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I hate it when that happens.

post #1 of 10
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From skiutah.com:
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Fifty inches of Utah Powder Temporarily Closes Brighton Resort
Author: Dan Malstrom (dan@skibrighton.com) Release Date: January 28, 2002 Brighton, Utah - Brighton Resort, located at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon, has received a tremendous amount of snowfall in the past 24hrs. In fact, so much so that the resort was forced to shut down due to incredible snow depths (particularly in windload effected areas).

The initial report at 5:30am indicated new snow of 24" and a base of 94". By 8am there was an additional 14 inches of snowfall... at 10:45 the amount had grown by another 6 inches. At 12 noon the decision was made to permanently shut down the resort to the public for technical and safety reasons (an additional 8 inches had fallen... "it was too deep").

The storm total at resort closure was in excess of 50 inches and still snowing heavily.

Brighton receives more than 500 inches of snowfall during any typical season. Large storms are somewhat common; however, it's rare for a storm to snow so much in such a short period of time that it can close the resort. Grooming machines were active on the mountain until 9am trying to make runs 'skiable' but the snowfall was too heavy and quickly became too deep for skiers to continue down the mountain without getting stuck (generally around waist-chest deep on most people).

For more information, story assistance, or mountain access, please contact Dan Malstrom, Marketing Director, at (801)532-4731 ext. 245 or e-mail dan@skibrighton.com.



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When's it's good, it's veryy veryy good, and when's it's bad it's horrid!
post #2 of 10
That dude with the yellow truck isn't going anywhere for a loooong time! I guess he'd better head back up the hill.
post #3 of 10
If you live in Utah, and you don't ski today, then you are an idiot. (Or, you are responsible - did I say that?)

Weird how Brighton reports a 48" storm total while Solitude was 36" and Alta 31". A reversal of what normally happens, ie big vs little canyon totals.
post #4 of 10
He may be Ok.

I remeber a few years ago I had a rental Chevy Lumina with chains and we came off Heavenly at 4-15 to find out that they were thinking about closing the access road. There was just not enough time to get that over the hood pile of snow out of the way. Not a problem. Gotta love rental cars.
post #5 of 10
Does something about that picture look kind of weird to anyone else? I looked at for probably a good 30 minutes last night, but didn't realize it till I got to work thi morning, that there is absolutly no snow in the trees. Kind of strange.
post #6 of 10
It is a carefully crafted computer manipulated image for Utah pre-Olympic marketing. In the initial image there was no snow, indeed it was filmed in central Australia. A major US film company (can't say who, but rumour is that Walt was involved) was employed to get the props in just the right position. All the posts on this thead are CIA plants.
post #7 of 10
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jhstroup:
Does something about that picture look kind of weird to anyone else? I looked at for probably a good 30 minutes last night, but didn't realize it till I got to work thi morning, that there is absolutly no snow in the trees. Kind of strange.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

That is weird. But looking at the snow on the roof of the big brown puckup that is trying to back up, it looks like it was fairly windy, which would explain the trees not having snow.
post #8 of 10
It also looks quite heavy and a bit wet, so might be sloughing off the trees with weight.
post #9 of 10
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TheRockSkier:
It is a carefully crafted computer manipulated image for Utah pre-Olympic marketing. In the initial image there was no snow, indeed it was filmed in central Australia. A major US film company (can't say who, but rumour is that Walt was involved) was employed to get the props in just the right position. All the posts on this thead are CIA plants. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Achh! Ze zekret is ouut, Ahnuld vill be very aungry now. I think zomevone may get terminated for letting zes information get onto zis Internet board...

Ackkkk.
post #10 of 10
Could ya ask that guy in the yellow truck that once he gets unstuck to bring some of that white fluffy stuff out here to the east coast, drop it off at Killington base, just look for the big wetspot that used to be the snow on the mountain...that would be greaaaaat, thaaaaanks!

Unbelieavable.......I will work for snow!! :

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ January 29, 2002 08:56 AM: Message edited 1 time, by skialta ]</font>
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