Monday, May 18, 2009

Snowbird Extends Ski Season Through June 14

Utah’s longest ski and snowboard season just got longer at Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, as officials announced the Utah resort will be open for skiing and riding on weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) through June 14, conditions permitting. The extension marks 200 days of skiing and riding for the 2008/09 season, one day short of Snowbird’s record 2004/05 season when the Little Cottonwood Canyon resort stayed open for 201 days and closed on July 4.
"We’ve experienced another incredible year of snowfall at Snowbird, especially in March and April,” said Snowbird President Bob Bonar. “Our snowpack is in great shape for this time of year and we’re excited to be able to extend our ski season well into June".
Snowbird is currently offering skiing from the Tram, Little Cloud and Mineral Basin Express on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day. Starting May 29, Snowbird will have the Tram and Little Cloud open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at a reduced ticket price of $49 (sold at the Snowbird Tram ticket office, entry 2). At this time, Snowbird is expected to close on June 14. The Utah resort will reevaluate opening for additional weekends after June 14, to be determined by weather and snow conditions. Snowbird has received 621 inches (1577 cm) of snowfall this season, well above the resort’s average of 500 inches (1270 cm) annually.

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