Utah's Top 11 Powder Stashes

Powderhound Matt

By Powderhound Matt \ January 17 2017 \ 2 Comments

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119" In 11 Days

119” INCHES!!!! That's no typo!

By Wasatch Snow Forecast's calculation... that's about how much it snowed between January 2–January 12, 2017. As I type, a steady stream of 18 wheeler dump trucks are rolling out of Park City packed to the gills with Snow.  Seriously, there is so much snow in town that the City has called out the big guns to help remove it. You know the plows that look like giant snowblowers?  


Photo credit: (Tanzi Propst/Park Record)

Yeah, those are rolling around town right now. In the 11 years I’ve lived in Park City, I've never seen anything quite like this. Even during our record breaking winter (09/10) I can’t remember an 11 day period that was as prolific as this one.  



Alright, enough with the stats. As your Official Powderhound, I hope I haven’t let you down lately. When there's this much activity on the mountains, it's hard to post frequently! I mean, can you blame me? But now, the Pacific Jet Stream is reloading, so you need to start planning your next Powder Day, and I'm going to help you out with that. I’ve decided now is the time to let you in on some of my best powder stashes. I know my friends are going to kill me for posting this, but I’m going to outline my personal favorite powder spots through out the state and show you exactly what they look like. You’re welcome… 

Park City Mountain - Jupiter Lift or McConkey's Lift : East Face (13 second mark)



Deer Valley Resort Ruby Chair: Ontario Trees (2:00 -2:30 mark)



Alta - Wildcat Lift: Westward Ho (2 second mark)



Sundance Mountain Resort - Red's Lift: Bishop's Bowl (13 second mark)



Powder Mountain - Lightning Ridge: Hook Chute (34 second mark)



Solitude Mountain Resort - Summit Chair: Prince of Wales (8 second mark)



Snowbasin Resort - Middle Bowl Chair: Cirque (1:13 second mark)



Beaver Mountain - Face Lift: South Face (53 second mark) 



Snowbird - Gad 2: Thunder Bowl (1:40 second mark)



Brian Head Ski Resort - Chair 2: Devo's Pitch (1:15 second mark)



Brighton - Millicent Express: Camera World is the zone, accessed by a side country gate. MUST have avalanche gear, training and knowledge to leave the resort