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Hold your Horses! Winter is still Running Strong. . . Many Utah Resorts Enjoy 130-149% Above Normal Precipitation.

Now that the calendar year has turned to spring, many snow-a-holics feel a sense of deprivation and loss… their beloved winter is coming to a close. BUT, never you fear! Winter will still be here in Utah for many weeks to come. In fact, the immense plethora of snow in Utah has prompted many resorts to extend their ski and snowboard seasons well through April, May and some resorts might even remain open in June! In fact, many Utah resorts are enjoying 130-149 percent above normal snow water precipitation. So, slap that saddle back on and sharpen your spurs, spring skiing has only just begun.

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Oh my!!! Looks like we are in for some great powder skiing!

Here is the weather for the week of March 6th – 13th!!  Thank you Mother Nature!

Tonight: Snow. Steady temperature around 20. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Monday: Snow. High near 28. Southeast wind between 3 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 7 to 11 inches possible.

Monday Night: Snow. Low around 10. Wind chill values as low as -3. Windy, with a northwest wind 27 to 30 mph decreasing to between 15 and 18 mph. Winds could gust as high as 44 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 11 to 17 inches possible.

Tuesday: Snow likely, mainly before 11am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -5. West northwest wind between 6 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 9. West southwest wind around 10 mph.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 27.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 33.

Thursday Night: A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.

Friday: A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23.

Friday Night: A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13.

Saturday: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27.

Saturday Night: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12.

Sunday: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25.

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Get out here and ski! We have so much snow!!

Pattern Shift Signals White Future

As snowriders from across the country gathered at Utah resorts to enjoy the holiday break this past weekend, Mother Nature covered the state in a great white blanket of deep snow…over 3 feet of snow in 24 hours.

Local meteorologists feel this recent storm cycle represents a pattern shift in the jet stream which will encourage storm cycles to strengthen over Utah’s Wasatch Mountain Range. That’s right, even more snow is in on the way!

Book your reservation in the next 48 hours and save 20% on your lodging total!!

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Over 80,000 lined the slopes!!

Over 80,000 people lined the superpipes, moguls course, skiercross course and slopestyle kickers over the last two weeks at the FIS World Freestyle Championships held at Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort, the Winter Dew Tour at Snowbasin and the US Snowboarding Grand Prix at Canyons. In fact, officials from the Winter Dew Tour “at Snowbasin estimated an attendance of 44,000 people, which represents the biggest winter sports event held in Utah since the 2002 Olympics. Stay tuned for more events.

What’s next you ask, how about a good old fashion storm delivering 14-24 (snow report) inches of The Greatest Snow on Earth® in the next two days. This new snow will deliver amazing snowriding conditions for President’s Day weekend.

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Fun things to do in February!

Feb. 10-13:

Winter Dew Tour Toyota Championship at Snowbasin Resort. Don’t miss out on the final stop of the Winter Dew Tour, promising everything from a free Ice Cube concert in Ogden to big air in the Superpipe.

Feb. 9-12:

Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix at Canyons Resort. Rock out to a live Fuel concert.

Feb. 12:

Big Mountain Battle & The Hunt at Park City Mountain Resort. The Big Mountain Battle challenges you and a friend to explore the mountain you thought you knew. Register today

Feb. 15:

Fireside Chat- The Alta Ski Patrol and their Dogs at REI on 3300 South, SLC

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FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships this Weekend in Park City

This week, Feb. 2-5, 2011, the world will again be watching Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort as they host the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships. The world’s top competitors in aerial, moguls, dual moguls and ski cross will battle it out at Deer Valley Resort, while Park City Mountain Resort sets the stage for skier half-pipe and ski slopestyle competitions. Best of all, the event provides an endless amount of free spectating opportunities for the general public.

Powder Hound Matt Baydala gives us the skinny on the event schedule and local talent sure to impress the crowds.

This is such a great event!!  Come on out!!  You will love it!

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Ski Utah Interconnect Tour Video

Deb Lovci, innkeeper at OldTown Guest House, narrates this short video about the Ski Utah Interconnect Tour. The Ski Utah Interconnect Tour takes skiers through either 6 resorts or 4 resorts in a single day. Riding the lifts and skiing the backcountry between the resorts. Participants can expect an exciting day in traversing Utah’s Wasatch Mountain Range as they ski Deer Valley, Park City, Solitude, Brighton, Alta, and Park City. Here is an overview of frequently asked questions and information about the tour. Go to http://www.skiutah.com/interconnect to book your tour today.

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Utah has 300 inches and counting!!

Utah’s ski and snowboard resorts have already surpassed the 300-inch mark this season resulting in phenomenal mountain conditions across the state. Historically, February and March are Utah’s snowiest months indicating that this season just might get even better. Looking for a reason to split from reality and hit the slopes? Utah has 300 and counting.

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Ski Utah: The Greatest Snow on Earth – 2011 FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships

Ski Utah: The Greatest Snow on Earth – 2011 FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships.

2011 FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships.

Deer Valley Resort will host our second FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships.  Competitors from around the world will challenge each other and themselves on Deer Valley’s 2002 Olympic runs.

The event begins with the Mogul competition on Deer Valley’s Champion ski run Wednesday afternoon, February 2, beginning at 1:45 p.m. 

On Wednesday night, February 2, at 7 p.m. there will also be an Opening Ceremonies celebration on Main Street including live entertainment near the Town Lift Plaza, followed by fireworks.

The Ski Cross competition will take place Friday afternoon on Deer Valley’s Solid Muldoon ski run, beginning at 1:30 p.m.  Followed by the Aerial competition under the lights on Deer Valley’s WhiteOwl ski run beginning at 7:45 p.m.

On Saturday, the Halfipipe competition will take place at 10 a.m. at Park City Mountain Resort. 

The event will end with the Dual Moguls competition at 7:30 p.m. on Deer Valley’s Champion ski run.

All events are free to the public.

For those guests looking for an enhanced spectator experience at Deer Valley, Freestyle Feast event tickets are available for either dinner on Friday or Saturday for $100 or lunch on Wednesday or Friday for $75 in the VIP Tent and include a commemorative gift.

Tickets can be purchased beginning Monday, November 22 by calling 435-645-6510, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

The competitions will air on NBC Saturday, February 5 at 4:30 p.m. EST and Sunday, Feb 6 at 2:30 p.m. 

For more information please call 435-649-1000 or 800-424-DEER (3337) or visit the FIS Freestyle World ski Championships website.