Alta & Snowbird Break 400″ of Snowfall This Season!

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Snow piling up on the walkway to Creekside Chalet in Alta, UT last week. Photo: Rocko Menzyk

Alta just broke 400″ of snowfall this season today and is currently sitting at 404″.

Alta averages 545″ of snowfall per year.

Snowbird broke 400″ last week and is currently sitting at 420″.

We got out to Alta on Valentine’s Day and they had Mt. Baldy open and it was wildly fun.

Alta last week. Credit: Rocko Menzyk

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for both Alta & Snowbird that is calling for 2-6 more inches of snow today after they both just got 8″ of snow overnight last night.

Last week, Alta & Snowbird were completely shut down for 52-hours due to high avalanche danger.

Full story below:

Alta last week. Photo: Rocko Menzyk
image: alta, 2/15/20
image: snowbird, 2/15/20

Winter Weather Advisory for Utah:

National Weather Service Salt Lake City UT
240 PM MST Sun Feb 16 2020

Wasatch Mountains I-80 North-Wasatch Mountains South of I-80-
Western Uinta Mountains-Wasatch Plateau/Book Cliffs-
Including the cities of Woodruff, Randolph, Alta, Brighton,
Mirror Lake Highway, and Scofield


* WHAT...Snow. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches with
  locally higher amounts.

* WHERE...Wasatch Mountains, Wasatch Plateau/Book Cliffs, and western
  Uinta Mountains.

* WHEN...Until 5 AM MST Monday.

* IMPACTS...Expect winter driving conditions on many mountain
  routes in these areas including the Cottonwood Canyons,
  Daniels Summit, Sardine Summit, Soldier Summit, SR 31 Summit
  and Parleys Canyon. Prepare and monitor for traction laws to
  be enacted.

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