White Christmas Ahead For Utah and The Rockies.

Snow-covered Prius shows depth from one-day storm in SLC.
Snow-covered Prius shows depth from one-day storm in SLC.

Salt Lake City-based SeniorsSkiing.com Co-Publisher Jon Weisberg Reports:

The biggest single dump since 2011 is how some observers characterize the mid-December storm that blanketed Utah’s Wasatch range with almost two feet over the past few days.  Snowfall extended into Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana.

Individual resorts report impressive numbers. Brian Head, the state’s most southern resort got 38″ over 48 hours. Eagle Point, another southern area on the high slopes of the Tushar Mountains collected 20″, Alta, 24″ and Snowbird, 23″.

But the base depths at most of these and other areas hovers around 45″, much less than the base needed to feel comfortable skiing off-trail fresh powder. Sorry to deliver this news to Eastern skiers, but we’re expecting more deliveries—snow, not UPS—through Christmas.

I decided not to head up the canyon today; possibly tomorrow. Instead, I walked Lucy (the mutt) around our neighborhood, one of the oldest in Salt Lake City. At about 4300′, we’re almost 3/4 mile lower than the base of Alta.

 

[Editor’s Note:  A contributor in Denver submitted the following picture of his television screen.  Lots of snow out west.]

Denver weatherman reports snow depth from recent big fall. Credit: Joe Durzo
Denver weatherman reports snow depth from recent big fall.
Credit: Joe Durzo

 

2 Comments

  1. Keep coming west to the Calif. sierras, we have plenty of snow and more on thsway and the temps are warmer.

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