Park City Mountain Resort Won’t Open Until Thanksgiving, Other Utah Resorts Delay Openings

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The station said Friday that due to colder temperatures during the week, snow crews have been working hard, but will not be able to produce enough snow in time to open for Thanksgiving. The station says it will announce a new opening date soon.

Park City Mountain Resort originally scheduled its first day of the season for November 19, but has announced that it is postponing opening day indefinitely due to warm temperatures and lack of natural snow.

In a letter to employees announcing the delay, PCMR COO Mike Goar said early season conditions aren’t always good indicators of a successful winter. He pointed out that the resort delayed opening day in 2016 before finally receiving 455 inches of snow that winter.

Resorts across the state have felt the pressure of a hot, dry start to the season. The Solitude Mountain resort was also scheduled to open on the 19th, but has pushed its opening day back to Tuesday, November 23 this week. Solitude is expected to be Utah’s first resort to open after the Alta ski area also delayed its opening day from November 20 to 24. Woodward Park City has also had snow and is aiming for November 26 to open its hill of tubes. Woodward says the chairlifts will open as soon as conditions allow. Deer Valley is scheduled to open for winter on December 4th.

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