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Utah ski resorts project opening dates

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Utah had temperatures in the 80s during the last week of September, but Wednesday brings a possibility of 18 inches of snow at the 8,000 foot level. Utah's ski resorts anticipate big tourist dollars.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Utah had temperatures in the 80s during the last week of September, but Wednesday  brings a possibility of 18 inches of snow at the 8,000 foot level. Utah's ski resorts anticipate big tourist dollars.

Ski resorts along the Wasatch Front and into Beaver County are hoping for another successful ski season.

Snow accumulation of more than 500 inches was reported in the higher elevations last year.

Alta, with a base elevation of 8,530 had more than 60 feet of snow in the 2010-11 season and kept their trails open until the first of May.

Salt Lake area resorts, Alta, Brighton and Snowbird are projecting their opening dates in mid-November. Solitude opens on November 1st.

Park City ski resorts have varying dates, depending on snow accumulation.

The Canyons resort plans on a Thanksgiving weekend opener, with Park City Mountain beginning a week earlier. Sundance and Deer Valley are waiting until the first weekend in December.

Brian Head plans on a November 19 opening and Eagle Point will begin in mid December.

The Northern resorts will be available for winter sport activities in mid-November with Powder Mountain opening November 24th.

Beaver Mountain in Logan Canyon plans to open the first weekend in December, as does Snow Basin in Ogden Canyon, depending on snow accumulation.

Sundance in Provo Canyon usually open in the first or second week of December for skiing.


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