Snowbasin Resort will be starting its 2011.2012 winter season this Thursday November 24th. We will begin the season with 12+ of new snow since Friday night and with extensive snowmaking Snowbasin will be boasting a base averaging between 18-24 inches on top to bottom runs. Two lifts will be operating: Needles Gondola and Little Cat Express Quad, and the following runs will be groomed: Sweet Revenge, Bear Hollow, Snowshoe, Powder Puff, School Hill, Strawberry Traverse, Middle Bowl Traverse and Porcupine Traverse. The Rail Garden terrain park will be open as well offering up to 9 rail features with more terrain and lifts to open as early as this weekend. Early day ticket rates will be offered starting at $34 for Youth through $58 for Adults. Please ride with care as there will still be many obstacles on adjacent runs as well as hidden under the surface. For safety, hiking is no longer being permitted because of snowmaking, avalanche control, and grooming on the mountain. The ticket windows will open at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call 801.620.1000. For more information on snow conditions, call the Snow Report Hotline at 801.620.1100, or visit: www.snowbasin.com. About Snowbasin Resort Snowbasin, one of SKI Magazines top rated customer service resorts, is located less than 35 miles north of Salt Lake City with one of the easiest drives from Salt Lake International Airport as well as quick access to the Park City Area and Downtown Ogden. With 3,000 skiable acres and 3,000 vertical feet, Snowbasin is best known for wide-open bowls, gladded runs, manicured groomers, powder stashes days after a storm, four terrain parks, and rarely a lift line. Snowbasin has world-class snowmaking and one of the most advanced lift systems in the West. Enjoy award-winning cuisine including mountaintop dining with spectacular views and magnificent day lodges. Find out why Snowbasin is consistently recognized as one of the best family day resorts in North America!