What's New at Utah Ski Resorts for 17/18

11th September 2017 | James Robles

News Regions: Rocky Mountains, Utah

Resorts in this article: Alta Ski Area, Brian Head Resort, Deer Valley Resort, Park City, Snowbasin, Snowbird, Solitude Mountain Resort, Sundance

Tyler Sterling at Alta, Utah. On one of the Emma's, right across the street from the ski area. A consistent pitch of south facing powder. - ©Lee Cohen

A skier harvesting the goods at Alta.

Copyright: Lee Cohen

Utah skiers and riders have heaps to look forward to for the 2017/2018 season. Aside from dry, fluffy powder at its 14 resorts, a laundry list of new ski resort improvements are cropping up across the state. From newly remodeled lodges and chairlifts to fresh programs and Deer Valley’s recent acquisition, there’s plenty to talk about.

Here are the biggest changes coming to Utah ski resorts for the upcoming season.

Deer Valley

The affiliates of KSL Capital Partners, LLC and Henry Crown and Company announced plans to acquire Deer Valley Resort. Deer Valley will continue to honor existing pass options and multi-resort products for the 2017/2018 season. In other news, Deer Valley will be hosting the FIS World Cup events January 10-12, a qualifier for this season’s 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Snowbird

Nothing beats that new lodge smell. Snowbird guests will get plenty of it this season with the unveiling of the newly remodeled Creekside Lodge. Aside from the increased total square footage (now 13,500 square feet), guests will have new dining options and barista-powered drinks.  

A Snowbird skier turning an entire tram-load of people green with envy. - ©Liam Doran

A Snowbird skier turning an entire tram-load of people green with envy.

Copyright: Liam Doran

Brian Head

Tech savvy skiers rejoice! Brian Head is launching a new interactive app this season that includes everything from conditions reports to powder alerts. Users will be able to track their stats throughout the day as well, including vertical, runs skied and more.

Alta

The Supreme and Cecret lifts have been replaced with a new high-speed Supreme quad. Additionally, Alta will be offering two new programs this coming season: The Alta Breackthrough Camp, a new co-ed offering, targets intermediate skiers looking to improve on a solid foundation. Alta Explorers is a season-long Saturday program for age 9-14 beginner skiers that focuses on the fundamentals across some of the resort's more challenging blue trails.

Snowbasin

Say goodbye to the outdated Wildcat triple chairlift and say hello to a new high-speed detachable six-pack lift. In addition, Snowbasin will now offer a three-day steeps camp geared toward adults looking to take the next step.

Deep thoughts at Snowbasin Resort. - ©Snowbasin Resort

Deep thoughts at Snowbasin Resort.

Copyright: Snowbasin Resort

Park City Mountain Resort

Beginners will benefit from a new enclosed surface lift and trail near the base area. If you’re looking to gain some historical knowledge this winter, give the Silver to Slopes Historic Mining Tour on Park City Mountain a try. This free, guided ski tour unlocks the historic mining relics that can be found across the resort. In other news, Park City has committed to the “Epic Promise of Zero Footprint” through Vail Resorts’ new goal to achieve zero net emissions by 2030.

Sundance Mountain Resort

Get out the credit card! Sundance is opening a new outfitter shop named the Sundance Mountain Outfitter 2, located at the base area. Along with rentals and gear, the shop will offer ski and snowboard repair.

Solitude Mountain

Women on Wednesdays (WOW) is a new program available to women looking for good company on the slopes. The program is taught by Solitude’s female instructors and is open to all ability levels. 

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