119" In 11 Days

119" In 11 Days

King of Après

By King of Après \ January 3 2017

January 13, 8am update: #POWDay2017

We picked up a few more inches overnight and the sun is coming out for the first time in a week. Today should be a another great day to ride. I managed to get out yesterday for the opening of Jupiter Peak at Park City Mountain. Conditions were the best I've seen in a while.

It's also POW Day 2017, a combined effort from Ski Utah, Snocru, and Protect Our Winters to raise awareness about climate change and the threat it poses to our winter sport community.

January 12, 7am update:

Another day and another foot of snow in the Wasatch. Today should be the last day of snow for a little while, but the skiing and riding conditions should continue to be all-time. I skied Deer Valley yesterday and had one of the best powder days I can remember. Definitely the best day I've ever had at Deer Valley Resort. Just look at the photos from yesterday, then stop reading and get out there and ski some pow!

And this one from Dan Campbell, a magician behind the lens. Give this guy a follow.

Here's the updated snow totals from January.

January 11, 7am update:

The beginning of January just continues to deliver!!! The snow is stacking up at rates we haven't seen in Utah in years. I apologize for not updating more frequently... the skiing is just too damn good out there. So a quick update on our month before I run out the door to ski another 20" of new snow.

I skied a reported 19" of new snow at Deer Valley yesterday with Powderhound Matt and Mike Mathews. We basically had the resort to ourselves, skiing powder and jumping off things from open until close. Hell of a day!

January 8, 7am update:

It's cold and the skiing is so good! I spent yesterday cat skiing the Uintas with Park City Powder Cats. It was 22 degrees below zero when we hopped in the cat, but warmed up quickly as we gained elevation. What a day!!!

January 5, 7am update:

The latest wave of the storm delivered a few inches of dense snow during the day before receiving an overnight boost as a cold front moved in. The Northern Wasatch did well as Beaver Mountain, Powder Mountain, and Snowbasin all saw a good bit of snow.

I made it over to Alta yesterday afternoon. While I missed some great powder skiing in the morning, the dense snow and winds created some of the best "buff" I can remember skiing. Everywhere you looked, skiers were ripping high speed turns as if the entire mountain had been freshly groomed. Fun day. Check out some footage of the boys sending some fun lines at Snowbird.

I'm off to Deer Valley to ski 16 inches of pow. Cheers!

January 4, 7am update: 

The storm just continues to deliver. Just look at the storm totals from the morning of January 4th.

With the roads looking challenging, even closing the schools in Park City for the first time in decades, Matt and I made the short drive to Deer Valley to ski the 19" of new snow in the last 24 hours. Check out the video from January 3rd at Deer Valley Resort.

The next wave of the storm has reached Utah. Snow started overnight and should continue into Thursday. Check back for more updates as the storm totals and face-shot footage continue to stack up.

I hope you've brushed off your 2016 hangover, because it’s game-time here in Utah.

Holiday season is winding down and Mother Nature is rewarding the locals for waiting out the crowds and season pass restrictions. The first wave in a series of winter storms called for 5-10” of snow in favorable areas… we got that and more. A LOT MORE.

Check out the latest post from Evan Thayer at Wasatch Snow Forecast.

After waking up to six inches of new snow in Park City, I joined Powderhound Matt and Jason Morgan on a quick backcountry tour on the Park City Ridgeline. What we expected to be blue skies, instead gave way to more and more snow. We skied a couple of laps and left to take care of business before life's priorities take a backseat to skiing pow.

Check out our videos from day one of the storm. This is going to be one hell of a week. Cheers!