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Utah Travel Headlines Blog

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Big Snow And Steve Young Ski Classic

A wet storm dumped massive amounts of snow on Utah Thursday, causing a few temporary traffic delays. Road crews worked throughout the day and, at this writing, no major travel problems were reported or anticipated.

All northern Utah ski resorts received substantial amounts of new snow. Showers are expected to linger through the weekend and resorts will offer great powder conditions. With the snowpack growing deeper every day, resorts are expected to offer great spring skiing this year and many will extend their seasons.

Snowbird, with a base of 127 inches and more coming down, expects to offer skiing through May 29. The resort will be open daily through May 14 and then will cut back to a weekends-only schedule.

On a side note, Snowbird will host the Steve Young Ski Classic on March 11. Steve, a former San Francisco quarterback, will bring an impressive group of NFL players and Olympians to the resort as part of a fundraiser to benefit the Wasatch Adaptive Sports program, which is one of the premier ski and summer programs for children and adults with special needs.

As part of the classic, NFL players and Olympians will ski in a fun race against Wasatch Adaptive Sports participants in a dual giant slalom format on Snowbird’s Gad Valley Race Hill beginning at 10 a.m. There is no fee to watch this event, accessed from Snowbird’s Entry 1 or 2.

There will also be an awards ceremony and dinner. Live and silent auctions will offer international vacations, ski packages and more.

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