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Sun Valley, ID, December 13, 2010: Sun Valley Resort’s 75th Season Rail Jam Exhibition kicks off with the music of Ethan Tucker at 3 pm Friday, December 17 on Dollar Mountain.

The Exhibition will feature local athletes riding from 5-6:30 pm and the debut of the 75th Season Quad Wall. Sure to attract riders all season long, the Quad Wall is 10 ft. tall, 25×10 ft. wide and weighs 1,500 lbs.

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(Sundance, UT) …..Book your winter stay at Sundance Resort and ski free with our special promotion for all lodging guests. Ski all day and then relax in the comfortable elegance of your Sundance mountain cottage. Sundance is offering this special opportunity for all guests to receive two passes per day when they book their stay at Sundance. Passes include both day and night skiing on nights available. The only dates that are excluded from this offer are during the Sundance Film Festival from January 20th-30th, 2011. Group rates qualify to receive one pass per day.

Snowbird, Utah – With 140 inches of snowfall to begin the 2010/11 season as of Dec. 1, Snowbird and Alta ski resorts have the most cumulative snowfall of any resorts in SKI Magazine’s top 50 resort rankings.

The Little Cottonwood Canyon resorts have received more than two feet in the past week and more than seven feet since Snowbird opened on Nov. 13. The water content of November snowfall was 11.02 inches, the highest November total in Snowbird’s 39-year history. Water content is a critical figure for early season snowfall: the higher the water content, the more effectively snowfall compiles and builds a base to open terrain. Snowbird’s overall snowfall water content was 176% above normal for November, meaning that last month’s 102 total inches was the equivalent of 177 inches of snowfall for a normal year.

Snowbird is currently offering over 3,000 vertical feet of skiing from the Aerial Tram, including terrain in Mineral Basin, High Baldy, Peruvian Gulch and Gad Valley.

“November’s series of consistent, quality snowfall has made for what can only be described as incredible mid-winter conditions to kick off December,” said Snowbird Vice President Dave Fields. “With fantastic snow, tons of terrain and plenty of affordable lodging, there’s no excuse not to hit the slopes and experience this skiing for yourself!”

Snowbird is currently offering specially priced Ski and Stay lodging packages starting at $99 per person/double occupancy, that include a $74 Tram and Chair lift ticket. For more information, including holiday packages featuring the torchlight parade, Hanukkah and candlelight services, please visit for pricing and availability.

Record Snowfall and Opening – Following an unprecedented 130” of early season snowfall leading up to opening day, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort opened the entire resort with all major lifts and runs open, including the Hobacks and Lower Faces, offering 4139 vertical feet of direct fall line skiing–the biggest continuous vertical in the country. This was the first time in Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s 46 year history that the entire mountain was open, top to bottom on opening day. Lifelong locals are calling this the best opening in the history of the mountain.

Record Fun – Here is another record, to add to the records: Jackson Hole skiers and riders made history of their own this Saturday the 27th of November when the Wyoming resort saw the largest number of opening day visits in its history.

From ‘Snow’vember to ‘Deep’cember – As the historic weekend has wound to a close, Jackson Hole is rolling into December with the deepest snowpack and best coverage the mountain has ever seen. The forecast for the coming days ensures that ‘Deep’cember will be every bit as good as ‘Snow’vember.

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH- The 2010-11 Utah ski and snowboard season got off to a sprinting start with over 96 inches of snow falling in the month of, what shall now be called, SNOWVEMBER. The past month’s snow has brought Utah’s season snow total to 138 inches with base depths as high as 67 inches.

National Weather Service Hydrologist Brian McInerney reports that as of November 29, 2010 watersheds from Little Cottonwood Canyon north to City Creek Canyon are an average of 133 percent of normal and the Snowbird watershed is 191 percent of normal. McInerney also noted, “When we start early, we tend to get better all year long.”

Snowbird, Utah – Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort passed 100 inches of natural snowfall to start the 2010/11 season this morning, marking some of the best early skiing and riding conditions in recent memory. The Little Cottonwood Canyon resort has received two and a half feet of snow since Saturday with an additional one to two feet forecasted before Thanksgiving. Snowbird’s mid-mountain base depth currently measures 54 inches with over 3,000 vertical feet of skiing offered from the Aerial Tram.

“With this fantastic early snowfall, we’re excited to offer skiing in Peruvian Gulch, Gad Valley and Little Cloud Bowl with our eye on opening additional terrain for Thanksgiving weekend if conditions permit,” said Snowbird President Bob Bonar.

“The conditions are truly in mid-winter form right now,” said SNOWBOARDER Magazine Publisher Chris Engelsman. “With 100+ inches already this is the best pre-Thanksgiving riding I can remember.”

Snowbird averages an annual snowfall of 500 inches, providing the longest ski and snowboard season in Utah. Last season Snowbird received 602 inches and remained open until June 22. Lodging packages, including Early Bird Stay and Ski Free from $99 per person/double occupancy with a lift ticket can be found at