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Park City's First Snow Triggered by Threat of Thriller Snow Dance

It's five days before our 2nd Annual "Thriller Snow Dance" and 1 week until our season pass prices increase on Nov 1, 2010. When I heard that snow was expected in Park City, I knew that I would have to go on a snow hunt. After all, Park City Mountain Resort is the reason we received this storm. The snow gods heard we are planning the 2nd Annual "Thriller Snow Dance" and felt threatened, therefore they had to give us a preview of what they are capable of. Call it immature, but apparently some grade school taunting triggered Park City's first snow. And guess what, we're not backing down. Just wait until after the Snow Dance occurs and the real blizzard hits!

Back to the snow hunt. Being my first full Winter in Park City, I was not going to miss out on finding myself some fresh snow. Snow was expected to hit higher elevations Saturday and Sunday, then make its way down to town by Monday. Saturday I left early and drove to the top of Guardsman. Day 1 of my snow hunters mission was a success, but it left me thirsty for more. Sunday, I returned to the top of Guardsman and set out to hike to the top of Jupiter Bowl. Jackpot! It was puking snow and the trees were covered. Winter is here whether you are ready or not. This morning (Monday) I awoke to snow outside my window and it hasn't stopped. We've received seven inches of snow as of noon today.

Enjoy this video of my Snow Hunters mission and join us for the 2nd Annual "Thriller Snow Dance" to keep the snow pouring down. Don't forget to buy your 2010-2011 Season Pass by October 31st for the best prices. With the snow gods on our side, Park City Mountain Resort is the place to be this season.

According to the National Weather Service, a winter storm warning will remain in effect until the morning of Wednesday, October 27, 2010. Park City Mountain Resort is scheduled to open for the 2010-11 season Saturday, November 20.

The "Thriller Snow Dance" will be held on the Town Lift Plaza, located on Lower Main Street, in Park City. Practice will take place from 3-5 p.m. and the Thriller Snow Dance will begin at 5 p.m. Participants are encouraged to don zombie and/or winter attire to dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller". Make-up artists will be on-hand to help paint faces.

As a reminder, our "My Pass. My Way" early season pass pricing will be available until October 31, 2010. Adult (25-64) Mountain Access season passes start at $699. Options including Fast Tracks, night access and underground parking can be purchased for $200 each. Youth (7-12) Mountain Access passes start at $125. The Teen (13-17) Mountain Access pass starts at $175. Youth and Teen options include night access for $50 and Fast Tracks for $200. Children (2-6) receive free season passes.

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