Well, it’s happened. So much snow we had to shut the canyon and both Snowbird and Alta for two days. Snowbird has recorded a whopping 409” so far with Alta right behind (It’s still a mystery to your correspondent how the down canyon resort ends up with greater snowfall, but no matter) and skiable bases of over 12 feet. Forty-eight hours of snowfall delivered 34 inches of white.
For the past two days those of us in the canyon haven’t moved, and that’s a literal interpretation. Safety officials, in conjunction with both resorts, maintained a strict interlodge for Thursday and Friday. But Saturday dawned with the promise of lifts and light as the sun broke through. High angles and local favorites remain closed with the severe avalanche potential that will remain for days. The Utah Avalanche Center https://utahavalanchecenter.org/forecast/salt-lake issued a rare avalanche warning of “high” for every slope above 8,000 feet in Little Cottonwood Canyon. If you’ve never visited their site Canyon Blog highly recommends a look because it’s a wealth of valuable information as well as source of current conditions.
But the conditions are second to none for everything open inbounds and with 400 inches so far this spring promises late season goodness. But why wait for that? Canyon Services is featuring our luxurious homes in the Village of Sugarplum as well as other condos. As always, no need to rent a vehicle and deal with parking or frozen windshields when SLC International to Alta and Snowbird shuttles can whisk you up slope in no time.
With next weekend’s holiday just beyond the horizon and Valentines Day even closer drop what you’re doing, grab your significant other, and make tracks for the Wasatch. The tracks you make after you get here are the best you’ll get all year because by next weekend everything will be open and the sky will be the only limit.