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There's a Storm a Brewing

by Powderhound Matt January 27 2014 1 Comment


Powderhounds, now is the time to start sneezing and coughing all over your boss’s desk. Make it obvious that you're coming down with something seriously contagious.  If that doesn’t work, here’s a sick note from Dr. Yeti.  

A storm is coming to Utah this week and you don’t want to be stuck behind a desk when it arrives. If your boss is lame, and there is no shot at getting the day off, don’t fret, this storm is forecasted to last through early Saturday.  

As always, I’ve been doing my research, trying to plan the perfect powder assault on the Wasatch.  As of Tuesday morning,  here is what I believe is the best course of action. 

Wednesday, ski the northern Wasatch. The storm is supposed to arrive earlier there, so it may turn out to be a good storm day for Beaver Mountain, Snowbasin, and Powder Mountain. Expect snow to be creamy and dense at first.

On Thursday, snow levels are expected to rise a bit. I’d head to the resorts with the highest base elevations. This way you can ski the best snow. Once the cold front passes on Thursday evening, snow levels will fall below the bases at every resort in Utah. 

Blower Utah Powder will show up on Friday after all the dense snow fills in the nooks and crannies.  By Friday the skiing will feel bottomless.  We like to call these types of storms right side up. 

So that’s my current take on this system. All said and done I’d expect 12-24” by Friday above 7,700 feet.  But remember, I’m a meteorology drop out, so take this all with a grain of salt.  If you don’t want to take my word for it, I’ve compiled a list of resources from the professionals so you can see for yourself what they are expecting. 

National Weather Service Forecast for Snowbasin Mid Mountain

National Weather Service Cottonwood Canyon Forecast

Wasatch Snow

Utah Weather Forecast

Utah Ski Forecast




Powderhound Matt

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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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