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Utah -- any new snow expected soon?

post #1 of 24
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I'm going to be in the SLC area from Wed. 2/9 to Sun. 2/13 probably skiing Alta/Snowbird Thur and Fri, Snowbasin on Sat and the Canyons on Sun. Any new snow expected soon? If not how will the conditions hold up?
post #2 of 24
Looks like Sunday 2/6 is a good bet for snow according to weather ch. Only a few flurries during the week.
My fingers are crossed, as I'll be there 2/8 - 2/11
post #3 of 24
It sucks here. Don't come

Powdr
post #4 of 24
better be good to the snow gods we seemed to have done something to piss them off. What ever it was please please forgive us!
post #5 of 24
read at noaa.gov 1-2 feet expected sun/mon. Guess what i'll be playing in it , wahooooooo
post #6 of 24
Just back from Utah today and skied 7 resorts in 7 days. A few inches last Sat/Sun/Mon and conditions are very good overall. No major powder, but still very good and there's a winter storm watch in effect for tomorrow night through monday. You will love it and SNOWBASIN is THE "MOST" underated resort in the country. I had some bootfitting done at Christy Sports/Superior Ski at Snowbird and saw the best POSTER for Utah I've ever seen. The POSTER said "Skiing Utah with improperly tuned gear is like Skiing Colorado" I almost Sh_t my pants when I saw it and Utah49's signature says it best. BTW, I live on the east coast and Utah rules.
post #7 of 24
Guess where i'll be for 5 days?
Forest Service Utah Avalanche Center/ National Weather Service

Wasatch Cache National Forest

In partnership with: The Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center, Utah Department of Public Safety Division of Comprehensive Emergency Management, Salt Lake County, and Utah State Parks



For detailed avalanche information, visit our web site at: http://www.avalanche.org/~uac/

Northern Utah Mountain Weather Forecast


Saturday, February 05, 2005 11:00 pm



Discussion:

The surface cold front reached the Great Salt Lake around 9 am, and is continuing to slowly work its way into Central Utah. Temperatures will cool behind the front, dropping into the upper teens at 10,000’. Partly to mostly cloudy skies the rest of today and tonight.



Extended forecast:

A stronger storm system will begin to affect the area Sunday afternoon and continue into the early part of next week. The heaviest snowfall now looks to be Monday night, as the flow veers to the northwest and the coldest air arrives. Storm totals of one to two feet, with locally heavier amounts, are possible by Tuesday.
post #8 of 24
[QUOTE saw the best POSTER for Utah I've ever seen. The POSTER said "Skiing Utah with improperly tuned gear is like Skiing Colorado" I almost Sh_t my pants when I saw it and Utah49's signature says it best. BTW, I live on the east coast and Utah rules.[/quote]

Obviously, who ever made that poster never skied Southren Colorado!
WWW.wolfcreekski.com
post #9 of 24
ya but ya gotta drive for hrs to get there
post #10 of 24
Such a small price to pay!
post #11 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Vertical
.....Obviously, who ever made that poster never skied Southren Colorado!
WWW.wolfcreekski.com
Yeah, and just how many people experience Wolf Creek as their primary CO experience? What 100K out of 10 million? Thats 1%. I would say that poster is spot on.

Powdr
post #12 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prosper
I'm going to be in the SLC area from Wed. 2/9 to Sun. 2/13 probably skiing Alta/Snowbird Thur and Fri, Snowbasin on Sat and the Canyons on Sun. Any new snow expected soon? If not how will the conditions hold up?
Looks like your timing is good. Here's what I found in my Inbox this morning from Alta.

Dear Alta Skier!

We expect the snow to start falling this afternoon and are looking at the possibility of 5-9 inches of snow tonight. The storm is then supposed to pick up momentum on Monday with a possibility of 7-12 inches during the day and another 8-14 inches Monday evening. Sounds like there will be some powder skiing at Alta starting tomorrow and Tuesday! You better break out the fat skis, neck gaiters and spare pair of goggles! We'll see you on the slopes this week.



Have a great time.
--
Mike Lewis
post #13 of 24

Ready

YA HOOOO
I'll be there Wed-Sun
post #14 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Powdr
Yeah, and just how many people experience Wolf Creek as their primary CO experience? What 100K out of 10 million? Thats 1%. I would say that poster is spot on.

Powdr
Don't get me started! HUMMMMMMMMMMMM!
post #15 of 24
In response to southern Colorado, I've skiied Purgatory/Durango & Telluride. Good skiing, but it's NOT "UTAH". Seven resorts in seven days and never drove more than 50 minutes with 30 being the average. Ski Utah!!!
post #16 of 24
don't worry, just chatting on this site, won't get the secret out "too much". year after year i ski Utah, and hear about marginal conditions at other resorts, while i'm skiing the good stuff, even when its' not! Alta/Snowbird hold the snow when everyone is in the slop. For an expert skier, sweet snow is where it is at!, plus it's alot safer on the steeps.
post #17 of 24
OK,

I am here, and have 2 more days to ski.

Day 1 was powder mountain, day 2 was Snowbasin (VERY COOL, and WAY UNDER RATED)

Where is THE place to be when the snow comes. I was planning on Alta/Snowbird, but people here have been talking up the Canyons.

Who can help with this wonderful dilema?

Thanks.
post #18 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by skion
OK,

I am here, and have 2 more days to ski.

Day 1 was powder mountain, day 2 was Snowbasin (VERY COOL, and WAY UNDER RATED)

Where is THE place to be when the snow comes. I was planning on Alta/Snowbird, but people here have been talking up the Canyons.

Who can help with this wonderful dilema?

Thanks.
Depends where your staying. If your in SLC, log onto the Snotel site

http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/snotel/Utah/utah.html

in the morning and check Thaynes, Brighton and Snowbird. Whichever got more, go for it. Mondays are never crowded, so that won't be a problem.

If your staying in PC, go to Deer Valley. You will get untracked there longer than any other PC resort.

Powdr.
post #19 of 24
It's here!

Today is Monday February 7th at 6:30 am.* The road into the canyon is restricted and interlodge is in effect.* Please stay tuned for road openings and conditions.* Visit the Snow Report at <http://www.alta.com>http://www.alta.com, call the snow report at (801)572-3939, UDOT Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon update (801) 975-4838.* We have had 17" of new snow overnight and expect another 3-7" today!*


Settled Snow Depth:* 134"
New Snowfall: 17" overnight. 17" in past 24 hours.
Snowfall this season: 389"
<http://www.alta.com/Frames/snow_report_report.htm>http://www.alta.com/Frames/snow_report_report.htm
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Alta Ski Area
Alta, Utah
<http://www.alta.com>http://www.alta.com
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post #20 of 24
Alta was perfect.

http://www.alta.com/Frames/snow_report_report.htm

More coming down.

Toooo Coooool.
post #21 of 24
Holy cold smoke! Is it that deep, or is this a short guy on skinny skis?
post #22 of 24
Powdr - never skied Deer Valley, but I have waited at the bottom of the canyons waiting for opening, so you think i should just hit Deer Valley if it snows during my trip, late Feb? I know you already answered, but i'm looking for you to say it again!
post #23 of 24
Glenncz, Just wait in line you wouldn't be happy over on this side of the Wasatch. Don't bother with Snowbasin it also is east facing and low base leviation.
post #24 of 24
lets see, the weather man needs a high 5 for the forcast i posted above.
Got into PC sSunday evening as the white stuff was starting to fall. Monday am when i made 1st chair there was over 10 inchs of tat good ole white stuff.
Played all day over under arond Sultan /mayflower.
Today was a partly sunny day. Skied a couple of short shots near Snow Park, then heaed back towards Mayflower/Sultan, where i was finde untracked in the black forest.. From there back down to Bald Eagle where i connected with some friends from patrol, and they showed a couple more shots near Snow Park.
Tommrow gonna let the legs rest, and hit the crusiers all day long.
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