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Park City welcomes snow on the first day of fall

PARK CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – It’s the first day of fall but it felt more like winter in Park City Friday morning. People living in the area woke up to snow.

“When we got up this morning, we looked out, there was snow on the cars. It wasn’t supposed to snow until this afternoon. I’m a California boy I’m not used to all this,” said Craig Marshall.

Marshall moved to Park City from California. Even after surviving four winters he says he and Mother Nature are still at odds. 

“Me and the cold just don’t get along,” said Marshall.

Marshall is a chef at Deer Valley Resort.  Although he’s not ready for the snow, he loves this time of year because people from all over the world come to the resort and he gets to learn about different cultures.

Friday’s snow covered rooftops, cars and streets. There was also heavy fog along I-80.

“A little wet but traffic was really light so no big issues,” said Mike Gladson who lives in Park City.

Gladson stopped at Starbucks to pick up a hot drink then said he was on his way into the mountains with his dog. 

“It’s fun to get out. It’s good for the town. I’ve got my dog in the car and we’re going to go hiking in the snow right now.”

It’s technically not even winter yet but ski shops and resorts tell ABC4 Utah that business is already booming. 

“I think the town is really excited for an early season. We’ve had hit or miss winters the last six years. Last year was great. Hopefully we can follow that up with one more really good winter for the local economy,” said Mike Cremeno, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Ski Butlers.

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