VIDEO: Alta, UT Report: The Sleepiest of Pow Days

Martin Kuprianowicz | | Conditions ReportConditions Report

Report from Monday, December 16, 2019

With 170″ of snowfall this season at Alta already, it’s hard to remember that this is still the early season!

Alta Ski Area reported 5″ of fresh snow from overnight this morning as the resort was recovered in a soft, light layer of snow that came from seemingly nowhere.

With another inch of the good stuff falling during the day, the surprise storm total left us with a total of 6″ of new snow to rip around on.

No one expected today to be as good as it was.

Today was the definition of a sleeper pow day, and we started it off on the High T.

Creamy. Credit: SnowBrains

High Boy had some hard spots underneath but was a soft blanket of pow for the most part.

After High Boy we hit Greeley Bowl and the skiing just kept getting better throughout the day.

Pow slashes, knoll pops, and little tree taps were a plenty.

East Greeley. Credit: SnowBrains

We then hit a sidestep and dropped down into Yellow Trail from the top of the traverse before cutting back into East Greeley.

This was the best lap all day, with the most un-skied powder for the longest distance and a superbly fun gulley to surf around in towards the bottom of the line.

It was just another savory day on the delicious slopes of Alta Ski Area, the resort with the most snowfall in all of North America!


Credit: Alta Ski Area


Credit: NOAA 12/17/19


Credit: SnowBrains
Greeley bowl. Credit: SnowBrains
Credit: Snowbrains
Credit: SnowBrains
Collins Chair. Credit: SnowBrains

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