Local Ski Area Details: Opening Dates and Pass Information


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Photo credit: Eric Schramm Photography

An unseasonably warm and dry November has made opening dates for area ski resorts a bit of a moving target, but everyone in town has been cheered on by the recent snow and colder temps, giving the ski areas a chance to play catch-up via snowmaking.

Park City Mountain has moved its opening date to Saturday, Nov. 26, and Canyons base will also open on Nov. 26 instead of Nov. 23, as previously announced.

Low snowfall totals aren’t entirely unusual the week of Thanksgiving – many locals can recall the days of America’s Opening (always held Thanksgiving Week), when the only snow at Park City Mountain Resort was the swath of white marking the race course. What millions of TV viewers didn’t see was the brown mountainside flanking the course, as cameras focused on cowbells and legendary World Cup racers.

Park City will sell its season tickets – or Epic Passes – until Nov. 20. Call (435) 658-9454 for more information.

Named as the United States’ Best Ski Resort by the World Ski Awards, Deer Valley Resort is, thus far, sticking with its originally-planned opening date of Saturday, Dec. 3. And this year, you (and five of your closest friends) can ski with one of six champions who have each made their mark on the skiing world. Champions include Heidi Voelker, Shannon Bahrke, Kris “Fuzz” Feddersen, Kaylin Richardson, Jillian Vogtli, and Trace Worthington. The experience will run you $1,200 for half-day or $2,000 for a full day, but the bragging rights are priceless. Reservations can be made by contacting Kris “Fuzz” Feddersen at 435-649-5766 or skiwithchamps@deervalley.com.

Deer Valley Resort season tickets of all shapes and sizes are available by clicking here. And you can show your love for the Deer Valley Difference by voting for them in USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Choice travel awards. Just click here before Nov. 21, or call 435-649-1000.

Between Park City Mountain and Deer Valley Resort, there is a skiing or boarding opportunity for every preference and ability, which is just one more reason why so many visitors and locals Choose Park City year after year.