PARK CITY, Utah — Utah ski resorts were gifted big snow totals, with some resorts reportedly receiving over a foot in 24 hours. Deer Valley Resort, Alta Ski Area, and Brighton all received a foot from the recent storm, with Park City Mountain and Solitude receiving an additional inch or two.
Wednesday’s storm also brought much-needed snow for Snowbasin and Nordic Valley while also reaching Brianhead Resort in Southern Utah, all three resorts receiving at least 5 inches.
Snowfall made it down into the lower elevations reaching parts of Salt Lake City. It might only be November 3, but some resorts are already reporting bases in excess of 20 inches.
Even beyond the significant snowfall, a key win for the resorts has been the cooler temperatures that the recent winter storms have brought. These sub-freezing temperatures allow snowmaking crews to fire up the snow guns and assist mother nature in working to build up snow bases at the resorts. For both skiers and snowboarders, more snow, both natural and manmade, means more run options on opening day.
The next storm is on its way, with increased chances for snow starting Friday evening.