Snowbird, Utah – Mother Nature came through with another winter storm just as Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort prepares to open Friday, Nov. 14, with two chairlifts and the Tram.

Fresh snow and great snow conditions will greet skiers and snowboarders Friday at 9 a.m. when Snowbird opens for the 2003-04 season with the Gadzoom and Mid-Gad chairlifts as well as the Tram servicing the Regulator Johnson run. The ticket price will be $38 per day.

“Between the five feet of snow we’ve received this month and our new snowmaking system, the conditions are amazing for mid-November,” said Snowbird President Bob Bonar.

Snowbird spent the summer installing a new snowmaking system that extends up the Regulator Johnson run near the top of 11,000-foot Hidden Peak. The new snowmaking system is critical to Snowbird’s ability to offer the Tram on opening day.

To see images from opening day and the early-season conditions, go to www.snowbird.com. Snowbird’s website also contains the latest information on early-season lodging packages, weather forecasts and mountain cams.