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.