New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Finally snowing in Utah...

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
We're finally getting some snow. I watched the storm come up the valley from the northwest from my office window all afternoon, big and dark. We got the first fat flakes about 4;00 pm and it's accumulating this evening. How much we get will be clear by morning. PCMR is open with a few impressively large white ribbons of death due to massive snowmaking. Deer Valley has been hosing like crazy too, getting ready to open on Dec. 8th. It's been real cold the last week or so, but dry. This storm isn't supposed to be big, but it's welcome and with the PNW getting hammered, maybe there's more in the pipeline. Reports from Alta have been grim, but if LCC holds true to form, this storm should hit it pretty hard. Alta opens Friday.
post #2 of 24
yep I suspect the benches are winning the snow total so far we have a inch on the groun here at my house which is more than the birds snow cam is showing.
post #3 of 24
We're stoked for you guys to be getting something...here's what you can expect by weeks end and into the weekend:

Friday and Saturday - A trough sets up to the west with a moist southwest flow aloft across the area, and developing snow showers for moderate (possibly heavy) accumulations. The storm moves through Saturday and out on Sunday. We may see significant snowfall from this one.

http://www.snowforecast.com/ParkCityMountainResort
post #4 of 24
Thread Starter 
this looks pretty good. We have about four inches in P.C. at 10:30 and still snowing heavily- that's at about 6400', and the higher elevations can get twice that. So, let's see what the total is tomorrow. The forecast looks beautiful with cold temps and then a heavy storm over the weekend. I'm pretty exited up here. Jake's nightshot pretty much sums up the view. I'll shoot the swingset tomorrow morning if it looks good...
post #5 of 24
Keep the Utah snow reports coming! I'm heading to Utah in 24 days.
post #6 of 24
looking good by this forecast - snow every day!

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/forecast/Map...ld2=-111.62125
post #7 of 24
Yesterdays storm dropped 12" up in the bear river range.
post #8 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by tromano View Post
Yesterdays storm dropped 12" up in the bear river range.
Damn northern, alta only got 8 at mid station.

Its still snowing though
post #9 of 24
Whoopsie double post.
post #10 of 24
With any luck I will be hiking at beaver or tony grove this weekend. :

Might come in late on Friday.
post #11 of 24
Thread Starter 
Here's the swingset. It's a start. PCMR in background making snow. Good and cold, more on the way. In a normal year, the woods get about three or even four feet of settled snow by mid winter. It's on it's way!
525x525px-LL-vbattach2330.jpg
post #12 of 24
Thread Starter 
The swingset is a standard Rainbow, with a 4x8 beam on top. Snowed all night, and is expected to snow all day today and all day tomorrow. This is Park City. Cottonwood totals should be greater.
525x525px-LL-vbattach2367.jpg
post #13 of 24
Wahoo....Thanks Mr. Crab for the picture. I came looking for your post to see if you put up a new picture. I will have to show my daughter tonight as she was just asking about our trip next month. Let it snow..let it snow..let it snow!
post #14 of 24
Thread Starter 
Sounds like everybody's getting snow, which is great. Utah report for now, and it's still snowing heavily- 12 hour total first, then 24-48 hour (depending on how the resorts report):

Alta: 14, 21
Bird 20, 24
Solitude 13, 22
Deer Valley 12, 21
Park City 9,19
Canyons 13, 27
Snowbasin 14, 20
Brighton 18 (from weather channel)

Snow is expected all day today and increasing tonight. Then all day and all night Sunday, lessening Monday. It's cold now so this is light powder on top of yesterday's wetter snow.

Deer Valley opens today. No joke- they've got a pretty nice base on their rockless, stumpless groomers with their snowmaking and giant fleet of cats. Add a foot or so of fresh light powder on top of that with their long, steep, straight fall lines = fuggedaboutit. Looks like the Bushman might be safe from giant snowsnakes and roots at the Bird. In any case, lots of terrain should open up everywhere and anybody coming out for Christmas should be fine and dandy.

P.S. It's hunker in the bunker time. The Cottonwoods are open so far, to 4 wheel drive and chains. We had a blackout in Park City night before last and I was up much of the night stoking a roaring fire to heat the house.
525x525px-LL-vbattach2373.jpg
post #15 of 24
Nukin' here. 17" on my deck since storm start. Finaly a storm like we used to get - 2 to 3 three days of steady snow 2' to 3' storm totals. Seems like the last one like that was the Olympic year, 2002.
post #16 of 24
Nice progression, Mr. Crab! Now get out there and play in it!
post #17 of 24
Hard to believe DV was closed before this.

Well this is a great shot in the arm for skiing out there!
post #18 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Crab View Post
Sounds like everybody's getting snow, which is great. Utah report for now, and it's still snowing heavily- 12 hour total first, then 24-48 hour (depending on how the resorts report):

Alta: 14, 21
Bird 20, 24
Solitude 13, 22
Deer Valley 12, 21
Park City 9,19
Canyons 13, 27
Snowbasin 14, 20
Brighton 18 (from weather channel)

Snow is expected all day today and increasing tonight. Then all day and all night Sunday, lessening Monday. It's cold now so this is light powder on top of yesterday's wetter snow.

Deer Valley opens today. No joke- they've got a pretty nice base on their rockless, stumpless groomers with their snowmaking and giant fleet of cats. Add a foot or so of fresh light powder on top of that with their long, steep, straight fall lines = fuggedaboutit. Looks like the Bushman might be safe from giant snowsnakes and roots at the Bird. In any case, lots of terrain should open up everywhere and anybody coming out for Christmas should be fine and dandy.

P.S. It's hunker in the bunker time. The Cottonwoods are open so far, to 4 wheel drive and chains. We had a blackout in Park City night before last and I was up much of the night stoking a roaring fire to heat the house.
Thanks Mr. Crab. You're the man.
I'm coming out from NY next weekend and up until this storm, was a bit concerned.
Your pictures are the bomb.
post #19 of 24
Senior Crab,
The pics are great . you should do this all season. it is a great frame of reference
post #20 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thanks. I'll shoot the swingset when we get big storms- the snow blows off the top but it's interesting how it piles up at the bottom. How I spent the big powder days.... Oh, well, there'll be more.

She doesn't look that happy, but she had a total blast and I couldnt get her and her sister off the hill. Second shot is Iron Mountain, between PCMR and Canyons, the day after.
525x525px-LL-vbattach2386.jpg
525x525px-LL-vbattach2388.jpg
post #21 of 24
Ok Mr. Crab...what's the 411 on DV and PC? The webcams look better then the DV snow report.

We are keeping our fingers crossed that it keeps dumping (especially Jan 6-11th)
post #22 of 24
18" of fresh overnight at Alta. Holy cow!! Today is going to be epic!!
post #23 of 24
Whoa, Mr. Crab. Judging from the angle and background of your swing set pictures I must say that you are doing ok for yourself. You live in a great part of the city.

Good for you.

This weekend is going to be great, I wish I was up today but I had to work. I guess the biggest storm is coming up on Saturday or Sunday. They are forecasting another 2-3 feet in the mountains.

I can't wait.
post #24 of 24
Did you read the article about the Mountain Lion in Park Meadows. That bugger had to come down through your neighborhood to get into Park Meadows.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Resorts, Conditions & Travel