Utah Gearing Up For Big 2021-22 Ski Season

Utah ski season is back on the menu for us, and the powder state’s 15 resorts are gearing up for a big one for 2021-2022!

Park City Mountain, Woodward Park City, Solitude Mountain Resort and Brian Head Resort are set to open first on 19 November 2021. A day later, Alta Resort will open followed by Snowbasin on 24 November.

The rest of the 15 will open up at staggered dates in December 2021.

Great views over the Great Salt Lake from Snowbasin
Great views over the Great Salt Lake from Snowbasin © Jeremiah Watt

No less than 10 of Utah’s ski areas are less than an hour drive from Salt Lake City International Airport, so we dubbed it Snow Lake City – you can save money and have a great time basing yourself there sampling different areas daily.

Both Powder Mountain and Snowbird will celebrate their 50th anniversary, and visitors can access a suite of savings with the Salt Lake Ski Super Pass, an all-in-one lift ticket to Salt Lake City’s four world-class resorts, including Snowbird, Alta, Brighton and Solitude.

Trademark pow at Deer Valley © Scott Markewitz

Deer Valley is developing a brand-new base area with a reimagining of the current parking lots and a reinvisioned Snow Park lodge. Permits are currently underway, and the project is planned to begin in 2022.
Park City Mountain, the largest ski resort in the USA, has broken ground on the Elektron Solar Project that will provide renewable energy for 100 percent of its electric usage by 2023. This is part of our Commitment to Zero sustainability initiative to achieve zero waste to landfill, zero net emissions and zero net impact to forests by 2030.

Epic Australia Pass holders who missed out at home due to lockdowns will get plenty of mileage from their passes here.

Park City is America’s largest ski area © Scott Markewitz

Snowbasin Resort has announced it will build a 300-room, all-inclusive Club Med Hotel to be completed by 2024. Snowbasin will also replace a fixed grip triple mid-mountain lift, Middle Bowl, with a high speed detachable 6-pack that is slated to open for Christmas 2021. 
Snowbird Power Systems, which started in July 2021, is a complex network of facilities around the mountain that produce heat and electricity to operate the resort efficiently and reliably. The main component consists of a cogeneration plant which uses natural gas to produce electricity while recycling naturally occurring heat waste to warm facilities. They are able to produce between 90-100% of the mountain’s energy needs right up there in Little Cottonwood Canyon, while saving the equivalent carbon emissions of removing 789 personal vehicles from the road a year. Snowbird is also installing Wyssen Towers in Mineral Basin for avalanche mitigation work.
Sundance Mountain Resort is thrilled to announce the addition of a new high-speed lift to Mandan Summit. This lift will open up additional lift-accessed terrain, which was previously unavailable. An additional fixed-grip lift is being installed, and 3 magic carpets for the new beginner terrain will be operating for the 2021-2022 season.

Useful Utah snow travel links
car hire: Driveaway Holidays
ski holiday packages: Travelplan  Destination Utah

Utah’s most southerly ski area, Brian Head, is well worth a look – especially if driving to/from Vegas © Adam Clark