Utah's Goldilocks Effect


By Yeti \ December 21 2015 \ 0 Comments

When Goldilocks entered the house of the three bears in the storied fable, she found a bowl of porridge, a chair and a bed that were all “just right.” In Utah, we have storms that are “just right” for deep powder skiing. We call them Goldilocks storms. But, unlike Goldilocks’ mere opinion that her chair was just right, Utah’s claim of having The Greatest Snow on Earth is backed up by science. Cold. Fluffy. Powdery. Facts. 

The facts are illustrated in the below Infographic 1) Frequency of Storms, 2) 'Just the Right Amount' of Snow and 3) Hero Snow. 

To geek out on even more about the science of Utah snow, we recommend the book Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth by our good friend Jim Steenburgh.

Goldilocks Infographic


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!