This past week has really felt like winter here in Alta. With a 14″+ storm on Saturday and a low sun, we have been skiing great powder.
Last Saturday we were forecasted to receive 3-6 inches of snow. Well, with a bit of Alta magic, we ended up with 14 inches.
This storm was a Goldilocks storm. Not too little snow and not too much (that avalanche danger became a big deal), it was also not too heavy and not too light (that you were just bottom feeding), it was just right… Riding conditions were phenomenal. With rope lines dropping on ballroom and lower Backside Sunday, and Supreme opening for the season, there was plenty of powder to be found.
The storm came in heavy, and bonded to the old snow then got lighter and lighter through the day. By sunday afternoon, it was snowing big fluffy dendrites!
Once the storm had past, there were lingering flurries for the next few days. Each night provided spectacular sunsets.
24 hour snowfall: tr”
7 day snowfall: 14″
season snowfall: 82″
It looks like a weak disturbance will roll through tomorrow dropping 1-2 inches. However Sunday into Monday looks like something bigger moving in. Hard to say numbers now, but we can hope we get to measure by the foot. As usual, a great weather resource is wasatchsnowforecast.com.