Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Springtime!

Yes, it's that time of year and since we're located at 8,500 feet, we still get powder storms in late March and April.  It's snowing today and Alta could receive 10 inches the next couple of days.  The Wasatch Snow Forecast tells us to:  "expect temperatures to turn much colder tomorrow after today’s rain showers with snow likely at times both in the valleys and in the mountains.  By the time the ridge finally cuts off the flow next week, areas favored by the northwest wind direction could be looking at decent accumulations.  Today may be the first day of astronomical Spring, but you’ll quickly find out that Winter isn’t done yet."

If you're headed our way, be sure to bring your warm clothing as the high for Friday is expected to be 12 degrees...a far cry from last Friday's high of 50+ degrees!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Alta in April

Spring at Alta
Have you made your annual trek to Alta this season?  Or are you ready for a return visit this spring? April is a great time of year to get in a spring skiing trip and we have a few reasons that should convince you!
  1. longer daylight 
  2. warmer temperatures
  3. mountain picnics
  4. apres ski wine and cheese
  5. free demo day April 6
  6. kids' ski rentals free at Deep Powder House (140 cm and under)
  7. Kids 12 & under stay free
  8. Alta in April Events April 1-13
  9. Discounted ticket prices if you have a season pass from somewhere else 
  10. The skiing is pretty darn good too. Need we say more?

Monday, March 4, 2013

We've had some fun on the slopes over the past week.  Not only did we get more snow, we got more snow with sunny days in between storms.  It's hard not to like those kind of conditions, as one of our guests commented this morning, "there's nothing like champagne powder on a sunny day."  We've got a video from from altacamcom of yesterday's 5 inches that shows how sweet the skiing was or should I say "creamy"...?



High Rustler at Alta Ski Area
Starting on Wednesday, the weather will shake things up again for us and bring three more days of snow, inching us closer and closer to that magic 100-inch base. It's only a number but it means deep snow and even more coverage for exciting skiing in places like Baldy Chutes, Devils Castle, High Rustler and more.