It has been quite the week here in Alta. A big storm dropped 32 inches of dense snow, with over 4 inches of water weight. The mountain was shut down for an afternoon and a morning. We had 2 consecutive morning with interlodge, and some of the stronger wind gust seen in the last decade.
The skiing was good during the storm, but with the denseness of the snow and the crazy wind it was not perfect. It was a weekend storm and people were excited to get out and ski some powder
Once the storm stopped we had 2 glorious bluebird days with lines dropping on Backside, Ballroom, and finally the High Traverse.
But then we got the Christmas Goldilocks storm! 8 inches of right side up fluff Wednesday night and then snow all day Thursday and still snowing as I write this.
A Goldilocks storm is one where there is just the right amount of snow, and just the right temperature, and the snow is right side up. Alta, UT is known for its epic powder which can largely be attributed to the abundance of Goldilocks storms!
24 hour snowfall: 12”
7 day snowfall: 46″
season snowfall: 128″
As our current Goldilocks storm wraps up tonight we should be in for some great skiing Friday and Saturday with another system coming in Saturday night. As usual, a great resource for an up to date weather forecast for Alta is wasatchsnowforecast.com.