snow_truckIf you are anything like me, then you stare out the window in amazement and anticipation every time it snows in Salt Lake City. Every year there are one or two snowfalls that cover the ground and start building up Utah’s famous snow-base in the hills. But, on the valley floor, the snow always goes away and we have this weird week or two of summer weather between snowfalls.

Then, finally, it happens. We get pounded with a serious snowfall every year right about the middle of November, and this one, I always hope sticks. When I went out to my car this morning, it was covered in snow and I was forced to find the ice scraper that I carelessly put away somewhere last year.

4-5 inches on the valley floor means 9-10 inches on my favorite resorts and I am ready to hit the slopes for the day. Here is the low down on the 4 local Salt Lake City Resorts and their status for lift operation:

Alta – promises to determine their opening day by the close of business today. Locals guess it will be in time for the weekend (9/27)

Brighton – Explorer, Majestic, and Crest chairs are open, lift tickets are $40

Snowbird – Gadzoom and Chickadee are open and lift tickets are $52

Solitude – Apex Express, Moonbeam Express, and Link are open with 3 corresponding runs, lift tickets are $39

resortGo get your skis tuned and get up there. Don’t let this be the year that you spend wishing you had skied more.