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First snowstorm brings Park City to life 

Dec 9, 2021, 1:32 PM | Updated: 2:16 pm

PARK CITY, Utah – Thursday’s snowstorm transformed the vibe in one of Utah’s most famous mountain towns. 

The flakes started to fly before dawn in Park City Thursday, and it’s been piling up ever since, coating the town with a big change in atmosphere. 

“I was just ecstatic to finally see some snow,” said Abby McGowan. 

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Nothing brings a smile to faces in Park City quite like a snowstorm. The stoke is high. Everybody is psyched up. However you like to say it, winter with all of its opportunities for adventure is finally here. 

“It just changes the whole look and feel of the whole town,” said McGowan, who is in town with her parents for a little work, and now, a lot of fun. 

“I kind of feel like a little kid again. I want to run through the streets and make snow angels and everything like that,” she said. 

When they awoke this morning, they headed outside to soak it in. 

“It’s just calm. It’s beautiful,” said Dan McGowan. “You can get out and it’s tranquil, relaxing. Everything’s kind of muted and quiet. You don’t hear the hustle and bustle of the world.” 

The hustle and bustle indeed picked up, as Main Street came to life. A lot of the action will be on the mountain, as the resorts work to safely open more to rain.  

Skiers and snowboarders have been anxious for the real thing. 

“It was quite brown when we got here, and we’ve just been waiting out the last few days to get some good snow to go skiing it. So it’s our first-day skiing,” said Israel Reynolds. He and his wife Ashley are in Utah for the first time and smiling. Many visitors, and locals, are relieved the snow is finally here. 

“Pretty excited, pretty excited,” said Reynolds. “We were supposed to have snow earlier in the week, and it didn’t happen. So pretty excited that it happened today.” 

The plows have been out around town and out on the interstate. It’s safe travel as long as everybody watches their speed and following distance. 

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