The Powder Flu?! Shhhhhh…we won’t tell! Another 20 inches of snow fell in the past 24 hours, making the current storm total a whopping FIFTY TWO INCHES! And guess what? The forecast calls for several more inches to fall during the day today! Temperatures are expected to drop into the teens at the summit, and low-twenties at the base, so bundle up, fasten that powder skirt, and come on up to pillage some powder!
Be advised that as is usual with heavy snow events, lifts will be on avalanche control hold and possibly wind hold periodically throughout the day. Thank a patroller next time you see one—they’ve been working extra hard this winter to keep the mountain safe for all of us.
Also, make sure to check the UDOT webpage or UDOT app on your smartphone, as they have been requiring AWD/4WD or chains on the Snowbasin access road (SR 226) at times. They ARE currently requiring chains or 4WD this morning as of 5:30 a.m. Please be prepared when traveling to the mountain.
January is National Ski Safety Month. Today, we would like to highlight tree well safety—please ALWAYS ski or ride in the trees with another person. With the amount of snowfall we’ve received this season, tree wells are a very real and dangerous threat. Always remember this is Our Mountain. Our Community.
We are having a winter carnival this Saturday, January 28th. There will be lots of family friendly activities throughout the day ending with night skiing on Little Cat and fireworks! Check out the events section on our web page for more information about the fun activities being offered througout the day!
The Activities Desk in Earl’s Lodge is open for Season Pass pick-up 8:30am - 4:30pm and the Grizzly Center is open 8:00am - 5:00pm for shopping, tunes and rentals. Earl’s Lodge, Needles Lodge, John Paul Lodge, Strawberry Cafe’ and Cinnabar will be open for dining.
Enjoy the copious amounts of fresh powder today!
Updated at Tuesday, January 24, 2017 5:49 AM