UTAH — This week, Alta Ski Area, Snowbird Resort, and Brighton Resort surpassed 400 inches of snowfall so far for the season. In a world where many ski areas would dream of that total for the year, this winter season has made that number at the halfway mark. Snow totals didn’t reach those numbers until April of last year.
Across Utah, snowfall totals are up from previous years. The Cottonwood and Park City resorts all tout snow bases over 100 inches. Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain are a mere few inches away from reaching 300 inches of snowfall for the season. All four Cottonwood Canyon resorts are in the top 10 for snowfall totals across North America.
“We’re thrilled to see such an incredible start to the season here in Utah! With three resorts, soon to be four, in Utah reporting over 400”, we’ve seen more days of snow than sun, said Alison Palmintere, Director of Communications for Ski Utah. “Many of our resorts are reporting exciting milestones, like Sundance Resort hitting a 100” base, the earliest they’ve reported that since 2005. We can’t wait to see what the rest of the season has in store.”
More snow is on the way for Utah, with weak systems moving into the state. The first is likely to reach southern Utah late on Thursday. The second storm will pass through on the weekend, with Sunday having the highest possibility. According to Powderchasers, possibly another 4 to 8 inches will fall in Sunday’s storm though that number could vary as uncertainty in the forecast remains. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are forecasted only to reach a high of 15 degrees on Sunday. Next week is expected to be dry but with cold temperatures remaining.
Photo of the Day | 1.17.2023
Happy birthday to three-time Olympian and Alta athlete, Brita Sigourney. We hope you like 50-plus inches of frosting on your cake!
— Alta Ski Area (@AltaSkiArea) January 17, 2023
I can’t stop laughing at Alta’s snow stake cam. They have to be doing this on purpose. pic.twitter.com/hzstg1PrkY
— Wasatch Snow Forecast (@WasatchSnow) January 15, 2023
We've officially crossed over into 400" territory.
In other words, it's deep. #ADifferentBreed
📸 : Lee Cohen pic.twitter.com/9kWk1jbZbf
— Snowbird (@Snowbird) January 18, 2023