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getting a little worried

post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
My family has a trip planned for presidents week feb 18-25 to park city ut and alta. It seems that their snowfall totals are low, or maybe i'm wrong. I thought that they got more snow than colorado, and colorado has had more powder days than utah this year. Should I be concerned, or will the storms start hitting utah soon?
post #2 of 29
You funny guy.
post #3 of 29
You should definitely cancel your trip. :

It's two months away -- They can't do an accurate job of forecasting more than a week or two out...
post #4 of 29
Alta's gotten 125" this season. That's 1/4 of their yearly total with 4 months to go. We seem to be on track if you ask me....

L
post #5 of 29

nt

Im gonna be there jan 8-14 and im a lil dissapointed by the forcast too i cant believe the dry spell thats goin on....
post #6 of 29

It's All Perspective

- Vail has a reported base of 41-65", and "record snowfall" this season.

- Alta is reporting 59-62" and it's just another ho-hum year.

It's all in the perspective. Besides, who says that CO has had more powder days? Utah & CO generally get the same storms. Most years UT out performs CO, this year its a wash [so far].

Powdr
post #7 of 29
Mt. Baker's where its at this year. Everyone should cancel their Utah trips and head there.
post #8 of 29
If you're so concerned with snow, why are you going to Park City?
post #9 of 29
I would be happy with that!

Last year they were downloading from mid mountain at Fernie a week before our trip! That is when it's time to worry!
post #10 of 29
Thread Starter 
we're going to park city becuase these is one person in our family who doesn't ski and we want there to be a town with lots of nightlife. However we are going to alta for one day. We plan on skiing alta, deervalley the canyons, maybe pcmr
post #11 of 29
And we're going to Tahoe and Mammoth$%^((&*^&^$#$&((((&*&

And seriously thinking of driving or flying from LA to SLC if the current CRAPPY conditions don't change.

But, had same problem going to Utah last year, and it never stopped snowing after our 1st day!
post #12 of 29
Rio, Are you sure you want to say that? Are you 100% sure you want Mt Baker packed with tourist?
post #13 of 29
Thread Starter 
thanks gpaul that makes me feel much better. I hope thats the same case with us. We only go out there once a year and the rest of the tme we ski east where there is no powder, so i just hope they get lots of snow when we go
post #14 of 29
Firstly - it is plain ridiculous to be talking about mid-Feb now. Besides - what are you going to do?

Relax - you are going with your family to Park City. Irrespective of the snow conditions - I guarantee you will all (skier and non-skiers) have a good time.
post #15 of 29
Yes it's ridiculous to be worrying about Utah in February. Utah was skimpy to Thanksgiving but got pounded for the next 2 weeks and is now above average on snowfall.

Gpaul is the one who should be worried and making contingency plans.
post #16 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Utah49
Rio, Are you sure you want to say that? Are you 100% sure you want Mt Baker packed with tourist?
Don't worry about that -- Mt. Baker is about the most tourist unfriendly area on the west coast. Besides, it hasn't snowed here in 2 weeks, and isn't going to snow for at least another week and a half... :
post #17 of 29
After last January in Whistler I'll take ANYTHING Utah has to offer!
post #18 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by skierecs7
thanks gpaul that makes me feel much better. I hope thats the same case with us. We only go out there once a year and the rest of the tme we ski east where there is no powder, so i just hope they get lots of snow when we go
Skierecs7,

You will be Golden in Utah. I just got back from 4 days skiing at Alta/Snowbird. Alta was fantastic, I was skiing soft relatively untracked snow 3 days after the last snowfall. Snowbird needs a bit more base. By the time you get there you will feel silly for worrying. If it is a lean year in Park City head to big and little cottonwood canyons and ski the inevitable powder.
post #19 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by BakerBoy
Don't worry about that -- Mt. Baker is about the most tourist unfriendly area on the west coast. Besides, it hasn't snowed here in 2 weeks, and isn't going to snow for at least another week and a half... :
Bakerboy,

I could barely stand the lack of hospitality I endured during my first visit to Baker in November. A mere 5 seperate skiers showed me around the mountain without even being requested to do so. Also, the tall skinny guy manning the coffee cart at the Glacier ski shop had the nerve to smile and make conversation while he prepared my Chai Tea. Too much attitude for me!

Plus the snow sucked. After all, who the heck wants to ski in 24 inches of light powder... in November.
post #20 of 29
"It's all in the perspective. Besides, who says that CO has had more powder days?"
It was I! Man were loving it this year. Wish you were here!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
post #21 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Vertical
...Man were loving it this year. Wish you were here!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!..
Glad you're enjoying it. Happy Holidays back to you.

Powdr
post #22 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by BC13
Bakerboy,

I could barely stand the lack of hospitality I endured during my first visit to Baker in November. A mere 5 seperate skiers showed me around the mountain without even being requested to do so. Also, the tall skinny guy manning the coffee cart at the Glacier ski shop had the nerve to smile and make conversation while he prepared my Chai Tea. Too much attitude for me!

Plus the snow sucked. After all, who the heck wants to ski in 24 inches of light powder... in November.
I didn't say the people weren't nice, I was merely stating how the area is tourist unfriendly -- no phones, no lodging, not much grooming, no high-speed quads, etc... and we like it that way. Everybody just goes past to Whistler.
post #23 of 29
Moved to UT after 18 years in Summit County CO. Loved CO but I got tired of watching the snow reports in UT. Now I watch them in CO and have a big smile.
I have no regrets, no crowds, good snow, more of it and powder day after day after a storm.
post #24 of 29
Thread Starter 
thanks for all the posts
post #25 of 29
Quote:
Current Conditions as of: Sun January 1st, 2006 at 05:31:00 AM
Settled Snow Depth:102"
Snowfall (Past 12 hrs):13"
Snowfall (Past 24 hrs):17"
Snowfall this Season:218"
Extended Forecast:Snow in the forecast through next Tuesday.
Still Worried?

L
post #26 of 29
Thread Starter 
nope i feel much better now
post #27 of 29
Good, 'cause it keep getting better.....

Quote:
Current Conditions as of: Mon January 2nd, 2006 at 04:33:00 PM
Settled Snow Depth:109"
Snowfall (Past 12 hrs):8"
Snowfall (Past 24 hrs):9"
Snowfall this Season:224"
Sky Cover:Snowing
Ridgetop Winds:moderate SW
Mid Mountain Temp: (°F) 34°

Forecast for Today
Sky Cover:Snow
Temperatures °F (9am-4pm):19° - 25°
Wind:Moderate SE
Snowfall:10-14"
Extended Forecast:Snow tonight heavy at times, continuing into tomorrow with another 4-7 expected tomorrow. Snow should begin decreasing tomorrow afternoon.
post #28 of 29
In the*past 24 hours, Alta Ski Area*has*received: 17" of New Snow

The*settled mid-mountain base is currently: 102"

So far this season we've received 218" of snow

The extended weather forecast is: Next Pacific storm will come into northern Utah late tonight. Snow will form with this front. Snow will continue Tuesday morning and then decrease toward midday.



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So, I guess now we're officially rubbing it in. I 'm working today- behind a desk- so I thought I'd spread the joy...
post #29 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Crab

So, I guess now we're officially rubbing it in. I 'm working today- behind a desk- so I thought I'd spread the joy...
Me too. In my office, miserable to be here after having a nice long weekend. I leave for Park City on Friday so these next couple days are gonna drag on forever.
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