Snowbird may cut short extended season

Posted By: The Ski Channel on June 11, 2010 3:05 pm

Snowbird, the last ski resort still open in Utah, may bow out after this weekend, a week earlier than a planned season extension through June 20. Open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in June, the resort suggested on its website that “surprisingly fast snowmelt on the upper mountain” during the past week could mean that June 11-13 would be the last weekend of operations. Snowbird devotees may be feeling some deja vu. Last year, warm temperatures also prevented a planned extension from fully coming to fruition.

With the Tram and Little Cloud lift open, Snowbird reported an 80-inch base at mid-mountain on Friday. The resort promised to evaluate conditions next week and try to make Father’s Day weekend a reality. At this point though, that reality looks more wishful than likely.


(Photo courtesy of Snowbird Resort)