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Update: 2017-18 Utah Ski Season Is Just Days Away


NOTE: This story has been updated from original publish date. Two Northern Utah Ski Resorts are set to open the day before Thanksgiving according to Ski Utah, the trade group promoting Utah’s ski industry.

Snowbird in Little Cottonwood Canyon and Snowbasin east of Ogden, will open on November 22nd. Park City Mountain opens the following day. Since the original Ski Utah season opening announcement, Alta has changed its opening "TBD;" to be determined. The resort originally announcing a November 22nd opening.   Nathan Rafferty is the President and CEO of Ski Utah. He says the economic and weather outlooks are creating optimism.

“Last year was an all-time record. The season before that was an all-time record as well. So we’re crossing our fingers and look forward [to] what we hope to be a third record season in a row. We’ve got a ton of momentum.”

The National Weather Service is forecasting six to twelve inches of new snow in the higher elevations of Northern Utah with a storm moving in and staying until Friday. The 3-month forecast looks much the same as last year’s at this time. Northern Utah is likely to be a little warmer and wetter than normal, according to the weather service.

Bob Nelson is a graduate of the University of Utah with a BA in mass communications. He began his radio career at KUER in 1978 when it was still in Kingsbury Hall. That’s also where he met his wife, Maria Shilaos, in 1981. Bob left KUER for commercial radio where he worked for 25 years, and he is thrilled to be back at KUER. Bob and his family are part of an explorer group, fondly known as The Hordes and Masses, which has been seeking out ghost towns and little-known places in Utah for more than twenty years.
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