RECREATION REPORT – Jan. 20-23, 2009
A roundup of other winter activities and trail conditions in and around Park City. PARK CITY MOUNTAIN RESORT As of Jan. 20, 15 lifts are open, servicing 107, 44 of which are groomed runs. There are 9 bowls, one pipe and 4 terrain parks open. The base depth is 52 inches. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For up-to-date information and ticket prices, please visit http://www.parkcitymountain.com or call (800) 222-PARK. THE CANYONS RESORT As of Jan. 20, 17 lifts are open, servicing 157 trails. There are 6 natiural halfpipes and five bowls currently open. The mid-mountain base depth is 39 inches. Hours are 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please visit http://www.thecanyons.com for more information. DEERVALLEY As of Jan. 20, all 22 of Deer Valley’s lifts are open, servicing 97 runs. Seven bowls are open. The base depth is 62 inches. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. For more information, call (435) 649-1000 or visit http://www.deervalley.com. GORGOZA PARK Hours for Gorgoza Park (operated by PCMR) are 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For more information on the tubing hill, miniature snowmobile track and Fort Frosty kids’ play area, please call (435) 658-2648 or visit http://www.gorgozapark.com. UTAH OLYMPIC PARK Winter adventures await at Utah Olympic Park. The park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Take a ride on the Winter Comet Bobsled, Tuesday through Friday 5:30-6:30 p.m. or Saturday 5-7 p.m. The Xtreme Zipline, Snowzone, and rides on the K120 Chairlift operate Tuesday through Friday noon to 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Expert guided tours are offered daily at the top of the hour from 10 a.m. – 4p.m.; Olympic Tours are offered Wednesday through Saturday 2-4 p.m.. Free admission to Utah Olympic Park includes self-guided tour of competition sites, Alf Engen Ski Museum and the 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum. For more information, please call (435) 658-4200 or visit olyparks.com. WHITE PINE TOURING White Pine Touring operates 3k, 5k and 10k groomed loops for classic and skate skiers. For more information, visit http://www.whitepinetouring.com or call the Nordic Center at (435) 649-6249. SOLDIER HOLLOW The tubing hill is open Monday through Friday noon to 8 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays noon to 4 p.m. Tubing sessions are two hours long and start on the even hour (i.e. 10-noon, noon-2, 2-4, etc.). There are 29 kilometers of cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails. For more information, call (435) 654-2002 or visit http://www.soldierhollow.com. PARK CITY ICE ARENA The Park City Ice Arena offers public skating, drop-in time slots for different age groups, speed skating drop-in, Learn-to-Curl classes, Adult Skills & Drills classes and Stick & Puck sessions. The monthly schedule is available online at http://www.parkcityice.org. UTAH SKI RESORTS For more information about all of Utah’s ski areas including Alta, Brian Head, Brighton, Powder Mountain, Snowbasin, Snowbird, Solitude, Sundance and Wolf Creek resorts and a full snow report, visit http://www.skiutah.com. PARK CITY AND SNYDERVILLE BASIN TRAILS As of Jan. 20 the Round Valley, Round Valley Connector and the Rail Trail from Bonanza to the Dump Road are groomed. Groomed trails in the Basin include the McLeod from Holiday Ranch Loop to Old Ranch Road, 4K at Willow Creek and 2K of The Woods at Parley’s Lane. For more information visit http://www.mountaintrails.org
The Park City High School softball team is winning, and that’s news. It’s been close to a decade since they recorded a winning season.