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Get ready for mountain biking season!!

It is officially mud season, especially in the higher elevations above Deer Valley resort but soon enough (after we build the ark, get all the animals sorted and the flood waters recede) it will be another hot, brown and dry Utah summer.

In anticipation of that dusty day, Deer Valley has announced that it’s expanding its trail system and adding more lift service to it’s popular (all the fun, none of the climb) lift-served Mountain Biking system).

Aside from running both the Silver Lake Express (from the Resort base) and Sterling Express chairlifts (from mid-mountain) DV will also run the Ruby Express chairlift from the Empire Canyon Lodge area and start and (we hope complete) work on a new connecting trail that will link up Bald Mountain to the Flagstaff area, which will also have new trails.

So there it is. Try and stay dry until then.

Lodging Special!!!  Mention you found this special on the blog and save big time!!  Book any available room between now and October 31st, 2011 for $99/night!!  You must mention this special!!

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711″ of Snow this season!! Snowbird is still open!

I want to personally thank each of you for an amazing season of ski and shred in Utah. But wait!..There is more, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort is open for skiing through Memorial day or possibly later. Resist societal pressure to put away your boards for the year.

Old Town Guest House is offering a “Hardcore Skier Special”  Book any available room for $89/night!!  Good through the month of May 2011.  Get out here and ski in the morning and sit out on the back deck in the sun in the afternoon!  Life is good!

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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