Ogden, Utah (November 23, 2011) – The anticipated 2011-2012 ski and snowboard season is underway for northern Utah ski resorts – Powder Mountain Resort, Snowbasin Resort and Wolf Mountain. The Ogden area resorts are firing up their lifts this Thanksgiving weekend to allow skiers and snowboarders an opportunity to experience "the Greatest Snow on Earth®". Additionally, Powder Mountain is offering a Black Friday Sale for a White Christmas.
Powder Mountain is celebrates its 40th season, officially opening Tuesday, November 22 for night skiing. Powder Mountain's night skiing is available on the resort's Sundown lift daily from 3 to 9 p.m. Powder currently boasts a 25″ snow base. Day skiing is anticipated to open soon.
Snowbasin will open Thanksgiving Day with seven runs groomed and opened including Sweet Revenge, Bear Hollow, Snowshoe, Powder Puff, School Hill, Strawberry Traverse, Middle Bowl Traverse and Porcupine Traverse. Two lifts will be operational, Needles Gondola and Little Cat Express Quad. Snowbasin boasts more than 12″ of new snow and extensive snowmaking for an average base of 18 to 24″ on top to bottom runs. The "Rail Garden" terrain park will be open offering up to nine rail features. Additional terrain and lifts may open as early as this weekend.
Wolf Mountain is anticipated to open Friday, November 25. It will open a portion of its 110-acre ski mountain. New additions to the resort this season are interior renovations to their barn lodge and a new cable on the popular Wolfdeedo Lift.
"Everyone is excited to get back on the snow and opening conditions are good. It's like a huge family reunion as we see old friends and familiar faces back after summer break. It's one of the best times of the year for many reasons including lots of shred-able powder back in our mountains," commented Gregg Greer, CEO of Powder Mountain. "Come enjoy the holidays with good reason to be thankful."
Powder Mountain adult night passes are $18, and children ages 7-12 are only $15. Children six and under ski free with a paying adult. Powder Mountain is also offering a Black Friday gift certificate sale from November 25 to December 2, 2011. Sixty-dollar gift cards are on sale for $55 and $120 gift cards are on sale for $105. For additional details visit www.powdermountain.com or call the ticket office at 801.745.3772 ext. 134.
Snowbasin early day ticket rates begin at $34 for youth through $58 for adults. The ticket windows will open at 8:30 a.m. For more information call 801.620.1000. For additional information on snow conditions, call the Snow Report Hotline at 801.620.1100, or visit: www.snowbasin.com.
Wolf Mountain offers the most cost-effective lift rates in the state. Early season ticket prices range from $20 to $35 for adults and $14 to $22 for children. For additional information visit www.wolfcreekutah.com.
Please ride with care as there will still be many obstacles on adjacent runs as well as hidden under the surface. For safety, hiking is no longer being permitted because of snowmaking, avalanche control, and grooming on the mountain.
About Powder Mountain
Powder Mountain is located 19 miles from Ogden, Utah and 55 miles from Salt Lake International Airport. The resort offers over 7,000 acres of skiable terrain, 144 runs, snowcat skiing, powder country, backcountry tours, two terrain parks and lessons from the Burton 'Learn to Ride Center'. Readers of Ski Magazine consistently rate Powder Mountain #1 Value Ski Resort in North America. For up-to-date information and day skiing announcements visit facebook.com/powder-mountain.
Snowbasin, one of SKI Magazines top-rated customer service resorts, is located less than 35 miles north of Salt Lake City with one of the easiest drives from Salt Lake International Airport as well as quick access to the Park City Area and Downtown Ogden. With 3,000 skiable acres and 3,000 vertical feet, Snowbasin is best known for wide-open bowls, gladded runs, manicured groomers, powder stashes days after a storm, four terrain parks, and rarely a lift line. Snowbasin has world-class snowmaking and one of the most advanced lift systems in the West. Enjoy award-winning cuisine including mountaintop dining with spectacular views and magnificent day lodges. Snowbasin is consistently recognized as one of the best family day resorts in North America. For additional information visit www.snowbasin.com.
About Wolf Mountain
Wolf Mountain, located in Eden, Utah, is a local favorite and features both challenging terrain for experienced skiers and snowboarders as well as great slopes for learning. The area has the largest night skiing acreage in Utah. Lift rates for individuals and families are the most affordable in the state. For additional information visit www.wolfcreekutah.com.