Powder Mountain, UT Report: Thick, Wet Storm Skiing in the Trees

Martin Kuprianowicz | | Post Tag for Conditions ReportConditions Report

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Report from January 29, 2021

It was snowing heavily and we laid down fresh tracks all day.


It was snowing hard when we got to Powder Mountain today and it didn’t let up for a second.

Look closely: there are two types of skiers in this world… |Photo courtesy Gage Whipple

The last lap of the day was the best one.

Tracks made on the first run were nearly completely filled-in by 3 pm.

Today was an epic storm day spent finding fresh, creamy turns in forgiving tree terrain.

SnowBrains athlete Kaden Suttle getting some goods today at Pow Mow. | Photo courtesy SnowBrains

The snow was thick and wet but playful and cushiony. 

The conditions are SICK today. Incredible tree-skiing and wet snow but it’s coming down HEAVY,” Kaden S. said, a traveler from New Mexico whose first-day-ever at powder mountain was today.

He picked a good day to try out Pow Mow. 

Kaden in the trees. | Photo courtesy SnowBrains

We found some fun cliffs and threaded some needles in the trees off the backside of the Timberline chair.

Burntwood had some lovely powder fields you could arc wide-open turns down. 

Hippie hill skied fresh and smooth.

Gage Whipple, SnowBrains athlete, surfing some mellow pow. | Photo courtesy SnowBrains

Overall we kept it mellow and dialed in soft turns in between the aspen trees as the sky rained down white terror.

By the time the resort closed it was dumping the hardest it had all day.

We didn’t want to leave! 

A winter weather advisory is now in effect for Powder Mountain and we absolutely cannot wait to get back up there tomorrow…

Man the snow was good today… | Photo courtesy SnowBrains

Snow Numbers

Courtesy Powder Mountain 1/29/21


* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6-12 inches.

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

* WHEN...From Noon today to 9 AM MST Saturday.

- NOAA 1/29/21
Courtesy NOAA 1/29/21


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