Fall 2009 Resorts


As the weather cools off, avid skiers and snowboarders are eagerly awaiting the first snowfall. If you’re already waxing your skis and preparing for winter, check here for improvements and changes coming to local resorts. Also, see when to buy a season pass to save to most money at each resort.

Alta Ski Area
This season you’ll notice that Alta’s popular Albion Basin Day Lodge has been remodeled to better accommodate guests. alta.com

Beaver Mountain
Beaver Mountain has added a new conveyor lift to better access the Resort’s beginner terrain. Prices for season passes go up on the 15th of each month, so buy now for great savings! skithebeav.com

Brian Head
If you plan to ski in Southern Utah this winter, fill up your gas tank beforehand. Customers who purchase 10 gallons of gas or more at select gas stations in Southern Utah will receive a coupon for 50% off on off mid-week skiing at Brian Head. brianhead.com

Kids 10 and under ski free at Brighton this year! The terrain park is also being improved with new rails, boxes and more. Snowmaking capabilities will also be increased to provide the resort with more snowcover. brightonresort.com

The Canyons
Dakota Mountain Lodge & Golden Door Spa, Waldorf Astoria Collection’s first ski-in, ski-out property, The Canyons. A gondola will be available that takes visitors from the hotel to the main gondola without having to ride the Cabriolet or trek through the Village. For great après ski dining, try the new Spruce Restaurant inside Dakota Mountain Lodge. You can also stay at Escala Lodge, the new ski in, ski out all suite resort at The Cayons. Access the Gondola quickly by taking the Sunrise lift, just steps away from Escala Lodge. For the best price on season passes here, purchase by October 15. thecanyons.com

Deer Valley Resort
The St. Regis Deer Crest Resort will provide a new lodging option for Deer Valley guests. The St. Regis features 248 guest rooms and suites, luxury amenities, a ski beach and pool. The Reméde Spa will enable guests to refresh with signature treatments after a day on the slopes. deervalley.com

Park City Mountain Resort
This season there’s two new Kids Adventure Trails designed specifically for the Kids Signature 5 program, as well as additional terrain enhancements off Crescent Ridge to allow greater usability for all levels of skiers and riders. Check out Park City Mountain’s recently launched blog, Snowmamas, which is written by moms providing insider tips for planning a winter ski vacation. Get your season pass by October 15 for the best price. parkcitymountain.com

Powder Mountain
New Sunset Safari guided snowcat tours will take Powder Mountain guests to mountain peaks with unobstructed views of Ogden Valley, the Wasatch Mountains and beyond to the Unita Mountain Range. Tours culminate with alfresco dining while watching the sun set over the Wasatch Mountains.

Snowbasin is adding 20 new features to their terrain park this year, offering the perfect level of thrill for everyone in the family. snowbasin.com

This season the Path to Paradise and the unloading area of Mineral Basin Express have been regraded to improve skier transportation. snowbird.com

Solitude Mountain Resort
The Powderhorn II will replace the old Powderhorn double and will move to a mid-mountain starting point so expert skiers and riders can make continuous laps on the upper mountain without needing to return to the base via beginner runs. The lift ride will be  seven minutes, instead of 12 on the old double, and Honeycomb Canyon can still be accessed from the top. Purchase season passes by November 1 before prices go up. skisolitude.com

Sundance Resort
This resort is now offering night skiing on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 4:30-9 p.m. so you can ski after work or school. Buy season passes by October 31 for the best deals. sundanceresort.com

Wolf Creek Utah
This season look for an enhanced beginner experience with expanded rental operations and ski school classes. Also, the Mountain Learning Center is offering all classes at a 25% discount.wolfcreekutah.com


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Jenny Willden is the Managing Editor of Outdoor Sports Guide and a self-proclaimed gear and grammar nut. She's a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Adventure Travel Trade Association. A lover of adventure and travel, she's happiest when riding horses or snowboarding in Utah’s mountains. Follow Jenny’s exploits on Twitter @jennywillden or Instagram @jlwillden.

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