Author Archives: Deb Lovci
Opening Day for the 2010/2011 ski and snowboard season at Canyons. With the launch of two new state-of-the-art lifts, a new direct-connect gondola, expanded terrain and improved snowmaking capabilities, Canyons Resort will be better than ever this winter.
Positioned just outside the Grand Summit Hotel, the new “bubbled” lift will be the first of its kind in North America. One of the most technologically advanced chairlifts in the world, the bubble-enclosed quad lift offers unmatched visibility, safety and design and includes sophisticated comforts such as heated seats. The weather-protecting orange bubble will evoke the feeling of being inside a pair of ski goggles as it transfers guests to the mid-mountain Lookout Peak before continuing uphill to an ending point just south of the current Sun Peak lift. The new lift will increase the uphill capacity from base-mountain by a staggering 47%. Most importantly, the new lift will allow skiers to get to the very top of the mountain in just nine minutes.
The southern-most part of The Canyons saw the construction of another new detachable quad lift, which will provide guests with access to an additional 300 acres of northwestern facing skiing and snowboarding terrain. Ten runs, ranging from intermediate to expert to gladed tree skiing will bring the total number of runs to an impressive 176. Timberline Lift will allow guests to ride in either direction and provide easy access to the south side of The Canyons.
A FOND FAREWELL TO SNOWVEMBER
It is no secret that all of us have been hard at work making the 2010-11 ski season Utah’s best yet, but it sure was great to see Mother Nature step it up in November as well. The Ski Utah Yeti has officially renamed this past month Snowvember. We looking forward to skiing with you in Deepcember!
December lodging special!! Book any room that is still available in December for $179/night! Come out and ski some great powder!! Go to the website and look at availability on the online calendar. Book any room! You must type in the notes, “$179 Special”. It will not be quoted!
Deer Valley Resort kicks off its 30th anniversary winter season with the excitement of the Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest Dec. 4-5. The invitational ski event pairs former Olympic ski legends with television and film celebrities for a weekend of skiing, live music and fundraising for the environmental group Waterkeeper Alliance, which supports and empowers Waterkeeper member organizations to protect communities, ecosystems and water quality. “We’re very excited to kick off our 30th anniversary season with this year’s Celebrity Skifest,” says Deer Valley Marketing Director Coleen Reardon. “It’s always nice to welcome our guests on opening weekend with some glamour, some fun and by helping out a non-profit organization we feel strongly about: the Waterkeeper Alliance.” The Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest will include giant slalom races on both Saturday, Dec. 4 and Sunday, Dec. 5 at noon each day on Deer Valley’s Birdseye run. The competition will be televised by CBS on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. (EST) following NFL Football. The public is welcome to watch the ski racing portion of the event adjacent to the Birdseye ski run. Some of the best-known legends of U. S. skiing are scheduled to compete in this year’s event, including Steve Mahre, Phil Mahre, Tommy Moe and Deer Valley’s own Ambassador of Skiing Heidi Voelker. Celebrities scheduled to attend at this time include: Susie Essman, Virginia Madsen, Bobby Kennedy, Max Kennedy, Bob Woodruff, Patrick Warburton, Oliver Hudson, Rob Morrow, Ian Ziering, Joey Pantoliano, Hill Harper, Dylan Bruno, Larry David and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
SkiFest Savings!Book any available room for $159/night!! You won’t find a better deal!
Is taking your skiing to the next level on your “bucket list”? Park City Mountain Resort offers three opportunities to do just that. Train for multiple days with the same coach. Ski College offers high caliber instruction with top rated instructors as well as discounted lift tickets. For more information, click on the link below. While at Ski College, stay at Old Town Guest House and walk to two blocks to “class”. Book any available room for $179/night!!
Winter made a dramatic entrance in Utah this week, with a one-two punch beginning on Saturday that left significant new snow on the state’s ski slopes with just over two weeks left to go before the start of the state’s ski and snowboard season.
Seasonably cold temperatures are expected throughout the extended forecast, so the new snow is likely to stick around to establish a base for the long and snowy winter ahead.
Utah’s 14 ski and snowboard resorts have scheduled the following season opening dates:
- Alta Ski Area: Nov. 20
- Beaver Mountain Resort: TBA
- Brian Head Resort: Nov. 20
- Brighton Ski Resort: Nov. 12
- Canyons Resort: Nov. 26
- Deer Valley Resort: Dec. 4
- Eagle Point: TBA
- Park City Mountain Resort: Nov. 20
- Powder Mountain: Nov. 26
- Snowbasin, A Sun Valley Resort: TBA
- Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort: Nov. 20
- Solitude Mountain Resort: Nov. 12
- Sundance Resort: Dec. 10
- Wolf Mountain: TBA
Book your lodging reservation before October 31st, 2010 and save 10% off your lodging total!! This special will not be quoted. You must let me know that you found it on the “blog”.
It is going to be an awesome season!! I can’t wait to see you!!
Triumph, Tragedy and Tedium: Stories of a Salt Lake City Paramedic/Firefighter, the Sugar House Years
Please join Barry Makarewicz & Laura Howat for their book launch and signing at:
The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 South 1500 East, SLC, UT
November 9, 2010 at 7:00 pm.
Share the Yeti Love
Many of you have witnessed the ever growing popularity of Ski Utah’s famous furry mascot, the Yeti. Ski Utah is now capitalizing on his celebrity status to promote Hot Deals, The White Sale, member services and products, and most importantly, SkiUtah.com on the Ski Utah Yeti Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TheSkiUtahYeti). Help us increase his reach by suggesting your social network “Like” the Yeti. Comments, sharing posts, joining the fan page and adding it to your favorites drives more traffic back to SkiUtah.com and ultimately your business. And, don’t forget to follow SkiUtahYeti on Twitter as well.
Great time of the year for roller skiing!! Pick an exercise you like and starting getting ready for ski season!! Winter in just around the corner. If you haven’t booked your winter lodging already, it is time. Rooms are booking up. Mention this blog and save 10% off your lodging total. This special is for new reservations only and must be booked by Oct. 31st, 2010.
Go to online reservations and book. Type “10% off” in the reservation notes. I will adjust the total from my end and email you back a confirmation.