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Utah Travel Headlines Blog

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Utah Ski Season Was A Near Record

Spring snow is falling on northern Utah mountains, and Snowbird is still open to accommodate skiers. That resort plans to stay open daily through April 30, and may be open some days into May if conditions permit.

Alta will re-open this weekend (April 20-22), then shut down for the season.

Other resorts are now closed.

With numbers still coming in, Ski Utah reports that we are "on track to come close to last seasonā€˜s record attendance figure of more than 4 million skier days."

Snowfall was down this year, but resorts managed to maintain good conditions and the skiers responded. Here are excerpts from a report on KUTV:

"It's no secret that Mother Nature didn't fully cooperate," said Nathan Rafferty, president of Ski Utah, during the group's annual end of season report.

"Park City Mountain Resort had about 250 inches of natural snow this season compared with 486 inches the previous season. Utah's northern resorts see an average of about 400 inches of snowfall each season - more than 30 feet of snow."

Read the full report.

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