Skiers take to the streets as thundersnow forces Park City Mountain lift closures

PARK CITY, Utah — A rare weather event called Thundersnow hit Park City shortly after 2:00 p.m. this afternoon putting all lift operations on HOLD at Park City Mountain. Skiers and Riders at Canyons Village stuck near the Tombstone lift chose to ride down White Pine Canyon Road to get back to the base area and the Cabriolet lot. Video courtesy of @djbentleytaylor.

The National Weather Service says that “Thundersnow” is a rare weather phenomenon in which thunder and lightning are accompanied predominantly by snow rather than rain. Thundersnow occurs where there is relatively strong instability and abundant moisture above the surface of the Earth, such as above a warm front.


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