Alta Ski Area, UT, Breaking Snowfall Records and on Track for Best Season Yet

Riley McDonald | | Industry NewsIndustry News
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Endless face shots this season at Alta, image: Alta Ski Area Facebook

Alta Ski Area in Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT, has always been known as one of the snowiest resorts in America, but this year has taken things to a new level. In 1981-1982 Alta set its long-standing record for the most snowfall between October and January with an astounding 442 inches.

Without shock to the locals who have experienced a miraculously snowy winter, Alta broke that record on January 25th with a total of 445 inches of snowfall between October and January.

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Snow stacking up at Alta, image: Alta Ski Area Facebook

Mother Nature is not slowing down, reaching 472″ of snow on January 31st. Multiple forecasters are even predicting more snow to come this week. 

While Alta neared the landmark record number, Evan Thayer, the Utah forecaster for OpenSnow, noted that this ski season might be the best Utah has had in over 40 years. As the East Coast of America and Europe have been desperate for snow, Utah and the West are on track to have one of the best winters in history.

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Never-ending snow, image: Alta Ski Area Facebook

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