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Snowbird to open Monday; Parking reservations now required

Posted at 5:50 PM, Nov 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-29 22:26:19-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Another one of Utah's prime skiing and snowboarding destinations opens Monday.

Snowbird, located in Little Cottonwood Canyon, announced its much-anticipated opening Friday.

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There are some changes that visitors should be aware of before going up — mainly the resort's new parking system.

Each vehicle that plans to park in Snowbird's lot needs to make a reservation. The new change, however, does not cost any extra.

"Parking remains free, you’re just going to let us know when you’re coming so we can plan and know that you are," Snowbird spokeswoman Sarah Sherman said. “Our goal is to really have a healthy, safe and of course fun season. We want people to get back to skiing and riding. We’re up there because we love it and we can’t wait to do that with everyone.”

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As is the case with Utah's other resorts, face coverings are required and other steps to allow for social distancing have been put in place.

READ: Utah's ski resorts plan to open amid pandemic

Others scheduled to open in the coming weeks are Sundance and Nordic Valley on Dec. 4, Deer Valley on Dec. 5, Solitude on Dec. 7 and Eagle Point Resort on Dec. 18.

Alta, Brian Head, Brighton, Park City, Snowbasin and Woodward Park City have already opened. Meanwhile, Beaver Mountain, Cherry Peak and Powder Mountain have not announced their opening dates.

READ: Ski resorts thankful to be open following abrupt shutdown

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