I guess Snowbasin is sick of Snowbird getting all the press for being the only ski resort open in Utah this June. Hence, they are opening back up this weekend on June 11th and will keep doing weekends until the snow is gone. I am forecasting that the snow will not last too long at Snowbasin due to the lower elevation of the mountain. However, Snowbasin’s East facing aspect does provide their remaining snow cover from the sun for the hotter second half of these early summer days so I could be wrong about a quick melt off.
In unrelated news the Little Cottonwood Creek is finally raging. We saw if come up maybe 2 feet in a couple hours last night. That means that LCC is starting to lose snow at a rapid pace for the first time since this time last year.
Day tickets will be on sale for a reasonable $35 per day. That is much more user friendly than the $64 day ticket that Snowbird has been selling. In an odd move Snowbasin will not honor 2010/2011 season passes. They will be selling season passes for next season and you can buy one and use it this weekend. I am sure this is going to piss off a ton of people.
As for terrain the riding will be somewhat limited. Riders will upload and download the Needles Gondola and get to play on the terrain off the Middle Bowl Triple from 8:00am to 2:00pm. If you are looking for some variety, if you live in Ogden or if you are just sick of skiing Snowbird after nearly 200 days of being open this season Snowbasin is your best option for this weekend.