Four more Utah ski resorts open this weekend
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Four more Utah resorts open this weekend as the 2011-2012 ski and snowboard season swings into full gear. Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort and Alta Ski Resort, both in Little Cottonwood Canyon, have moved up their opening days to Nov. 18.

Park City Mountain Resort is the first of the Park City resorts to turn on the lifts with a Nov. 19 opening.

Brian Head Resort in Iron County also opens Saturday, pushing the number of Utah resort openings to six; Solitude and Brighton in Big Cottonwood Canyon opened last week.

All resorts are operating at less than capacity while waiting for more snow. An expected storm this weekend could deliver enough to allow more lifts and runs to open. Many resorts are offering special rates on lift passes as a result.

Other resort openings are expected as follows: Powder Mountain, Nov. 24; Snowbasin, Nov. 24; Canyons, Nov. 25; Deer Valley, Dec. 3; Sundance, Dec. 9; Eagle Point, Dec. 15; Beaver Mountain and Wolf Mountain have yet to announce an opening date.