It was a great season at Mountain Dell, with 104 days of skiing. Volunteer groomers, greeters, season pass holders and everyday skiers make our community possible. Grooming is now done for the 2018-19 winter. And yes, our longtime supporter Mark did get his season pass to less than a dollar a day!
We will groom the Mountain Dell ski track daily through Sunday, March 17. Coverage is outstanding and the day will be sunny, warm and beautiful. Based on Saturday, the crust cruising will be optimal between 9a and 11a, and the track will be best between 9a and noon.
Our contract with SLC Golf requires us to stop grooming in mid-March, and have certain areas completely cleared of snow by April 1. Even after the grooming is wrapped up, there is plenty of work for the volunteer grooming... read more
A moose cow and calf are moving around Mountain Dell quite a bit right now. If you see them, go the other way. Do not stress the moose! Do not endanger yourself or others. Read on for moose safety information.
Moose tend to be particularly aggressive in the winter, when they are hungry, tired from walking through deep snow, and harassed by people. Moose laying down are trying to rest, and will become stressed if people repeatedly approach. When moose are laying in the infield of the... read more
With a wet and wild Wasatch storm rolling in just in time, around 300 skiers braved their way to Mountain Dell for SkiFest ’19. Skiers demoed the latest and greatest in equipment and took lessons from TUNA’s membership. Despite somewhat treacherous road conditions, skiers were there bright and early and ready to ski. Read more about it on our blog right here:
The World Cup Loop at Mountain Dell, last used in 1989, is open for skiers. This loop is absolutely for experts only. It is the hardest climb at Mountain Dell, and by a long shot it is the fastest, tightest, twistiest descent at Mountain Dell. Unless you are very confident in your descending ability, please do not start on the World Cup Loop.
This loop is directional. There are four Do Not Enter signs at the exit, and two caution signs at the entry. Foolish to ever head into this... read more
An enormous thanks to all 32 volunteer groomers who worked so hard all season to make Mtn Dell and SR65 such amazing places to ski. A tremendous amount of time and effort went into shoveling and nurturing the track between storms when things got thin. Thanks to the TUNA grooming crew for a fabulous season in the face of extremely limited snow!
IT’S RACE TIME!
Junior Nationals start Tuesday, March 6th at Soldier Hollow. Come with your cowbells and cheer on the skiers! There is no more exciting place to be for any race and these athletes are best in the US. Some are future Olympians, no doubt.
Here are the races:
Thanks to our generous members and community partners, the TUNA Future Fund raised the funds for our spanking new TUNA van (which we have already purchased and which should be fully decked out very soon). Thank you very much! If you have not yet given to the campaign, not to worry ... our capital campaign is now ambitiously pivoting to snowmaking.
More specifically, TUNA is committed to working with Salt Lake City to find the most efficient and effective way to introduce limited... read more
SHOW TUNA SOME LOVE
Love UT, Give UT is a statewide "day of giving" put on by the Community Foundation of Utah on Thursday, March 30. TUNA, along with 400 other nonprofits, will engage in a friendly competition to see who can get the highest number of "unique donors". Whoever does this will win an extra $5,000!
TUNA is also looking to raise funds through several matching grants. We will post... read more
A huge thanks to Dave Hanscom and the other 32 volunteers who made the Wasatch Citizen Series a great success for the 2016/17 season. Nobody gets paid, but these folks spend an enormous amount of their time to make a fantastic race experience. Thank you for your hard work and another great season!