Brighton had the honor of opening first on Nov. 13, followed closely by Solitude on Nov. 14, with its Apex, Link and Moonbeam lifts running. Snowbird opened Nov. 15, and goes into the season with new snowmaking equipment installed over the summer that will allow it to double its snowmaking capability.
Nov. 16, sees Alta start its 75th anniversary season, dating back to the winter of 1938-39. Brian Head, in Southern Utah, will also open on Saturday, Nov. 17. Sunday, Nov. 18, brings the opening of Park City Mountain Resort. Lifts start up at 9 a.m. and the traditional “Blessing of the Snow” by members of the Northern Ute Tribe will take place at noon.
Nov. 23 is also the day Canyons opens with three new terrain parks -- Painted Horse Progression Park, Transitions Terrain Park and Elwoods Natural Zone.