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Monday, December 20, 2010

Big Snow, Just In Time For The Holidays

A huge storm is now working its way across Utah, dumping heavy snow in mountain areas. It is producing excellent ski conditions, backcountry avalanche danger, traffic problems and flooding in some areas. This Salt Lake Tribune article gives an overview of the storm to date.

Many mountain areas have received 1-3 feet of snow, and more is expected tomorrow and Wednesday. Avalanche conditions are high to extreme in backcountry areas. Monitor updates from the Utah Avalanche Center and use extreme caution when venturing into the backcountry.

Many valley locations have received sleet or rain. In southwestern Utah the Virgin and Santa Clara Rivers are running at flood levels. At this time no road closures have been reported but that could change so check with local authorities in the areas where you plan to travel.

Here are some 48-hour new snow totals for our ski resorts:
Solitude - 38 inches
Eagle Point - 36 inches
Sundance - 34 inches
Alta - 28 inches
Park City - 27 inches
Powder Mountain - 27 inches
Deer Valley - 25 inches
Snowbird - 25
Brighton - 24 inches
Snowbasin - 24 inches

This year we have enjoyed some of the best best early-season skiing every and the holiday period looks like it should continue the trend.

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