I had this assumption that snow in the West remained powdery because it was cold enough to not thaw out and become ice. Today I randomly looked at some temperatures and it seems it's fairly common to have temperatures in the 30s. So does it ever get icy out there? Or does the snow somehow not melt? Or does it snow often enough to almost always have some powder?
And as a side question, why are lift tickets at Park City $107!? How many other places are that ridiculously expensive?
(I'm not planning anything, just curious)