It may not have been the last snow of the spring, but Sunday’s storm likely will be the last snow of the season at many of Utah’s ski and snowboard resorts.
Temperatures will edge up into the 70s in Salt Lake City by this weekend and are not expected to drop below freezing for at least another month, if not more. That means the minds of even the most diehard riders will likely start turning to their summer pursuits. At the same time, the lifts at their favorite resorts will stop turning.
Most resorts plan to cease winter operations by mid-April. Cherry Peak announced it will close March 26. Beaver Mountain, Eagle Point and Nordic Valley will soon join them if they hold to their announced final day of April 3. A week later, Snowbasin Resort, Sundance and Powder Mountain expect to close. Resorts set to shutter April 17 include: Alta Ski Area, Brian Head Resort, Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort.
Those latter resorts could receive steady snowfall in what would be their final week, according to Accuweather, including up to about 4 inches at Alta. But while Alta is planning a bonus weekend April 22-24, they will need more powder than that to send their seasons into overtime.
For those wanting to stretch the season as far as possible, and take advantage of any late spring storms, Snowbird typically stays open into May or beyond. A Solitude spokesperson, meanwhile, said that resort intends to stay open until there is no more snow to ski on.
Here is a quick glance at expected closing dates:
Utah Ski Resort 2021-22 Closing Dates (Tentative)
Alta: April 17 (weekend-only April 22-24)
Beaver Mountain: April 3
Brian Head Resort: April 17
Brighton: April 24 (night skiing ends April 9)
Cherry Peak: March 26 (updated)
Deer Valley Resort: April 17
Eagle Point: April 3
Nordic Valley: April 3
Park City Mountain: April 17
Powder Mountain: April 10
Snowbasin: April 10
Snowbird: TBA (Tram stops April 3; weekend-only service begins May 6)
Sundance: April 10
Woodward Park City: TBA
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