For the second year in a row, Park City Mountain Resort has postponed its scheduled opening by a week. The resort announced this morning that it's postponing the scheduled opening from this Friday to Thanksgiving Day.
Following a mountain tour this (Tuesday) morning, Park City Mountain COO Bill Rock made the announcement to postpone the opening. Saying that the resort is dedicated to providing guests with the best early-season ski and ride experience, he says they don’t have the snow base to ensure that.
Despite several big nights of snowmaking this month, this week’s warm temperatures have put that on hold. However Rock said in a prepared statement, the 10-day weather forecast looks favorable and he expects they will be able to make enough snow to open on a limited basis for Thanksgiving. Rock said last year demonstrated that early-season conditions aren’t indicatove of season-long conditions. After opening on Nov. 26th last year, Park City Mountain recorded 455 inches of snow at the Jupiter snow stake about 100 inches of the seasonal average. Updated conditions can be found on the resort’s website.