Fox 13 News Utah was up at Snowbird recently to discuss the resort’s plans heading into the fall and winter seasons.
The Bird has already reported its first dusting of snowfall, and low temps are creeping towards the freezing mark. Jake Treadwell, Senior Director of Mountain Operations at Snowbird, said that the resort is aiming to have snow guns firing in as soon as six weeks.
Here’s to hoping for a couple of early-season storms and cold temps to get the ball rolling in Utah as soon as possible.
Snowbird opened for business in 1971. The resort debuted with three lifts, the Tram, the lodge, and the Snowbird Center.
Snowbird was the vision of Ted Johnson, an employee at Alta Lodge. Johnson was able to purchase the property with financial assistance from Texas oilman and rancher Richard D. Bass who was on the Board of Directors at Vail and Aspen.
Let’s hope that the Wasatch gets dumped on this season, and that Snowbird can ring in its 50th anniversary with stellar snow conditions!