Utah's Snowmelt is Summer's Lifeblood


By Yeti \ June 29 2016 \ 2:07

Recently we caught up with hydrologist Beau Uriona at Brighton's snow station. You're probably wondering why we would care to visit a snow station, officially known as a SNOTEL station, this time of year? The answer is simple. The Greatest Snow on Earth that we play in all winter, in turn, becomes summer's lifeblood. 

Across Utah, there are over 200 SNOTEL stations that report snowpack data so that hydrologists can forecast stream flows and predict the future of the West's most valuable resource—water! The data that is reported can also be used to help recreationists decide where to ski and where to float. Beau Uriona breaks down how it all works.

Go to http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/snow/ for the latest data.


In search of The Greatest Snow on Earth®, the Yeti ultimately landed in Utah. The Ski Utah Yeti wanders the state of Utah in search of the deepest and lightest snow on the planet. Follow the Yeti to get the latest info on local pow stashes, crazy events, storm totals, and tips and tricks on the best ways to maximize your Utah experience. The Yeti is also known to throw out the occasional swag.. so be sure to stay tuned. Yeti knows best!