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Utah Travel Headlines Blog

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Christmas Ski and Golf

There’s plenty of snow, with more falling, at Utah’s ski resorts. They always have a white Christmas. It looks like our valleys will have balmy holiday weather – perfect for golf.

Several Salt Lake City golf courses re-opened yesterday with good numbers of people on the links. Daytime highs are expected to be near 50 for the next several days. We should see rain off and on today. Christmas day is expected to be sunny and very nice.

Cedar City saw a record-warm 61 degrees yesterday. St. George is expected to see temperatures in the low 60s through the forecast period.

St George always has great winter golf weather – this is the time of year the play the red rock courses down there in national park country. But it is quite unusual for most of Utah to be seeing St George-like weather.

Meanwhile, a snow advisory has been issued for our northern Wasatch Mountains, with the snow level lowering to about 7,000 feet. The avalanche danger is increasing with these warm temperatures. Avalanche control work is ongoing at developed ski resorts and they are considered safe. Skiers, snowmobilers and others venturing into backcountry areas should exercise extreme caution and monitor the latest avalanche forecasts.

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