Snowbird to open Saturday after week of preps

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SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – Snowbird ski resort is opening back up after more than a week of a closure caused by warm weather. The resort closed the day after Thanksgiving after record-breaking high temperatures for that time of the year. 

All week, staff at Snowbird has been working tirelessly to make snow for the Gadzoom slope, which will open Saturday, Dec. 2 at 9 a.m.

“Typically, we have a few natural storms to assist in that snowmaking,” said resort spokesman Brian Brown. “So this year, 100 percent of the mountain that is open has been from the efforts of our snowmaking crews.”

The water used to make the snow comes from a local aquifer that uses recycled water each year when they begin the snowmaking process, Brown said. 

A winter storm expected over the weekend has resort officials relieved, Brown said. Temperatures are also expected to stay low enough to sustain a good ski season. Last season, the resort stayed open until June. 

Alta and Solitude resorts are scheduled to open Saturday, Dec. 2 as well. 

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