Snowbird to remain open thanks to April storms

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 23, 2010 10:51 am

Snowbird, Utah – Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort surpassed the season-to-date snowfall total of 500 inches for the third straight year thanks to a storm that is currently blanketing the Wasatch Mountains. The Little Cottonwood Canyon resort has received 5 inches as of 10:30 a.m., with additional snowfall expected throughout the day and another storm forecasted for early next week.

As of Monday, April 26, Snowbird will be the only ski area in Utah still open for spring skiing and snowboarding. With a total snowfall of 504 inches and a mid-mountain base of 106 inches, resort officials expect that there should be ample snow to ride on through Memorial Day (conditions permitting).

“Once again, April has provided some of the best powder of the year with over 100 inches this month alone,” said Snowbird President Bob Bonar. “We’re excited to continue our tradition of offering the longest season in Utah.”

OnTheSnow.com visitors recently awarded Snowbird with the top honors for downhill terrain in North America.

Snowbird is currently offering reduced price tickets of $62 that include the Aerial Tram, Little Cloud, Mineral Basin Express, Gadzoom and Chickadee for the extended spring riding. These lifts will operate daily, April 23 through May 9, with the exception of Gadzoom which closes April 26 and Chickadee which closes May 3. From May 10 through May 31, the Tram, Little Cloud and Mineral Basin Express lifts will operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only, conditions permitting. Snowbird’s last day of winter operation is slated for Memorial Day. Spring season passes are currently available for $299, offering unlimited skiing and riding until the end of the season.

Snowbird summer activities will begin June 19, including the new Ropes Course, Wasatch Mining Company Gemstone Mine, Aerial Tram, Peruvian Chairlift and Tunnel, Alpine Slide, four-station climbing wall, ZipRider, Bungy Trampoline, Mechanical Bull and Inflatables. Visit www.snowbird.com for more information and the full Festival summer lineup.

For media information, contact Jared Ishkanian at (801) 933-2047 or jishkanian@snowbird.com. You can also follow Snowbird on Facebook by searching “Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort” or on Twitter under “SnowbirdSki”.

 

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