Thursday, February 26, 2015

Snowing at Alta!

Pleased to report it is snowing (see actual photos on link) at Alta and it will keep snowing through the weekend. We'll get a little break at the first of the week and then more snow again next week.  If you have been itching for your Alta powder break, March looks like the month to go; historically, it is the snowiest month of the ski season with an average 99 inches!

If you need a reminder on the thrill of skiing powder, here's a video taken last weekend at Alta.

Monday, February 16, 2015

More Weeks of Winter Season Ahead

If you think about how long winter will be depending on what groundhog Punxsutawney Phil sees when he comes out of his hole, it looks like more winter is in our future. (Not that we don't want more winter at Alta...) We're missing our winter storm cycles and are hopeful some will come our way soon and maybe make up with extra storms.  The Wasatch Weather Forecast post for today is titled "Patience Needed", which certainly is applicable if you are hungry for Alta's powder skiing.

In the meantime, four inches here and there have been lapped up pretty quickly.  If you're here at the right time, those four inches can be pretty sweet, as is evidenced in the Daily Pow's recent video.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Spring-like Conditions in February

Wacky weather at Alta recently has made for some nice spring skiing in February.  Sunny days and warm temperatures were the norm over the weekend and will continue through the extended Presidents Weekend. Minus recent snow for a bit, Alta has a 69-inch base, with four inches of new snow overnight.  Mix it with a little bit of wind here and there and the skiing is good.

What to make of this weather? Hard to say but we have a tradition at Alta that some are saying we need to do--Stabutic! Here's how it works: