Western States Get Blasted Snowbird Report As Open
I think all Skiers and Snowboarders dream of long days at Snowbird about this time of year. They are open and conditions are reported as awesome for early season conditions. The Aerial Tram is now open with access to Regulator Johnson only, and is recommended for experts only at this time. The Gadzoom lift can be used to access Big Emma, Bassackwards and Lunch Run only. Due to early season conditions this terrain is not recommended for beginner skiers or riders.
SNOWBIRD, UTAH – The 39th winter season at Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort begins Friday, Nov. 20, with skiing and riding on natural and man-made snow. Snowbird will open at 9 a.m. with the Gadzoom chairlift accessing intermediate and advanced terrain and Chickadee accessing beginner slopes; additional terrain will be evaluated as weather conditions permit.
“We’re excited to kick off what is sure to be a fantastic ski season this Friday,” said Snowbird President Bob Bonar. “The combination of recent snowfall, cold temperatures and a promising forecast should help us work towards opening additional terrain during Thanksgiving week.”
Snowbird will be offering the Gadzoom and Chickadee chairlifts to skiers and riders beginning Friday at 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. for Gadzoom, 5 p.m. for Chickadee. The Snowbird Center and Creekside Lodge will be offering food, merchandise and equipment rental options throughout the weekend.
A series of storms are forecasted into next week along with cold temperatures that should accommodate snowmaking. Last year, Snowbird received 621 inches of The Greatest Snow on Earth® and had a 195-day season with skiing and riding from Nov. 7 to May 31, the longest in Utah.
Snowbird is offering an early season ticket price of $52. Early-season lodging and lift packages are currently available starting at $99/person through much of December.
For families short on time – and winter vacations – Snowbird offers the ideal weekend getaway. As the most accessible year-round resort in North America you can hop on an early flight and be on the slopes by noon that same day! And with an average of 500 inches of The Greatest Snow on Earth®, Snowbird gives weekend warriors the best chance for a powder-filled escape from the stresses of home without breaking the bank.