reporting a 57-inch snow base with 66 runs and 7 lifts open; Powder Mountain is reporting 48 inches of snow with 68 runs and 6 lifts open.; Snowbasin is reporting a 50-inch snow base with 73 runs and 8 lifts open; Snowbird is reporting 50 inches of snow with 83 runs and 11 lifts open; Solitude is reporting a 53-inch snow base with 62 runs and 8 lifts open; Sundance is reporting 34 inches of snow with 42 runs and 4 lifts open; and Wolf Mountain is reporting a 32-inch snow base with 13 runs and 3 lifts open.
The White Pine Touring cross-country track is now open with 20K 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 30K of groomed trail open for both classic and skate skiing. 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, Jan. 5, is reporting moderate avalanche danger on all slopes steeper than 35 degrees at upper, mid and lower elevations. As wind speeds increase, the danger will rise to considerable on steep, wind-drifted slopes. If accessing slopes less than 35 degrees, that are not connected to or below steeper slopes, the avalanche danger is generally low. For more information, call the Utah Avalanche Center hotline at 658-5512 or visit http://www.avalanche.org .