Opening Dates of Wasatch Ski Areas 2022

We are all super excited for the beginning of ski season in the Wasatch. Every ski area works super hard to have all the snowmaking in place, signage set up, and machinery maintained. A lot of stuff breaks and wears out during the previous winter and it takes all summer to prep for opening day. Here are the proposed opening days of the major ski areas in the Wasatch.


Boasting two new tram cars, Snowbird has worked very hard over the summer to get the blue tram and red tram totally replaced and up to snuff. Typically the first thing open is Regulator Johnson down Gad Valley and back to the Snowbird Center, sometimes down to Gad Zoom. All of this depends upon snowmaking and the weather. Snowbird has announced a tentative November 30th opening date.


Alta is excited at the new Sunnyside six-pack, a chairlift that will completely re-vamp the way Alta’s beginner terrain is accessed. The old Sunnyside lift has been dismantled and sent to Red Lodge Montana, and the currently retired Albion lift will remain in place through the 2022/2023 ski season. Alta has announced an opening day of November 18th 2022. 


This year some smaller terrain park features from other Alterra resorts are being brought to Solitude in order to create two small terrain parks. Solitude has announced an opening day of November 18th 2022.


Brighton has not announced an opening date yet, but it is estimated that they will open December 3rd.

Deer Valley 

Deer Valley is known for an exquisite ski experience as well as dining experience and is excited to announce their new Cast and Cut restaurant opening in the Snow Park Lodge. The menu will showcase a selection of steakhouse classics as well as premium seafood dishes. Some of the themes include East Meats West, Pacific Northwest, and East Coast seafood meals. Deer Valley has announced a December 3rd opening day, with Cast and Cut opening December 15th.

Park City

Park City Mountain Resort has impressive snowmaking infrastructure and has a few new changes coming to the experience they offer guests this season. For starters, they are going to be limiting day ticket sales in order to prioritize Epic Pass holders. There will also be a parking reservation system implemented. Park City Mountain Resort has announced a November 18th opening date.


Snowbasin promoted Mark Woolsey from within to Director of Mountain Operations this season. He has been ski patrol director as well as health and safety director of the mountain and brings a wealth of knowledge to this leadership position. Snowbasin has announced an opening date of November 25th 2022.

Powder Mountain 

Powder Mountain has not yet announced an official opening day yet, but is estimated to open December 17th.