Soaring temperatures (Alta hit 60ºF this weekend at 10,000′) and absurd amounts of snow have created high avalanche danger that has closed Little & Big Cottonwood roads (SR-190 & SR-210) in Utah Saturday through at least Tuesday during selected times.
🚧 Road Closure Alert 🚧 Little Cottonwood Canyon (SR-210) will temporarily open on Sun. (4/30) from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. & Mon. (5/1) from 5:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. for unrestricted downhill traffic and limited uphill traffic for residents, employees, hotel guests, commercial food trucks/deliveries vetted by the resorts/Town of Alta. NO public uphill travel during these times. There is no estimated reopening time after these travel periods due to avalanche hazard, this is being assessed daily based on conditions. The road will be closed from the mouth of the canyon to Snowbird Entry 1/Gate C, travel above Gate C is allowed. Follow @UDOTCottonwoods Twitter or Instagram stories for updates.
🚧 Road Closure Alert 🚧 Big Cottonwood Canyon (SR-190) will close on Sun. (4/30) from 12:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m. and Mon. (5/1) & Tues. (5/2) from 11:00 a.m – 5:00p.m. due to avalanche hazard. The road will close from the mouth to Cardiff (MP 10.7), travel above Cardiff is allowed. To enter/exit the canyon, traffic must be below above the mouth and below Cardiff Fork at the posted times. Follow @UDOTCottonwoods Twitter or Instagram stories for updates.
This is unprecedented for this time of year…
Snowbird, Brighton, & Solitude are still open daily for skiing and riding.
This is crazy.
We skied Alta the past two days, and it was fire:
- 4/28/23: Alta, UT Report: 903″ of Snow Turned “Main Chute” Off 11,068′ Mt. Baldy Into “Main Bowl”
- 4/27/23: Alta, UT Report: Legendary Little Chute Off 11,068′ Mt. Baldy
- 4/26/23: Trip Report: 11,331′ Pfeifferhorn, UT – The North Couloir
Precise Closure Information Below