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More Blower Powder at the Basin!

by Powderhound Matt February 25 2013 1 Comment

Sometimes it’s hard coming up with new things to say on the blog, I mean heck, I’m a skier not a writer right?  After spending the day at Snowbasin on Sunday and skiing what was close to 2 feet of fresh, untracked, blower Utah powder. . . it came to me.  While this winter hasn’t rivaled the epic 2009 / 2010 season in total snowfall, it has surpassed that season in one major category... Snow quality.  Personally I can’t remember a season where the quality of the powder was this good.  It feels like every storm that comes through the state drops even lower density snowfall than the last.  Don’t want to take my word for it? Check out the Alta Snowfall History page and see for yourself. Most of our major storms this season have come in between 2.5% and 8%.  http://www.alta.com/pages/snowfallhistory.php  That’s the stuff that makes Utah literally have The Greatest Snow on Earth. If this whole density thing makes no sense to you, then try reading this http://www.or.nrcs.usda.gov/Snow/about/swe.html 

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention Alta has surpassed the 310” mark for the season.

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Matt Baydala

Matt Baydala, originally from Rockville Centre, New York, sniffed his way to Park City, Utah in 2006. Since then, he has built a career as a Park City restaurant manager to accommodate his skiing lifestyle. His passion and appreciation for the diversity of Utah’s wintersports product make him the perfect Powderhound. "For me skiing The Greatest Snow on Earth® is not just a hobby; it’s an obsession," exclaimed Baydala. "Now I have the opportunity to share this awesome life we live out here with the entire skiing community."

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