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Friday, April 15, 2011

Guess Alta's Snow Total, Help Japan Relief Effort

What will this season’s snow total be at Alta Ski Resort? That number will correspond to the amount donated to help the relief effort in Japan, times two.

That amount will be donated by two companies, Ski Utah and Park City-based ski manufacturer Rossignol and Eider, according to this Salt Lake Tribune article. People are being invited to guess the amount. The donation will be made in the name of the person with the closest guess.

Below are excerpts from the article.

So if Alta finishes with 700 inches, Ski Utah, Rossignol and Eider will donate $700 apiece to the relief fund. And whomever comes closest to guessing the right total on the Facebook page of Ski Utah’s mythical Ski Yeti — www.facebook.com/theskiutahyeti — will have his or her name attached to that donation.

“This gives us just one more reason to hope for a snowy finish to the season,” (Jessica) Kunzer said, noting that the snowfall total on May 1 will represent the final number. As of 6:28 a.m. Thursday, Alta was reporting that it had received 646 inches of snow this season. All four resorts in Salt Lake County’s Cottonwood canyons already have surpassed the benchmark 600-inch mark, with Snowbird at 639, Solitude at 623 and Brighton at 621.

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