Northern Utah ski resorts gearing up for winter season

Wednesday , November 08, 2017 - 5:00 AM

JESSICA KOKESH, Standard-Examiner Staff

HUNTSVILLE — Quickly cooling temperatures and snow dusting Northern Utah’s peaks can only mean one thing: Ski season is coming.

Snowbasin Resort fired up it snow guns on Tuesday, Nov. 7, according to a press release from the resort, and currently has a base of 7 inches.

The Huntsville resort plans to open for the season on Wednesday, Nov. 22, weather and conditions permitting. 

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This season, Snowbasin will debut its high-speed, six-seat lift, which replaces the old Wildcat lift. The chairlift ride will take five minutes and rises more than 1,290 feet, and doubles capacity to 2,400 people per hour. 

Over in Eden, Powder Mountain announced in April it would be lowering its day ticket cap from 2,000 to 1,500 to “to further preserve the uncrowded, unspoiled, independent spirit of Powder Mountain.” 

Powder Mountain’s opening date hasn’t been announced yet. According to the resort’s website, Powder Mountain currently has a base of 10 inches.

Nordic Valley, also in Eden, will celebrate its 50th anniversary this season. Its opening date is scheduled for Dec. 9. 

Reach digital producer Jessica Kokesh at 801-625-4229 or jkokesh@standard.net. You can also follow her on Twitter at @JessicaKokesh or Facebook.com/ByJessKokesh.

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