Snowbird, Utah – Media are invited to witness the punch-through and be one of the first to walk through Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort’s new tunnel connecting Peruvian Gulch to Mineral Basin Wednesday, Aug. 16. Work began on the first ski area tunnel in North America Aug. 17, 2005, and Aug. 16, 2006, will mark the first time light will be seen at both ends of the nearly 600-foot tunnel.
Snowbird representatives will meet media on the Snowbird Center Plaza Deck, Level 3 of the Snowbird Center, at 10 a.m. Media will be escorted to the entrance of the tunnel via the Tram and/or vehicle on dirt roads for the opening of the Mineral Basin side of the tunnel at 11 a.m.
It is recommended that media outlets send journalists and photographers prepared for mountain conditions. Media interested in covering the event from the outside of the tunnel exit in Mineral Basin should anticipate some hiking.
Today's Weather mostly sunny
Snow Depth Avg 36 cm
Snow Depth Fresh 0 cm
Road Condition Open and Clear
Temperature O/Night 0.1C
Temperature Current 0.2C
Alpine Skiing Conditions Good
Alpine Snow Cover Moderate
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