The good word came down this afternoon – we are extending our winter season at Park City Mountain Resort for one more week – now closing on April 19, instead of three days from now, on April 12! It’s kind of odd because I feel at once happy to get the opportunity for another week of local, lift-served skiing, but also a bit bummed, in that I’ve already lined up everything I needed to do for the end of the season and even had a good chunk of my check-list already complete.

I think it’s for the best, because I took the above photo just over a week ago in some of the sweetest conditions of the year (nice turns RD). And, it just doesn’t seem right to be closing after getting about eight feet of new snow in the past two weeks.

So, if you’re lucky enough to be in Park City and up on the mountain during our extra week next week, please say a “thanks” to the person bumping your chair, or checking your ticket because although I know they’re happy to be working an extra week, they were also planning on doing something completely different just a few hours ago!