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Ski & Snowboard News / Resorts closed to uphill traffic

Nov 13, 2018 15h50 ● By Harriet Wallis

No uphill traffic. This means you! / photo courtesy of Alta

Big and Little Cottonwood resorts are closed to uphill traffic. Period. Do not skin or hike up. Wait until they open.

That's the safety warning from officials at Alta, Brighton, Snowbird and Solitude.

Snow-starved skiers and riders are so eager to hit the slopes they ignore safety and common sense.

"Uphill traffic would complicate" work to get the mountain ready. said Solitude's Sara Huey. In addition to there's high voltage electric."

"It's all about safety," said Snowbird's Brian Brown. "We're working in tight spaces. People need to be reminded there's no uphill traffic right now."

Alta put a ropeline at Collins today so people know there's no uphill traffic. It's just too dangerous, said Andria Huskiinson.

Brighton's Randy Doyle said, "Our mountain is currently closed to uphill traffic as we get the resort ready to open.  There is just to much trouble that people can get into with so much activity going on."

When you were little, your mom told you to not run with scissors because it's dangerous. Today, resorts are telling you to stay off the mountain until they open because it's dangerous.

Projected resort opening dates:
Alta Ski Area: November 23, 2018
Beaver Mountain: TBD
Deer Valley Resort: December 8, 2018
Eagle Point: December 21, 2018
Nordic Valley: TBD
Park City Mountain: November 21, 2018
Powder Mountain: TBD
Snowbasin Resort: November 21, 2018
Snowbird: November 30, 2018
Solitude Mountain Resort: December 1, 2018
Sundance Mountain Resort: December 7, 2018