Opening Days at Snowbird and Alta, UT Delayed Due to HEAVY SNOW and AVALANCHE Activity

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The heavy snow that dumped on the Wasatch last night has meant that both Alta and Snowbird, UT delayed today’s opening day while operations crews ensured the mountains were safe.

Snowbird advised their decision last night in a Facebook post and their website gave this information this morning:

Due to continued heavy snowfall and extensive natural avalanche activity, for the safety of our employees we have halted avalanche mitigation and mountain set up for the day. As a result, we are planning for a delayed and limited opening on Friday, Nov. 29. We will resume setting up the mountain and performing avalanche mitigation work Friday morning but we anticipate a delayed opening. We will be working toward opening the Gadzoom and Chickadee lifts. We appreciate your patience and respect of terrain closures, which are in place for your safety.

SnowBrains’ Alta reporter was in line first thing this morning hoping for fresh tracks. He gave us this update at 10 am Mountain Time:

They’re still blasting and they’re letting people up Sunnyside to go line up at Sugarloaf but Sugarloaf and Collins are on hold due to avy danger…

Snowbird and Alta have both received almost 4-FEET of snow in the last 3-days, 2-feet of which came in the last 24-hours. Stay safe out there people…

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