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What to expect at snowbird next week

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I will be skiing next wed - friday.  I see that the temps until tuesday will be about 60 degrees and then high temps will be in low 40's.  The base is over 100" but I was wondering how will the snow be with these conditions.
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I will be skiing next wed - friday.  I see that the temps until tuesday will be about 60 degrees and then high temps will be in low 40's.  The base is over 100" but I was wondering how will the snow be with these conditions.

hard, then soft, then hard, then soft, then hard, then.........
post #3 of 12
You're going to Utah in April.!!

Make the best of it.
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I will be skiing next wed - friday.  I see that the temps until tuesday will be about 60 degrees and then high temps will be in low 40's.  The base is over 100" but I was wondering how will the snow be with these conditions.

corn cycles soft snow by afternoon most days
post #5 of 12
I just got back from Snowbird yesterday. Here is my ski report from another thread.


Just got back from Snowbird this morning. I arrived Sun 4/11 & skied the afternoon. The top 1/2 of the mtn was hard & the bottom 1/2 was soft spring snow. Monday the whole mtn. was hard as a rock. It never warmed up enough until the very end of the day on the lowest elevations, skiing wasn't very good. It started snowing around the time the lifts closed Mon. & Tues morning the mtn. was covered in 15" of  light POW. All the locals came out of the woodwork & skiing was great but they only had the front side open & it got chopped up relatively quickly. Mineral Basin & Gad Valley (out on the Road to Provo) were closed Tues. due to avalanche danger. Wed. was the best day of the week with virgin powder in Mineral Basin & Gad Valley opened up & the crowd was light so it lasted awhile. The groomed trails were as close to perfect as it gets for the rest of the day. Yesterday skiing was still very good but some areas (especially the lower mtn.) were hard in the morning, the top was still excellent as was Mineral Basin. By afternoon the lower mtn & Mineral Basin got very soft & heavy The Peruvian side off the tram stayed good all day as did the runs off Little Cloud.

Just so you know the Peruvian quad & Gad I & II are closed for the season. Gadzoom is still running as is the rest of the mtn. front & back. Snow base is not an issue but the quality of the snow on any given day is.
Edited by steamboat1 - 4/17/10 at 10:17am
post #6 of 12
Mineral was soft right at first tram this morning.  Best day of spring skiing this year for me!
post #7 of 12
It was very warm this weekend.  Skiing was great, but you really need to watch the exposures.
If it gets cooler, things could get interesting.   I think Mineral will still soften if it's sunny, it will just take a little longer. 

Check out Guru Dave's report: http://www.gurudavepowers.com/
post #8 of 12
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I am a little disappointed to see that half the lifts are now closed as per their website.  I was really looking forward taking the lift thru the mountain and skiing the backside....oh well, at least I am going :)
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I am a little disappointed to see that half the lifts are now closed as per their website.  I was really looking forward taking the lift thru the mountain and skiing the backside....oh well, at least I am going :)

There is still a ton of terrain accessible.  Your much more limited by surface conditions.

If you've never been to Snowbird, you might consider hiring/finding a guide.
post #10 of 12
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I am a little disappointed to see that half the lifts are now closed as per their website.  I was really looking forward taking the lift thru the mountain and skiing the backside....oh well, at least I am going :)
Mark the backside (Mineral, Baldy) are still open & are accessible from either the tram or little cloud lifts. Whats closed is Gad I ,II, baby thunder & peruvian quad. The tunnel is at the top of the peruvian quad & is used only because that lift doesn't go to the top. The only terrain not accessible by a lift is off Gad II & baby thunder.
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I will be skiing next wed - friday.  I see that the temps until tuesday will be about 60 degrees and then high temps will be in low 40's.  The base is over 100" but I was wondering how will the snow be with these conditions.

Tuesday Night: A chance of rain and snow showers before midnight, then a chance of snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Snow level 10400 feet lowering to 9300 feet after midnight . Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Breezy, with a south wind between 24 and 29 mph, with gusts as high as 43 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Wednesday: Snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. High near 50. Breezy, with a southeast wind between 20 and 26 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Wednesday Night: Snow showers. Low around 24. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.

Thursday: Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 40. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

Thursday Night: Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 20.

Friday: Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38.

Friday Night: A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 45.

Saturday Night: A slight chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by Mark Tebor View Post

I am a little disappointed to see that half the lifts are now closed as per their website.  I was really looking forward taking the lift thru the mountain and skiing the backside....oh well, at least I am going :)

there is nothing you cant access right now at snowbird. Baldy terrian is the only closure for reason I do not know why. You can all of mineral, all of p gulch, all off gad valley including the gad 2 terrain.

if you want a guide I am your man my only rule is no whining. well and dont bring stupid short skinny sticks either and if you do be good enough to ski them in deep snow weather its slush or pwoder. Id highly recommend rockered fat skis if you can find them. 


today was deep non sticky slush everywhere and it was awesome!!

me skiing south chute with about 6-8 inches of corn on it.

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