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Snowbasin Announces Earliest Opening on Record  

Fri Nov 11 2022

Snowbasin is thrilled to announce it will be opening early for the 2022-23 ski season on Friday, November 18, at 9 a.m. This will mark the earliest opening on record for this world-class mountain destination in its over 80 years of operation.

For this unprecedented opening, Snowbasin will be welcoming pass holders back for exclusive access over the first weekend. The resort will be rolling out top-to-bottom skiing from Needles Gondola, Middle Bowl Express and Littlecat Express. The resort’s popular Wildcat Handle Tow will also be turning for guests to explore nearby park features. Snowbasin will be sharing available trails on its conditions page ahead of opening day.

“We’ve always said that as soon as we can open the mountain safely, we will, and this year mother nature mixed with our advanced snowmaking system has allowed us to do just that – and even earlier than ever before,” said Davy Ratchford, General Manager at Snowbasin Resort. “We cannot wait to welcome guests back to the mountain to experience a season that is shaping up to be unlike any other at our incredible resort. If you haven’t purchased your pass yet, now is the time.”

To show their continued appreciation to guests and pass holders, Snowbasin has committed to holding its preseason season pass pricing until November 29. Guests that have not yet purchased their season pass, still have the opportunity to save up to $500 to experience this historic start to winter. Click here to explore pass options now. The Grizzly Center will be open this weekend from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for season pass printing, tuning, rentals and shopping ahead of opening day.

In light of the early opening, Snowbasin’s inaugural season kickoff party, The Moose is Loose, is moving to Thursday, November 17, from 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This free event will consist of a rail jam, ski movie film festival, mountain market, delicious food and season pass printing.

Opening weekend will be complete with dining options available at the serveries in Earl’s Lodge and Needles Lodge. Pass holders will receive a sneak peek of several exciting new food items debuting this season at the resort.

Browse our season pass options, book your lessons and get your equipment ready by visiting our tune and repair ahead of opening weekend.