Regrettably, Eagle Point will not begin winter operations on Thursday, December 21 as planned. Our expectation at this time is that the slopes will not open for skiing and riding before December 26.
We do not yet have a new date for Opening Day to announce, but are hopeful it will not be far away as weather forecasts are trending favorable for the time period between Christmas to New Years, and beyond. We will open when we are confident in providing a quality experience for our guests.
Canyonside Bar & Grill will not open until winter operations have begun.
Why the delay…
Blame the Grinch himself if you want, but Mother Nature has simply not cooperated…yet. Many resorts across the west have or are experiencing delayed openings, or are open with very limited terrain. The city of Denver is about to set a record for the most consecutive winter days (70 and counting) ever without measurable snowfall. This is unprecedented stuff.
Eagle Point averages 350 inches of snowfall every year. You may recall that last season we opened with a 38” base, and then Santa’s sleigh delivered 42” during a 24 hour period. We are confident that when winter arrives, it will do so with fury. Our mountain operations team is chomping at the bit and ready to prepare the mountain for guests.
What this means to lodging guests…
As the slopes will not be open until at least December 26, you have two options:
1) A full refund for any days booked between December 21 –December 25.
2) Retain your existing reservation for any dates between December 21 - 25 at 50% Off the price you paid and spend the time in the mountains with family or friends.
If we do not open on December 26, the same two options will continue to apply on a rolling basis until we do open the slopes with an Opening Day. Contact email@example.com with any questions or reservation requirements.
What this means to ticket purchasers…
If you already purchased single or multiple-day lift tickets for the time period from December 21- December 25, you have two options:
1) Apply your purchase towards any other day during the 2017-2018 season. All you need to do is show up at the ticket window.
2) Obtain a full refund by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your requested refund.
If we do not open on December 26, the same two options will continue to apply on a rolling basis until we do open the slopes with an Opening Day.
Besides doing your snow dance every morning, what else you can do…
You are welcome to be our guest and enjoy the peaceful tranquility of the Tushar Mountains in the winter—even if there is not yet snow gracing their majestic slopes. Contact email@example.com if you are interested in reserving lodging.
Or, get warmed up so you are ready for some of the steepest and deepest terrain in Utah when we open. Albeit with limited terrain, some of our partner resorts are open, and you can use your reciprocal Eagle Point Season Pass to visit them and ski or ride free days. Resorts open include Lee Canyon, Purgatory, Arizona Snowbowl, and Sipapu.
Thank you for your understanding as we await the abundant snowfall we are known for. It’s still early. We are hopeful that the weather pattern will be changing soon and that friends and families will be making memories on our slopes, in our village, and at our lodges very shortly.