5 Utah Resorts Open

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Nov. 19, 2003) – With more than eight feet of snowalready on the ground at some Utah ski resorts and another foot or moreforecast for later this week, Utah resorts are on track to surpass the1994 record when 151 inches of snow fell at Snowbird Ski and SummerResort during November.

“This is one of the best season openings in the past 20 years, and theweather forecasters are telling us there’s more snow on the way,” saidSki Utah President Kip Pitou. Noting that many Utah resorts and lodgingproperties are offering low-cost early season deals from now untilChristmas, Pitou added, “This is the perfect scenario: skiers getmid-season conditions at early-season prices.”

According to the National Weather Service, “the next Pacific storm willstart to affect the area late Thursday and continue through most of theweekend.” The forecast calls for significant snowfall in all Utahmountains. The abundant early snowfall has allowed most Utah resorts toopen well ahead of schedule. Early season skiers and snowboarders atthose resorts already open report superb conditions. Following areNovember snow totals as of Nov. 19 and opening dates for Utah resorts:

Alta Ski Area — Nov. 20 (97″ total snowfall)

Beaver Mountain — Mid-December (24″)

Brian Head Resort — Nov. 22 (30″)

Brighton Resort — OPEN – Nov. 6 (108″)

The Canyons Resort— Nov. 21 (76″)

Deer Valley Resort — Dec. 6

Nordic Valley — Mid-December

Park City Mountain Resort — OPEN – Nov. 14

Powder Mountain — Nov. 18 (night only)/Nov. 26 (day)

Snowbasin Resort — Nov. 22 (68″)

Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort — OPEN – Nov. 14 (92″)

Solitude Mountain Resort — OPEN – Nov. 14 (98″)

Sundance — Dec. 12 (70″)

For information on current snow totals and resort opening dates visitSki Utah’s snow report at www.skiutah.com/snow_report/.###