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Why Utah rules, April edition

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
A pacific storm system moving onshore through the Pacific Northwest late this afternoon will reach Utah by early Monday. The leading cold front will hit the Wasatch range around sunrise... with the main storm to follow for Monday through Monday night. High pressure aloft with a significant warming trend will folllow for the Tuesday through Thursday period.

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12 Hour Forecast beginning 05:00
Alta Guard Temperature: 32-34
Weather:Heavy snow
Most Likely Snow Amount: 14-18Probability: 80 %
post #2 of 22
Meanwhile, the Alberta rockies are getting pristine winter powder!!!

....I don't think I get your point!?!?!?!?!?!
post #3 of 22
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cheapest RT Boston-Calgary: $867 (connect thru LA)

cheapest RT Boston-SLC: $215 (connect thru Detroit).
post #4 of 22
just got back from UT. Man what a week! We had knee deep to waste deep sat through Tuesday. Snowed tuesday night, chest deep on Wednesday. Things got a bit warmer near the end of the week, but man i've never seen so much snow in my life, soooo much powder!!!
post #5 of 22
Thread Starter 
I think "waste deep" goes in the "To smoke or not to smoke" thread in the General Skiing forum.

Lucky you.
post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by drb
I think "waste deep" goes in the "To smoke or not to smoke" thread in the General Skiing forum.

Lucky you.
huh? It was my first time in really deep powder, maybe i'm missing something here...To smoke or not to smoke? What does that have to do with Utah?
post #7 of 22
Thread Starter 
I think you meant "waist deep". "Waste deep" has other implications.....
post #8 of 22
hahaha, ok Now I get it Man, didn't get enough sleep last night! Damn red eye!
post #9 of 22
Thread Starter 
no sympathy from me
post #10 of 22
while no one can deny utah powder is hard to beat, utah hardly rules tahoe this year; and in 2 weeks; only the bird will be open. if you ski anywhere else; youre hiking it first; while tahoe will have at least 3 open to may 1st and at least 1 well after.
CO, same story as tahoe. utah rules the winter, but spring + summer skiing is somewhere else.
post #11 of 22
Yes it does suck that most of the Utah resorts will be closing in the next couple of weeks, for most in Utah it's the US Forest service that says when a resort can open, and has to close. Something to do with migrations, etc. For those resorts who are located on private/ leased property, it's a matter of the all mighty $$.
There were time at DV in the last two weeks , skier count would be below 1,000 a day. Talk about a long dull boaring day at work. I had even suggested to mamangement, they keep part of the resort open and consoladate the staff to that part, the reply was , we want to be able to offer the best possible service. With only having part of the mtn open, would not be the best service possible. So they shut down early.. Hell, people will be hiking there till June this summer getting thier fix.
post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by kev259
hahaha, ok Now I get it Man, didn't get enough sleep last night! Damn red eye!
"Red eye", we're back to that freakin' smoke thread again.
post #13 of 22
I'm working today- but I'll relay this...

Dear Alta Skier;
Today is Tuesday April 5th at 8:30 am.** We had 8" of new snow overnight.* Visit the Snow Report at <http://www.alta.com>http://www.alta.com or call the snow report at (801)572-3939 for any updates.


Settled Snow Depth:* 192"
New Snowfall: 8" overnight. 15" in past 24 hours.
Snowfall this season: 636"
<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
post #14 of 22
It's not true I tell you not true. Nope no snow here none what so ever. I'm not going to the canyons today nope. Not skiing nope not a good day to ski way to much mud out there. Much better day to take up ..... lawn bowling, maybe badmitten?
post #15 of 22
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I want your job.
post #16 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Utah49
It's not true I tell you not true. Nope no snow here none what so ever. I'm not going to the canyons today nope. Not skiing nope not a good day to ski way to much mud out there. Much better day to take up ..... lawn bowling, maybe badmitten?
Ping Pong perhaps?
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by learn2turn
"Red eye", we're back to that freakin' smoke thread again.
hehe, wondering when someone would notice that
post #18 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by skicougar
while no one can deny utah powder is hard to beat, utah hardly rules tahoe this year; and in 2 weeks; only the bird will be open. if you ski anywhere else; youre hiking it first; while tahoe will have at least 3 open to may 1st and at least 1 well after.
CO, same story as tahoe. utah rules the winter, but spring + summer skiing is somewhere else.
That's exactly why Utah does rule spring skiing. No freakin' gapers left to deal with. Nothin' wrong with hiking/skinning in my book. Separates the wheat from the chaff.

Powdr
post #19 of 22
More reasons....

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post #20 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Powdr
That's exactly why Utah does rule spring skiing. No freakin' gapers left to deal with. Nothin' wrong with hiking/skinning in my book. Separates the wheat from the chaff.

Powdr
I think this was touched upon already (in another thread?) but does anyone know which Utah resorts allow people to access their terrain after they close for the season?
post #21 of 22
Most (all) of them on Forest Service terrain. I've personally skied Brighton and Alta after the offical closing days. Many people will ride the snowbird tram, traverse around Baldy, hike up and hit the Baldy Chutes after Alta is closed.

L
post #22 of 22
most resorts in utah are on forest service land, they cannot deny you access. the resorts that are private property, for most part don't mind you hiking up skiing down, just be aware your on your own for any medical needs, or serch n rescue. Also beaware there may be on going maintiance around chairlifts, buildings, etc stay away from them , reosrts will stay happy.
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