Snowbird Gets 50 Inches And Sets Opening Day

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 12, 2012 12:42 pm

The same storm that blanketed Salt Lake City, Utah with two feet of snow downed 50 inches fluffy goodness on Little Cottonwood Canyon’s resort gem — Snowbird. Fortunately for local skiers and snowboarders, this influx of snowy conditions, low temperatures and renovations to their snowmaking equipment is allowing Snowbird to open early, this Thursday, November 15th! 

“This is the storm we needed to get the season started off right,” said Bob Bonar, President of Snowbird. “Lake effect made a good storm into a great storm leaving more than four feet of snow throughout the mountain.”

Along with their revamping their snowmaking equipment, Snowbird also updated the Little Cloud chairlift to a high speed detachable quad, which will have its grand opening celebration in December.

What To Expect!

All first-day skiers and snowboarders will have Gadzoom, Mid-Gad and Chickadee chairlifts to work with on Thursday. Beginner terrain will be available on Chickadee while Intermediate and Advanced terrain will be available on Bassackwards and Big Emma. The Aerial Tram is scheduled to open with skiing on Regulator Johnson on Saturday, Nov. 17, conditions permitting. The remainder of the mountain will be closed to all guests, including hikers, until proper snow coverage is met.

All-day tickets will be sold at a reduced price. Lodging and lift ticket packages are available for as little as $99 per person (plus tax and resort fees, two night minimum stay). Details can be found at, or call (801) 933-2222.