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So many resorts, most of them within 45 minutes of the Salt Lake City airport.  And so many new lifts, trams, on-mountain dining, and more, this season.

Here’s a short swing around what’s new and notable on the snow in Utah, in alphabetical order, since that’s the only fair way:

Alta Ski Area – The Sunnyside fixed-grip triple has been replaced with a high-speed six-pack, speeding access from the Albion base area.  Also new this season is that parking reservations are now required for Fridays, in addition to Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.  Alta has improved some of the Sleepy Hollow terrain off the Supreme Lift area.

Cherry Peak Resort – Introducing one of Utah’s newest ski resorts, near Logan.  The family-owned resort features three triple chairlifts and 400 acres of family-friendly terrain. There are 29 runs, a terrain park, tubing, night skiing and ice skating.

Deer Valley – The Burns Express is a new chairlift connecting the Snow Park base area to Little Baldy, offering Ski School access to more beginner teaching terrain and an additional option for skiers to navigate out of the main arrival area.  Also, surface lifts and beginner terrain in the Wide West area have been improved.

The Snow Park Village base area has been upgraded with new transit arrival facilities including new food and beverage options.  A new high-end seafood and steak restaurant, Cast & Cut, opens in Snow Park Lodge, featuring seafood towers, grass-fed beef and more.

Nordic Valley – There are new glade runs on the Nordic Express area, plus a new Yurt lounge, and the former Ski Patrol room has been transformed into a beer bar, appropriately called The Aid Room.

Park City Mountain – There’s a new outdoor patio at Red Tail Grill, near the Orange Bubble Express and Red Pine Gondola. The resort also has invested in employee housing, with a 441-bed development at Canyons Village.

Snowbasin – The big news is the switch from the Epic Pass to both the Ikon Pass and Mountain Collective Pass this season.  

Snowbird – The big news here is two brand new large, super-modern Tram cabins – one red, one blue – which will whisk guests to 11,000 feet. The trams offer spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows and additional see-through viewing panels in the floor, for a true feeling of flying. 

After snow season, prepare yourself to experience –  drumroll please – a rooftop balcony, first of its kind in the United States.  Hang out – and hang on – riding outside for 360-degree views.  Starting summer 2023. 

Solitude Mountain – The resort opens its first terrain park, adding features to the North Star and Main Street runs. The Yurt has been revamped to be open during the day for lunch.  In the evening, it transitions to an exclusive five-course dining experience reachable by a moonlit snowshoe tour. 

Sundance Mountain Resort – There’s a new fixed-grip quad south of Jake’s lift this season.  The 14-minute ride opens 40 acres of new terrain. In addition, the resort, founded by film icon Robert Redford, is expanding operations with 15 acres of groomed terrain, 10+ new runs, and 36 new acres of skiable terrain. 

Woodward Park City – Open just a few seasons, the area already has redesigned its layout to increase it’s terrain park features by 20%.  It is also one of the few ski/snowboard resorts anywhere with a parkour zone. 

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  1. So grateful to you both. Thanks so much for continuing this great contribution to a sport we all love.
    From Aus seniors….
    Marie and Colin

  2. Please note the Sunnyside lift at Alta is not running and neither is the Albion lift-so tow rope down or???? Very poor planning. We have a two week time share early Dec and always park and start at Sunnyside. This is a major inconvenience. May be our last trip to Alta.

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