Utah Ski Resorts Ready for 2021–22 Season
The first snow has already fallen on Utah’s ski resorts, and with the ski season just 16 days away, we’re all setting our countdown clocks.
Utah’s 15 ski resorts, 10 of which are less than an hour drive from Salt Lake City International Airport, boast the Greatest Snow on Earth® and are gearing up for the coming season.
Park City Mountain, Woodward Park City, Solitude Mountain Resort and Brian Head Resort are set to open first on 19 November 2021. A day later, Alta Resort will open followed by Snowbasin on 24 November. The rest of the 15 will open up at staggered dates in December 2021
What’s new and noteworthy for the 2021-22 season in Utah?
Both Powder Mountain and Snowbird will celebrate their 50th anniversary, and visitors can access a suite of savings with the Salt Lake Ski Super Pass, an all-in-one lift ticket to Salt Lake City’s four world-class resorts, including Snowbird, Alta, Brighton and Solitude.
Deer Valley Resort is developing a brand-new base area with a reimagining of the current parking lots and a reinvisioned Snow Park lodge. Permits are currently underway, and the project is planned to begin in 2022.
Park City Mountain, the largest ski resort in the USA, has broken ground on the Elektron Solar Project that will provide renewable energy for 100 percent of its electric usage by 2023. This is part of our Commitment to Zero sustainability initiative to achieve zero waste to landfill, zero net emissions and zero net impact to forests by 2030.
Snowbasin Resort has announced it will build a 300-room, all-inclusive Club Med Hotel to be completed by 2024. Snowbasin will also replace a fixed grip triple mid-mountain lift, Middle Bowl, with a high speed detachable 6-pack that is slated to open for Christmas 2021.
Snowbird Power Systems which started in July 2021 is a complex network of facilities around the mountain that produce heat and electricity to operate the resort efficiently and reliably. The main component consists of a cogeneration plant which uses natural gas to produce electricity while recycling naturally occurring heat waste to warm facilities. Through Snowbird Power Systems we are able to produce between 90-100% of the mountain’s energy needs right up here in Little Cottonwood Canyon, while saving the equivalent carbon emissions of removing 789 personal vehicles from the road a year. Snowbird is also installing Wyssen Towers in Mineral Basin for avalanche mitigation work.
Sundance Mountain Resort is thrilled to announce the addition of a new high-speed lift to Mandan Summit. This lift will open up additional lift-accessed terrain, which was previously unavailable. An additional fixed-grip lift is being installed, and 3 magic carpets for the new beginner terrain will be operating for the 2021-2022 season.
Park City is thrilled to welcome Pendry Park City to its lodging offerings, which will open November 2021. Pendry Park City is a modernist take on a traditional alpine lodge, the resort will feature 152 guestrooms and suites, ranging in size from studios to four-bedroom homes. It will offer the only rooftop pool in Park City. Located in Canyons Village, just 35 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport, the property is operated by Montage International.
The Goldener Hirsch, Deer Valley’s iconic Austrian-inspired luxury hotel tucked mid-mountain at Deer Valley’s Silver Lake Village, expanded and introduced 40 brand new, luxury residential condominiums on November 1, 2020. The newly expanded Goldener Hirsch offers an exclusive, luxurious mountain experience in an intimate alpine village setting. Featuring sleek, modern hotel rooms and multi-bedroom floor plans, the Goldener Hirsch includes new amenities such as a rooftop pool and gym, a plaza bridge connecting the original building with new, as well as sunlit courtyards, a café, and ski valet.
The Chateaux Deer Valley, a Forbes Four-Star luxury property and part of the Stein Collection, is in the middle of a $2.6 million transformational renovation that broke ground in early June. The renovation includes a state-of-the-art fitness centre, outdoor pool, modern landscaping and outdoor plaza remodel to be completed by the end of November 2021. Stein Eriksen Lodge, Utah’s only Forbes Five-Star resort and spa, and designated one of Forbes’ Most Luxurious Hotels in the World, recently completed a refresh to some of its key Mountain Lodge common areas and public spaces for enhanced comfort and ambiance.
With a variety of pass options available, skiers and riders have exceptional access to multiple Utah resorts. Check out the below links to help navigate the dozens of season passes available on the snow in Utah or check with your local ski wholesale specialist in Australia and New Zealand.
2021-22 Season Pass Pricing
Navigating Utah’s Ski Resort Passes
What’s for certain, Utah can not wait to welcome back our Australian and New Zealand guests to our resorts in 2021-22! We look forward to the flat white coffee orders and the requests for vegemite with your toast with breakfast!
For a complete list of all Utah ski resort improvements and accommodation openings/renovations for the 2021-22 season, click here.