Skiing Starts Friday At Solitude, Brighton
Another cold storm system is poised to drive into Utah by Wednesday and could bring more precipitation statewide. But that system will track through central Utah and won’t bring as much rain and snow to northern Utah as Monday’s storm did, Graham said.
The combination three-day punch could bring another 18 inches of snow to ski resorts in Big and Little Cottonwood canyons, according to weather service forecasts.
By 2 p.m. Monday, Brighton and Snowbird were reporting 7 to 8 inches of new snow.
“We’ve got about 6 to 8 inches of new snow, depending on where you’re standing,” said Brighton’s Jared Winkler. “We’re ramping up the snowmaking. We’ll be good to go by Friday.”
It was dumping snow in Little Cottonwood Canyon, as well.
“It’s been snowing heavily all day,” said one Alta employee. “There’s a ton of people here, trying to ski and snowboard.”
Alta is scheduled to open for skiing Nov. 19. Snowbird has announced a Nov. 20 opener, and Park City Mountain Resort plans to open the same day.