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Utah Travel Headlines Blog

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Solitude Will Open Friday, Other Ski Resorts Watch Weather

Warm and relatively dry weather may interfere with planned opening days for Utah ski resorts. The Salt Lake Tribune gives details in this new article. Here are excerpts:

Solitude in Big Cottonwood Canyon, however, will open Friday as announced. Three runs - Moonbeam, Apex and Links - have enough artificial snow to ski on, said spokesman Dave DeSeelhorst. But most of the mountain awaits some good, old-fashioned Utah dumps of the white stuff.

The Canyons, near Park City, is holding fast to its Saturday start date, said Libby Dowd. But resort officials will make the final decision in the coming days.
The best shot for a storm with significant precipitation is Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
But that won't help at Little Cottonwood Canyon resort Alta, which had scheduled a Thursday opener. Officials there will watch the skies and wait before they crank up the chairlifts, said Connie Marshall.

Next door, at Snowbird, opening day set for Saturday may be put off, said Laura Schaffer.

"We're just going to watch the weather for a while," she said.
At Park City Mountain Resort, Friday's slated opening most likely will be put on hold, said Paula Fabel.


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