Alta, UT Report: Cream on Crisp w/ Big Snow Falling

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Report from December 17, 2020

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I showed up at Alta at the crack of 1pm today and it was snowing.

It gradually seemed to keep snowing harder and harder.

While I was skiing it felt like about 2-4″ of new snow.

Wildcat. image: snowbrains

You could still feel the bottom most everywhere I skied today but the cream on top was nice.

Still lots of rocks out there so please be careful.

Snowing. image: snowbrains

As of this writing, Alta has recorded 15″ of snow today.

It’s supposed to snow all night tonight.

Tomorrow should be a great day.

image: snowbrains

Snow Numbers:

image: alta, 12/17/20

Forecast:

Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Salt Lake City UT
302 PM MST Thu Dec 17 2020

Wasatch Mountains South of I-80-Western Uinta Mountains-
Wasatch Plateau/Book Cliffs-Central Mountains-
Including the cities of Alta, Brighton, Mirror Lake Highway,
Scofield, Cove Fort, Koosharem, and Fish Lake

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM MST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Snow. Additional snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches
  with locally higher amounts.

* WHERE...Wasatch Plateau/Book Cliffs, Western Uinta Mountains,
  Wasatch Mountains South of I-80 and Central Mountains.

* WHEN...Until 7 AM MST Friday.

* IMPACTS...Winter driving conditions can be expected across all
  higher elevation routes through Friday morning. Traction laws
  may be enacted.
image: noaa, 12/17/20

Photo:

Dumping speed. image: snowbrains

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