This past weekend was one of the busiest for the ski industry as a whole. And while us spoiled Alta locals have been complaining, we still have considerable better conditions than much of California. So despite less than perfect conditions we still had a very busy weekend. However, the crowds were mostly short lived and only during the weekend.
Alta ski patrol has done a great job getting all of our terrain open and spreading out the crowds. East Castle, Devils Castle, and Main Chute are all high elevation and North facing and have provided great snow and skiing!
24 hour snowfall: tr”
7 day snowfall: tr″
season snowfall: 205″
As I write this morning the tide is turning. It is currently snowing and we have picked up a quick inch or two. Honestly, today is probably not going to be the best day of skiing. The old snow is pretty hard, and I am thinking we will have some dust on crust going on out there. Let’s hope for some wind to make some deeper pockets out there.
It look like we will get 3-6″ by Saturday evening. After that we will have a brief warmup. But then comes the real patter change. This mega-ridge that has been totally crushing our winter should break down and we should be in more of a trough. In terms of predicting specific storms right now that is not possible. With a trough rather than a ridge though, we will now have a chance for some real snow storms!!! Bring on the miracle March!!
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