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Pre-Halloween Snowstorm

by Powderhound Matt October 30 2013 0 Comments


It’s base building time here in Utah. With the official start to the ski season in less than two weeks this pre Halloween snowstorm is just what the doctor ordered.  Snowmaking is great but there is nothing like a good old fashioned dump from Mother Nature. 

The Powder Posse ventured up to Alta early Wednesday morning to investigate her latest offering. Here is what we found...

People keep asking me, “honestly is it any good out there?” Now I can finally answer that question with a definitive, YES! Sure the base is still thin but come on it’s October! I’d guess the mid mountain snow depth at Alta Ski Area is about two feet deep. Over on the Park City side of the range, mid mountain snow depths are right around a foot deep, with more up on the peaks. 

All that being said, I need to stress that we were skiing low angle terrain, slopes that had little to any avalanche consequence.  We were able to observe two natural avalanches inside the un-opened resort so be careful! Before you decide to venture out I suggest you review this latest bulletin from the Utah Avalanche Forecast Center. 

On a final note, as I’m writing this I can see the snow guns blowing all the way down to the base of Park City Mountain Resort.  It’s only a matter of days now before we are all out there making turns. 

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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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