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Utah's Newest Ski Area Won't Open Until Next Winter

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All the big news is coming out of Utah these days, and the latest announcement is that the state's newest ski area won't be open to skiers this winter. Called Cherry Peak Resort, Utah's 15th ski area is located on the Utah-Idaho state border near Richmond and had originally hoped to open for Thanksgiving 2014. Construction delays pushed back the opening, and instead of opening with only a few months remaining in the 2014-2015 season, the resort has decided to open for summer activities first.

The ski area plans to offer $42 lift tickets, night skiing, and three chairlifts serving 1,265 vertical feet.

According to the Salt Lake Tribune, the delays occurred in getting the lift and snowmaking systems working and in completing construction on the resort's Grand Lodge. Although the ski-related construction looks to be completed soon, Cherry Peak will now shift focus to summer preparations and plans on operating a full ski season next winter.

If you already had a few Cherry Peak lift tickets, don't worry. All ski vouchers and passes that were purchased this season will be honored next season.

· Ski Cherry Peak [Official Site]
· No skiing at Cherry Peak until 2015-16 [Salt Lake Tribune]
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· Last Ski Season Was The 3rd Best in Utah State History [Curbed Ski]