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Utah 2014-15 opening dates

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SkiUtah has posted expected opening dates and they are pretty spread out. Eagle Point wants to be first on Dec. 20.  Alta and Solitude are listed for Nov. 21, with Snowbird and Brighton on Nov. 22.  PCMR is going for Nov. 22 while Canyons is going to wait until after Thanksgiving and go for Nov. 28.  Deer Valley's target is Dec. 6.  Snowbasin plans to open Nov. 26.  Powder Mountain says Dec. 12.

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SkiUtah has posted expected opening dates and they are pretty spread out. Eagle Point wants to be first on Dec. 20.  Alta and Solitude are listed for Nov. 21, with Snowbird and Brighton on Nov. 22.  PCMR is going for Nov. 22 while Canyons is going to wait until after Thanksgiving and go for Nov. 28.  Deer Valley's target is Dec. 6.  Snowbasin plans to open Nov. 26.  Powder Mountain says Dec. 12.

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Oops, got that out too fast.  Obviously Dec. 20 is not an early start.  Fixed Post #1.  Thanks @BobMc.

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Brighton is having a pre-season rail jam/pick up your pass/free hot dogs tomorrow nov 15th. Although they list opening day as the 22nd I wouldn't be surprised if they figured out a way to open first in Utah.
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Although they list opening day as the 22nd I wouldn't be surprised if they figured out a way to open first in Utah.

Looks like they did figure out a way, they're opening Tuesday the 18th.
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Hah!  Even SkiUtah isn't keeping up.  They have Nov. 17 listed.  :rolleyes

 

18Nov: Brighton - update

 

21Nov: Alta, Solitude

22Nov: Snowbird, PCMR

26Nov: Snowbasin

28Nov: Canyons

06Dec: Deer Valley

12Dec: Powder Mountain

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Weatherman said the Cottonwoods got 18" from this last storm. It was below 0 this morning and every resort in the Wasatch is blowing snow. Forecast is cold all week, below or near freezing for highs and teens and lower for lows..

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Weatherman said the Cottonwoods got 18" from this last storm. It was below 0 this morning and every resort in the Wasatch is blowing snow. Forecast is cold all week, below or near freezing for highs and teens and lower for lows..

A couple of storms wouldn't hurt either. 

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Weatherman said the Cottonwoods got 18" from this last storm. It was below 0 this morning and every resort in the Wasatch is blowing snow. Forecast is cold all week, below or near freezing for highs and teens and lower for lows..
th_dunno-1[1].gif Alta reported only about 12", but they tend to lowball it. Could have hit BCC harder, though. A weak storm is supposed to come through at the end of the week and last through the weekend, but nobody's expecting much from it. There's no cause for alarm, though; Jim Steenburgh points out that we're just one average storm away from normal.and that we almost always rely on snowmaking for the early season. It's looking pretty nice already, with five more frigid nights left to blow and groom:

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The pattern looks fairly promising but we have to get out of this little dinky storm syndrome of the last several years. From what I've heard 12 inches was rose colored. It's still really early so come on everybody think big!
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Snowbird has bumped up their opening day to Friday Nov. 21st.

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OPEN

18Nov: Brighton

 

EXPECTED

21Nov: Alta, Solitude, Snowbird

22Nov: PCMR, Brian Head

26Nov: Snowbasin

28Nov: Canyons, Nordic Valley

05Dec: Sundance

06Dec: Deer Valley

12Dec: Powder Mountain

13Dec: Cherry Peak

20Dec: Eagle Point

 

Once a ski area opens in Utah, does that mean daily operations from then on?

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here's a tip from Bird for passholders: On Thursday, Nov. 20, we will open Chickadee and Gadzoom Chairlifts from 1 - 4 p.m. for Snowbird Season Passholders and Employees ONLY!

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This Saturday's probably my only chance to ski until December (unless I make it to AZ Snowbowl or Brian Head on the way back from Thanksgiving). Will anywhere open be relatively uncrowded this weekend? I'll probably stick to blues this trip, as I'm sure my ski legs have deserted me again over the summer. Is it worth purchasing in advance to get the discounted rates the areas are offering? Or should I hold off an see what terrain is open?

 

 

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Once a ski area opens in Utah, does that mean daily operations from then on?

 

I think so, generally... we shouldn't get rain to close them down. Eagle Point and Cherry Peak, at least, are closed part of the week, though. And once business slows down in the spring, more start closing on weekdays.

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