Don’t you know about the bird? Yesterday, Snowbird Resort in Utah announce that their projected opening day is November 30th. This is of course dependent on early-season conditions and snowfall.
Snowbird also announced the offseason projects that they have been working on. The two major improvements for this offseason at Snowbird are the new tram cabins and the addition of five new Wyssen avalanche control towers. Guests have been able to ride the new blue tram this summer, but the red tram saw some technical difficulties.
The red cabin was dropped by Doppelmayr during installation, but they have ordered a new one, which will be ready for opening day. For the avalanche mitigation towers, this will bring their Wyssen total up to nine. Snowbird’s official press release is below:
NEW TRAM CABINS FOR SNOWBIRD’S WINTER SEASON
Snowbird Scheduled to Open Season November 30, 2022
SNOWBIRD, Utah, Oct. 5, 2022 – Today, Snowbird announced its 2022/23 winter season opening day will be Wednesday, November 30, 2022, conditions permitting. For the first time in 50 years, Snowbird guests will enjoy new Tram cabins with floor-to-ceiling windows and new graphics while maintaining the traditional red and blue colors.
“We are excited to have beautiful new Tram cabins for our guests this winter,” said Snowbird President and General Manager Dave Fields. “Riding in the new Tram is a stunning experience thanks to more windows that give expansive views of Little Cottonwood Canyon.”
Manufactured by the Swiss manufacturer CWA, the new Snowbird Tram cabins include floor-to-ceiling windows, automated doors, and gates as well as a new drive system. The new Snowbird Tram cabins are blue and red, like the originals installed in 1971.
Snowbird installed five new Wyssen avalanche control towers for a total of nine towers spread out over Mineral Basin and Gad Valley. Snowbird is one of the first resorts in the country to install these specialized avalanche mitigation towers. The towers allow Snowbird to perform remote avalanche mitigation work, allowing for a quicker and safer opening of terrain.
Snowbird’s Play Forever Wednesdays initiative teams up with guests each Wednesday starting in December to support local non-profits in a unique give-back program. For each lift ticket sold, Snowbird donates $5. Last winter, the initiative generated $43,000 for 17 local non-profits.
To learn more about Snowbird’s 2022/23 winter opening day and improvements, visit snowbird.com.
North America’s most accessible alpine resort destination that averages more than 500 inches of snowfall a year. Located just 29 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport, Snowbird provides year-round big mountain experiences at the top of Utah through its iconic Aerial Tram and 2,500 acres of legendary terrain. Snowbird is a part of POWDR, a family-owned and operated adventure lifestyle company. For more information, conditions, events, and more, visit snowbird.com.
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