Park City, The Canyons, Deer Valley going out with a bang this season

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 2, 2010 10:44 am

The Salt Lake Tribune clued us in to some of the fun events we can all expect from some of Utah’s best ski resorts as the season comes to a close. It’s hard to swallow, but we’ve got to accept that the season is indeed coming to a close. Why not take advantage of everything you can before you can’t anymore? Hit the slopes one more time. Here’s a summary of stuff to expect:

“One week. That’s what your season pass at a Park City ski area is good for. Park City Mountain Resort, The Canyons and Deer Valley all close April 11. Snow showers earlier this week should keep most of the runs covered in white until the closing day. That’s never a given at Park City resorts. Look for lifts to start closing this week as seasonal workers — as well as tourist dollars — leave Utah. If you like uncrowded slopes, and if the weather isn’t 70 degrees and sunny, it’s a good week to go get in a few turns.


Break out the bunny suit

There are celebrations and parties at virtually all the Wasatch Front ski areas today for Easter. The Canyons will have an Easter egg hunt while Deer Valley will have a visit from the Easter Bunny. You might see a rabbit running around Snowbird as well. The Canyons will also have a concert from the Soulistics in the late afternoon in the Village plaza.

Brighton Beach Party, April 18

Break out the beach ball. Brighton Resort will celebrate spring — if there’s reason to celebrate, for ski enthusiasts — with a party on April 18. Spring skiing usually means mashed-potato snow and slush later in the day. At Brighton, it’s cause for partying. Be honest, you were going to wear a bikini or swim trunks out skiing, anyway. Just don’t fall.

Race/Not a race

Snowbird has several late-season races. Some are for humans, others are for dummies. The humans will compete today and Monday in the last-chance slalom and giant slalom events. Mark down April 12 for the Daredevil Dummy Downhill, a race featuring mannequins, dolls and other nonliving contestants in a fun race.”