Utah Ski Resorts Report Above-Average Snowpack

All across the state of Utah, above average snowpack is being reported! 2020 is shaping up to be a great year for visitors to our Utah Ski Resorts!

The most drastic increases have been seen in southern western Utah where they saw 232% of average snowpack. These reports come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service. The only exception this year is Raft River in Northwestern Utah near the Idaho border, where only 87% of normal snowpack was reported.

For our skiiers and snowboarders from UtahState.com this is great news! Our travel agents Diana and Michelle were recently at Snowbird Ski Resort and reported seeing great skiing conditions! If you haven’t booked your Ski Bum package yet, now is the time to do so! Call our friendly travel specialists at 801-544-1800 or toll free at (800) 754-4136.

 Snowbird 2019 staff photo

An Introduction to Watson Shelter – Alta

If you are spending the day at Alta Ski Resort, perhaps as a part of our SKI BUM SPECIALS, a great place to stop for a meal is the Watson Shelter near the Collins lift. Watson Shelter is a three story building, with different food options on each level.

Watson Shelter - Alta

The first level, aka the ‘snow level’, is where you can find Baldy Brews, your cafe stop for coffee and snacks. In addition to coffee they also have beers on tap.

The second level is home to Watson Cafe, where you can get a more substantial meal. You can enjoy the great view of Mount Superior and Mount Baldy while you eat, and deck seating is optional.

Looking for a full service sit down restaurant? Collins Grill is a European mountain Bistro, with a world class menu. Reservations are recommended between noon and 2pm, especially on weekends and holidays. They also have slippers available for you to take a break from your ski boots.

Remember – we can get you a discount on your ski lift tickets! Call our travel center at (800) 754-4136.

 

Park City Snow Fest – Now until Jan 5

All of our ski staff here at UtahState.com wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! It’s Christmas Eve, and family gatherings bring in the joy of the season.

If you and your family are searching for activities, one thing to consider might be the Park City Snow Fest, an event filled time of holiday cheer. Today, for example, you can find carolers in the afternoon at Park City Mountain Village, and then meet the Avalanche Dogs in the evening at Canyons Village Ski Beach. Top it all off with the Annual Torchlight Parade at Park City Mountain Village.

Park City Snow Fest

If you haven’t made it out to Park City yet to explore these events, you can still check their calendar HERE to view the activities planned in the upcoming weeks. The Avalanche Dogs will be making regular appearances. On january 3rd from 3pm to 6pm visit Canyons village for Silver Sky Nights (Fireworks, Live Music, Hot Cocoa and Donuts, Crafts and Glow Sticks).

Visit our website for Park City Specials!

Happy Holidays!