RECORD BREAKING SNOWFALL IN UTAH!
on April 27, 2011
Snowfall records continue to fall here in Utah and today we set an incredible one at Snowbird. Snowbird passed their all time snowiest season on record with the conclusion of todays storm. After depositing an incredible 24 inches of new snow, Snowbirds new year to date (YTD) snowfall is at an astounding 690"!
Other major events of the day included; Snowbird having to shut down the resort mid-day which lead to an inter-lodge situation so that Ski Patrol could do additional avalanche control work. Most, if not all of us reconvened at the Tram Club for a few beers and high fives to celebrate the accomplishments. While throwing back a few cold ones Ski Patrol alerted us to the fact that Alta Ski Area was now reporting a settled base depth of over 200" and a YTD of 698"! We may very well be looking at a 700" YTD by morning, and if we don't reach that major milestone tonight we are sure to do it before the week is over. Currently the National Weather Service is calling for an additional 1-3" tonight and 8-14" on Friday. It just keeps getting better.
Here is what Snowbird looked like on this fine fine Tuesday.