Monday, December 22, 2014

Polar Express comes to Utah

The holiday season received a special boost a with a weekend storm that brought in 16 inches of snow and continued through Monday.  It was one of those storms the ski area needed and the right kind of snow to build up the base which now stands at 54 inches and counting. Tuesday and Wednesday will be clear and sunny with snow in the forecast for Christmas day.

Once the holiday season passes, we've got a few things in store during the month of January.  If you are looking to try something new, consider a three-day Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding Clinic. Powder Tracks Ski Camp runs January 10-15 and is for skiers who are interested in learning to ski powder or sharpening their powder skiing skills. Our January Women's Ski Camp for intermediate to advanced skiers is sold out but there is still room in the March camp or the February camp for advanced to expert skiers.

We're busy with the fun spirit of the holidays at Alta Lodge and the new snow makes it all the more festive!

Monday, December 15, 2014

December Skiing at Alta

Ski season is in full swing at Alta with all lifts now open.  The weekend storm brought in 16 inches of snow and lots of skiers showed up to play in the powder.  It had been a couple of weeks since the opening weekend storm so skiers were excited with the change in weather.  Prior to the weekend storm, we had warm temperatures with sunshine. Skiing in the December sun was especially nice with beautifully groomed runs on both sides of the mountain.

Professor Jim Steenburgh from the University of Utah came to Alta Lodge on December 12 and did a book signing of his book Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth, which was released in November. Steenburgh's blog is a resource many locals use for getting local weather information.  Check it out--

As the holiday season approaches, ski conditions will only continue to improve as the weather forecasters tells us we should expect snow off and on throughout the next week.