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The three feet of new snow the Wasatch got this week brings mountain snow totals to seven feet since October, prompting Snowbird to open early for the 2022-23 winter season.
The ‘Bird has announced a new opening date of Friday, November 18, conditions permitting. Snowbird wrote in an Instagram post:
🚨 New Opening Day Alert: Next Friday. 🚨 You asked and mother nature delivered. With 32 inches of snow from recent storms bringing us to a 67-inch base, we’re bumping Opening Day up 2 weeks to November 18. Our staff has been working non-stop to make this hope a reality.
Snowbird’s Gad Valley will be open for skiing and riding on opening day. Snowbird announced that the tram will not be open yet as its red cabin will be in its final commissioning stages over the next week and a half.
Snowbird will join Brighton and Solitude as open resorts in the Wasatch next week, along with Alta Ski Area, which opens on November 18 as well. After the 18th, every ski area in the Wasatch’s Cottonwood canyons will be open and winter will be in full swing.