Alta Ski Area, UT Report: 9-inches of New Snow and Blue Skies to Start the Workweek

Martin Kuprianowicz | | Conditions ReportConditions Report

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Report from Monday, March 21, 2022

Sunshine and nine inches of new snow from this weekend will make any Monday morning good. 

If you could think of a better way to start the workweek, please—tell me.

When we got to Alta at 9:15 this morning the skies were blue and it was chilly—a nine-inch storm total had been reported as of yesterday, so it goes without saying that the stoke was high today.

Patrol on the traverse to Backside. | Photo courtesy of SnowBrains

We started by taking a fresh lap down the Ballroom, which Patrol had just opened.

The snow in Ballroom was light, dry, and creamy powder snow—it sparkled in the sunshine as we skied through it. 

It floated well and wasn’t heavy at all. 

It only took one run for us to be happy.

Views from the top of Backside. | Photo courtesy of SnowBrains

After Ballroom, Patrol opened up Backside; we went straight there and I sent a cliff into East Greely which had a nice, soft, powder landing.

Once I landed the cliff, I maintained my speed and made fast turns down Backside where the snow was also soft.

From Backside, we went over to hit a couple of laps on Wildcat while we were waiting for Supreme to open. 

Cezar in Supreme Bowl. | Photo courtesy of SnowBrains

Once it finally opened, we bolted over to Supreme—no questions asked. 

We skied a steep, tight chute in Supreme Bowl that was soft with a couple of chundery spots. 

The trees below the bowl retained soft snow well, too. 

Cezar absolutely ripping it up in Supreme Bowl. | Photo courtesy of SnowBrains

After Supreme, I went directly to the bar at the Goldminer’s Daughter and got to work on my laptop. 


Mondays at Alta. | Photo courtesy of SnowBrains

Snow Numbers 

Screenshot courtesy of Alta Ski Area 3/21/22


Screenshot courtesy of NOAA 3/21/22



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