Over the Thanksgiving holiday, many of Northern Utah’s ski resorts kicked off the 2017-2018 season on the slopes, with additional resorts opening within the next week. Fortunately, for those who live at Summit Creek, we boast coveted proximity to several acclaimed ski resorts that are overflowing with seasonal happenings, such as night skiing, holiday events, beer gardens, live music and, overall, great family fun.
Spots like Sundance Resort, Deer Valley Resort and others offer both day passes and full season passes with a chance to experience it all. So, what are you waiting for? The mountains are covered and the resorts are ready. Utah ski season is here!
Park City Resort
The trails are open, the snow has fallen and Park City Resort is ready for a spectacular season. There’s still time to score season passes which start at $679 for adults and $359 for kids. And, you’ll want to so as quickly as possible by virtue of all the incredible happenings that are set to take place. Each Friday, the resort will host an Avalanche Dog Meet and Greet, which is a fun and friendly event for the family to get to know the ski patrollers. The Umbrella Canyon Bar stays busy, too, with s’mores and post powder DJ sets. The list of activities ranges from Historic Mountain Tours departing daily from Park City Mountain Village area at 10:00 am to snowmobiling kicking off daily (bring gloves, goggles and a valid driver’s license).
Sundance Resort is a must for Summit Creek residents. Whether you’re going for the day or purchasing a season pass, which offers unlimited access for the price of $715, the 2017-2018 season promises a great time. This year, you can experience the Winter Zipline, an invigorating experience that takes you up 3,870 feet to score breathtaking views of Mount Timpanogos and the resort at 65 miles per hour. Opening on December 8th, the resort will be ready for skiers and snowboarders and loaded with happenings all season long. Some things worth exploring in between sessions include the Full Moon Cross Country experience, which quicks off in early January and allows you to ski by the light of the moon and a chance to explore the trails in new ways. Later into the season in March, Sundance Resort hosts the Banked Slalom Race—one of the biggest events of the year and a chance for skiers of all ages to get involved.
Deer Valley Resort
Ski season at Deer Valley Resort is finally here and the conditions are almost close to perfect for skiing and snowboarding. The resort is currently offering options for passes and recommends pre-purchasing tickets online, especially for the holidays, as they quickly reach capacity. This year, Deer Valley visitors have the opportunity to snowmobile, meet Santa Claus and watch the the Deer Valley Torch Parade with hot cider and cookies in hand. As the season progresses into January, the resort is home to exciting happenings like Freestyle World Cup events and spectator ski tours. Deer Valley promises a fun season filled with enjoyable festivities, powder and great memories.
Powder Mountain Resort
Located just a short drive north of Summit Creek you’ll find Powder Mountain Resort. A local favorite, the resort is home to over 8,464 acres of of lifts and terrain parks; and, this year, the resort has added two new lifts and over 1,000 acres of terrain. Additionally, mid- or post-ski or snowboard, you can pop in for Powder Keg Events from now through January where you can enjoy a beer and live music. The resort is also hosting the Grom fest in January and February for avid and aspiring snowboarders. With adult season passes starting at $935 and special pricing available for seniors, teachers, teens, firefighters and children, Powder Mountain is one of Utah’s best mountains and certainly worth adding to your list of slopes to hit this season.
*Photos Courtesy of Ski Resort Property, Sundance Resort, Deer Valley Blog & Powder Mountain