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Utah resorts begin making snow ahead of upcoming ski season

Park City snowmaking
Posted at 2:56 PM, Oct 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-23 16:56:32-04

PARK CITY, Utah — With the first hardcore cold front of the fall on its way, skiers and snowboarders know what's next: ski season.

A number of Utah resorts began preparations for the upcoming season Friday by bringing out the big machines and starting the snowmaking process.

Park City posted photos of the process on its mountains ahead of the winter season starting on Nov. 20.

Meanwhile, Snowbird posted "The guns are 'goin and winter 2020-21 is underway" on its Twitter feed. Photos show snow already amassed in places around the lifts at the resort.

Once it gets cold enough, the resorts bring out the snowmaking machines to build a base so they can open for the season at an earlier date.

A snowmaking gun sits at the Snowbird ski resort