RECREATION

Solitude postpones opening day, other ski & board resorts to follow?

Nov 16, 2021, 9:46 AM | Updated: 9:47 am
Cody Reed and Pekka Vanninen load chairs onto the Moonbeam Express chairlift in preparation for the...
Cody Reed and Pekka Vanninen load chairs onto the Moonbeam Express chairlift in preparation for the upcoming ski season at Solitude Mountain Resort in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021.Photo: Kristin Murphy, Deseret News.

BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON — On Monday, a conversation between Ski Utah and local ski areas representatives left the upcoming ski season start date in limbo.

On Tuesday, Solitude Mountain Resort announced they would be delaying opening day until November 23rd.

Solitude was scheduled to open on Friday, November 19th for the 2021-2022 winter sport season.

However, in light of recent warming temperatures the resort was concerned about the viability of their planned opening day. 

Last Friday, Park City Mountain also announced they would postpone their opening day, scheduled for the same Friday, Nov. 19. 

Their faux snow is no match for the unpredictable weather and recent temperatures. 

Park City mountain’s snowmaking machine in action. Photo: Park City Snow Mountain.

In a press release, the Solitude Mountain Resort “optimistically” projected its new opening date for Tuesday November 23rd, 2021. Park City has not yet released information about a new date. 

At the time of publication Alta has not expressed plans to change their opening day, Nov. 20.

However their announcement does indicate they will only open on Monday if weather conditions permit. Snowbird, Deer Valley, and Sundance all project opening dates for early December. 

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Solitude postpones opening day, other ski & board resorts to follow?