Utah Ski Area Opening Dates
It snowed last night; it’s going to snow all weekend. That’s mountain weather for you but all of a sudden my inbox is full of ski area opening dates and news. People, today was the first day of Autumn! If you’re getting excited about the recent storms, put a lid on it.
Having snow on the ground is simply a tease for the local resorts to hype up their advertising and get you to think winter skiing (and start spending money on a vacation). Nothing’s open until Thanksgiving so you can’t ski new snow anyway but who cares?! Further, there are no predictions of a successful snow year tied to snowfall in September.
I guarantee you that it will all melt next week. We’re still rock climbing and mountain biking around here. Only a few dumb-asses are hiking for one run on snow-covered grass so please stop sending me your resorts-covered-in-snow photos. I have nearly two months for pre-season training.
As of Friday 9/22/17, we still have 56 days until the lifts start spinning in Utah.
Utah Resort Opening Dates:
Alta Ski Area: November 22
Beaver Mountain: TBD
Brian Head Resort: November 17
Brighton Resort: As Early As Possible
Cherry Peak Resort: December 18
Deer Valley Resort: December 2
Eagle Point Resort: December 21
Nordic Valley Resort: December 9
Park City Mountain: November 17
Powder Mountain: TBD
Snowbasin Resort: November 22
Snowbird Resort: November 22
Solitude Mountain: December 2
Sundance Mountain Resort: December 8