Snowbird to open for the season next week

Nov 10, 2022, 9:45 AM | Updated: 9:50 am
Snowbird has been blessed with a lot of snowfall in the last few weeks, allowing them to open early...
Snowbird has been blessed with a lot of snowfall in the last few weeks, allowing them to open early on Friday, Nov. 18. (Snowbird)

SNOWBIRD, Utah — Snowbird has announced it will be opening for the season on Friday, Nov. 18.

According to a Thursday morning press release, the resort received 32 inches of snowfall from recent storms and over seven feet of snow since October, which helped create a 67-inch base, allowing for an early opening.

“I haven’t seen early-season snowfall like this in years and we plan to take advantage of it,” said Dave Fields, president and general manager of Snowbird. “Our teams are working hard to get the mountain ready and we’re excited to start the season with such a strong base and what will be great ski conditions.”

Thanks to all of the fresh powder, skiing and riding will open in Gad Valley with normal operating hours — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lift tickets will be available, according to the release, at both the Snowbird Center and Creekside Ticket offices, or on their website.

“Snowbird’s new Tram cabins, the newest of which was installed on Saturday, are being commissioned by crews from Doppelmayr and are not expected to be ready for Snowbird’s new opening day but shortly thereafter,” the release stated.

Snowbird joins a few other resorts in Utah in opening for the 2022-23 season. Brian Head was the first to open in the Beehive State, while Brighton Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort will welcome guests this week.

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Snowbird to open for the season next week