Park City Winter Update


The snow has been flying at the upper elevations this week, turning our thoughts from autumn to winter. So what better time for a teaser for the upcoming ski season? Whether you are eager to check out forecasts for the season's snowpack, looking for the best ski swap deals, or marking your calendar with resort opening dates, we've got you covered. Stay ahead of the curve, and get the inside track on the upcoming winter in Park City and the Wasatch Back!
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Alta Ski Area  |  Friday, Nov 17
Brian Head  |  Friday, Nov 10
Brighton  |  TBD
Solitude  |  Friday, Nov 17
Snowbird  |  TBD
Snowbasin  |  Friday, Nov 25
Powder Mountain  |  TBD
Nordic Valley  |  Saturday, Dec 2
Beaver Mountain  |  TBD          
Cherry Peak 
|  TBD

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Weather models indicate a shift in weather patterns for the 2023 - 2024 ski season due to the emergence of El Niño conditions following three consecutive La Niña winters. This El Niño is expected to be particularly strong.
What does that mean for the Rockies? During
El Niño-intense winters, the Northern U.S. Rockies tend to experience milder and less wet conditions than usual, while the Southern Rockies in New Mexico, Arizona, and Southern Utah tend to have chillier and snow-filled winters. The Central Rockies don't show a pattern as consistently. Northern Utah and Western Colorado are inclined to experience drier winters, while the area around Colorado's Continental Divide doesn't display a clear trend. 


El Niño winters are known to be variable either way, so we have our fingers crossed for another season of endless powder days! While you wait for this season's snowpack to pile up,
enjoy this walk down memory lane for last year's record-setting season, courtesy of the Deseret News.


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80+ RESORTS | Adult Pass (13+): $949
Unlimited access to 41 resorts in U.S., Canada, Australia and Switzerland, plus free days of skiing or riding in Japan, France, Italy, and Austria.
UNLIMITED ACCESS  |  Park City, Vail, Breck, Whistler Blackcomb + 41 more
  • Limited access to partner resorts in North America, Europe and Japan.

Check out the PASS PERKS!  No reservations required this season, except at Telluride. 

Prices Go Up!     October 11  |

50+ Resorts | Adult Pass (23+): $1,259
Unlimited access to 16 resorts in U.S. and Canada, plus free days of skiing or riding in Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Italy, France, Switzerland, and more.
UNLIMITED ACCESS  |  Solitude Resort + 15 more 
UP TO 7 DAYS EACH  |  Deer Valley, Alta, Snowbird, Brighton, Snowbasin + more

Check out the PASS PERKS!  Reservations required at some limited-access resorts.

Prices Go Up!    October 13  |
While the Epic Pass and Ikon Pass are by far the most popular multi-resort passes available for locals and visitors, a variety of other individual resort passes and resort collective passes are also available. Learn more here!

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ANNUAL PARK CITY SKI SWAP  |  Basin Recreation Field House  |  Park City

  • Friday - Sunday, November 3 - 5  | Hours TBD
ST. LAWRENCE SKI & SNOWBOARD SALE  |  Zermatt Resort  |  Midway
  • Friday, November 3  |  9 am - 6 pm
  • Saturday, November 4  |  9 am - 4 pm

NATIONAL ABILITY CENTER GEAR SALE  |  1000 Ability Way  |  Park City

  • Saturday, October 21  |  9am - Noon


  • October 6 - 15  |  8 am - 7 pm

BLACK DIAMOND   |  Salt Lake City

  • October 13  |  10 am - 7 pm (Tent Sale)
  • October 14  |  9 am - Noon (Tent Sale + Gear Swap)
SALT LAKE VALLEY SKI SWAP  |  Utah State Fair Park
  • Friday, October 20  |  5:30 pm - 9 pm
  • Saturday, October 21  |  10 am - 4 pm
ACE GEAR SWAP  |  Alta Ski Area
  • December  |  TBD
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Deer Valley Resort
Deer Valley made big news this summer with the announcement of an operations agreement with Mayflower Mountain, which will nearly triple the size of Deer Valley's terrain. The new terrain is set to open for the 2025 - 2026 ski season. In the meantime, Deer Valley is continuing to work on development plans for Snow Park, with the aim to add a transportation hub, dining amenities, underground parking, and ski lifts. This project is undergoing continued evaluation, as described in a KPCW segment earlier this week.

Park City Mountain Resort
Park City Mountain will be celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year. The celebrations will include signature events, concerts, and art installations. In addition to the anniversary celebrations, the resort has worked over the summer to elevate the dining experience across the mountain, with new dishes available at many of its restaurants. On the lifts, guests will also enjoy an improved ride at the Red Pine Gondola, with new gondola cars that offer smoother operations and 360-degree views. Looking toward the future, Park City has also announced plans for a new 10-person Sunrise Gondola at the Canyons Village base. This new gondola aims to decrease lift waiting times and will replace the present Sunrise lift.

Soldier Hollow
During the summer, Soldier Hollow began construction on a series of improvements to its competition building. This project will add 19,115 square feet to the current competition building to supplement an overhaul of 7,670 existing square feet. These upgrades will dramatically improve the ability to host competition events. The construction is set for substantial completion by the end of February 2024. 

More info on this project here.

Snowboarding icon Shaun White is collaborating with Park City's High West whiskey distillery to champion the cause of 'Defending the West.' Having explored some of the West's most remarkable terrains, White has observed the detrimental effects of climate change and is lending his voice to the initiative, which is donating $1 million to the organizations listed below.


There's nothing quite like a good ski and snowboard movie to get hyped up for the coming winter season. And there is no better way to view one of these films than to attend an in-person premiere. 

Level 1 Freeski Film Tour 
September 21  |  The Depot in Salt Lake City

"The Land of Giants" - Matchstick Prod
October 7  |  Drive-In  |  Deer Valley

Warren Miller's "All Time" 
November 4  |  7 pm  |  The Ray in Park City

Full List of Movie Premieres!

Saturday, October 7  |  2 - 4 pm

The National Ability Center is set to unveil its cutting-edge McGrath Mountain Center at Park City Mountain, designed for adaptive recreation and outdoor activities for those with disabilities. Laurie McGrath, of McGrath Development, will be celebrated for her generous contribution and steadfast support of the NAC's goals.

Learn more here!

October 14 – October 22

As you're bustling about prepping for ski season, fuel up in style with Dine About in Park City, a  local gastronomic and pocketbook delight of 25 local eateries presenting sumptuous, 2-course lunches and 3-course dinners.

More info here!

October 21  |  Park City Main St

Lift your glasses for the 7th annual Shot Ski event in Park City, presented by the Park City Sunrise Rotary Club and High West Distillery. Enthusiasts will gather along Park City’s Historic Main Street for a collective toast. This year's challenge is to rally 1,360 participants, aiming to surpass Breckenridge's December 2022 record of 1,350 participants and 468 skis, spanning 2,401 feet. 

Learn more here!

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Keye Team
Jeff, Nikki and David

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