Nordic Valley's website now says they're closed for the winter season, and to check back soon for spring/summer activities. Closing before V-day/Presidents' Weekend has to hurt, and I'm guessing that Nordic Valley at least doesn't see any potential profit in reopening if snow returns. Are they the first area in North America to officially call it quits on this winter?
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It's been a tough winter so far across the state, but elevation can make a huge difference. Nordic Valley's summit at 6330' is below the base of every other open area except Sundance. Cherry Peak is also very low-elevation, and they already announced they wouldn't be opening until next year. I'd say that most or all of Utah below 6,000' is similarly dry, but at better ski elevation's they're not hurting so much.
Yep, I know there are several areas that are closed and probably won't re-open this season. Mount Waterman near L.A. is still advertising $250 season passes even though they haven't opened in several years and very likely won't this year... I wonder if anyone's optimistic enough to actually bite at this point? Still, officially announcing you're throwing in the towel this early seems surprising to me.