LOCAL NEWS

Snowbasin Resort kicks off its 83rd season

Nov 30, 2023, 1:51 PM | Updated: Feb 12, 2024, 4:21 pm

HUNTSVILLE, Weber County — More Utah resorts have opened for the year, including Snowbasin Resort in Ogden, which kicked off its 83rd winter season on Thursday.

“Few runs today. A few more tomorrow,” said Gordon Nielsen.

Following last year’s historic year with more than 600 inches of snow, general manager Davy Ratchford said slow and steady is the name of the game this year with anticipation and dedication high and skiers and snowboarders itching to get back out there.

“We love seeing people camping out and the lift line and being first on the chair,” Ratchford said. “There’s about 40 kids out here in line. I don’t know why they’re not in school!”

On Thursday, nine groomed trails were open. Ratchford said any kind of upcoming snow is going to help get more open.

“Our ability to make snow and to produce snow and push it out — it’s pretty good at Snowbasin — so the next couple weeks are going to be really good. It’s great to have that leading into the Christmas season,” Ratchford said.

New additions skiers and snowboarders can look out for at Snowbasin this season include a new lift, new bathrooms, more parking, and a bigger menu.

For many, that first run on Thursday felt like a homecoming.

“It’s part of our life! We love it,” Keri Ahren said.

This kicked off the hopeful start for a long, fresh powder-filled season.

“We’re hoping for no injuries and just lots of good memories,” Ahren said.

Many are keeping their fingers crossed for lots of snow over the weekend to get more lifts and runs open as nine trails are open with a total of 111 trails.

KSL 5 TV Live

Local News

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson, talking about the proposed changes that are happening to downt...

Carole Mikita and Michael Houck, KSL TV

‘This plan is ambitious’: Salt Lake County Mayor Wilson talks about the revitalization of Salt Lake City

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson spoke to KSL TV about all the proposed changes that could hit downtown Salt Lake City.

4 hours ago

A silhouetted man sitting in a chair on a phone call....

Matt Gephardt and Sloan Schrage, KSL TV

New federal data shows favorite methods of scammers targeting Utahns

Over 26,200 Utahns reported getting hit by fraud to the Federal Trade Commission last year. And one out of five of those Utahns lost money to imposters.

4 hours ago

The Salt Lake City Police Department is releasing the Utah driver license photo of Jordan Gonzales ...

Carlysle Price

SLCPD requested help finding a missing, at-risk man

The Salt Lake City Police Department said they are looking for information about a missing, at-risk man.

5 hours ago

Odin Meacham, a 30-year-old man from Duchesne County, was found guilty Monday on assaulting officer...

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com

Utah man convicted of assaulting law enforcement at US Capitol on Jan. 6

A man from Utah has been found guilty of seven felonies for actions at the United States Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

6 hours ago

A Utah DPS helicopter helping Salt Lake County Search and Rescue getting a hiker off a mountain aft...

Michael Houck

A pair of Utah treasure hunters needed rescuing after getting hurt

Two hikers needed help getting off Lookout Peak after one hurt their leg while looking for treasure on Sunday morning. 

6 hours ago

Officials obtained video footage from Orem Recreation Center, and needs help identifying this suspe...

Carlysle Price and Brianna Chavez. KSL TV

Police working to identify Orem Recreation Center sexual assault suspect

Officials reported a man sexually assaulted someone at The Orem Recreation Center Wednesday afternoon. Police said they need help identifying the suspect.

6 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Photo courtesy of Artists of Ballet West...

Ballet West

The rising demand for ballet tickets: why they’re harder to get

Ballet West’s box office is experiencing demand they’ve never seen before, leaving many interested patrons unable to secure tickets they want.

Electrician repairing ceiling fan with lamps indoors...

Lighting Design

Stay cool this summer with ceiling fans

When used correctly, ceiling fans help circulate cool and warm air. They can also help you save on utilities.

Side view at diverse group of children sitting in row at school classroom and using laptops...

PC Laptops

5 internet safety tips for kids

Read these tips about internet safety for kids so that your children can use this tool for learning and discovery in positive ways.

Women hold card for scanning key card to access Photocopier Security system concept...

Les Olson

Why printer security should be top of mind for your business

Connected printers have vulnerable endpoints that are an easy target for cyber thieves. Protect your business with these tips.

Modern chandelier hanging from a white slanted ceiling with windows in the backgruond...

Lighting Design

Light up your home with these top lighting trends for 2024

Check out the latest lighting design trends for 2024 and tips on how you can incorporate them into your home.

Technician woman fixing hardware of desktop computer. Close up....

PC Laptops

Tips for hassle-free computer repairs

Experiencing a glitch in your computer can be frustrating, but with these tips you can have your computer repaired without the stress.

Snowbasin Resort kicks off its 83rd season