From Alta's site this evening;
Settled Snow Depth:
Snowfall (Past 12 hrs):
Snowfall (Past 24 hrs):
Snowfall this Season:
Was it good? Yes indeed. There was quite a bit of wind and those who ventured high reported getting vertigo in whiteouts. I did not venture high, I am learning the mountain well enough to find the goods that are tucked away in little nooks and crannies. The windward slopes were wind hammered, rippled, and scoured down to old hard crust in places. Given poor visibility this made for tough skiing. The leeward slopes were heavenly. Knee deep everywhere and thigh deep in quite a few spots. On every run I enjoyed 15 - 20 turn shots of untouched snow. It was snowing harder than ever with no sign of stopping when I left at 3:30, getting on the wrong bus in my mental state halfway between bliss and brain dead. It took an extra 1.5 hs., 2 more buses, and a couple of kind drivers to get back to my car. Tomorrow will be even better.
Awesome, but too bad I am not there this week!
Here's a nook for you -- take the cat track (#12) off Supreme almost all the way around, then drop off skier's right through the trees where it's still steep. It will probably be waist deep with face shots there. Always collects a lot of snow.
The other one we talked about last time I was out there, it's the last of the Three Bears (#14) in tight trees. Tight in spots, but an absolute gem.
Have fun out there! I'm still entertaining the notion of an April trip....
I notice that the Alta weather report indicates more snow daily through Thursday. Enjoy!!!