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Utah Travel Headlines Blog

Monday, February 25, 2008

Seasonal Snowfall Tops 500 Inches at Alta

Utah ski resorts picked up more new powder over the weekend, as snowfall totals just keep getting higher and higher.

FirstTracksOnline.com has this interesting new article about the snowpack, under this headline: Snow-filled Winter Continues at Utah Ski and Snowboard Resorts

Here's an excerpt:

For only the fourth time in 28 years, Alta Ski Area, high above Salt Lake City in Little Cottonwood Canyon, has reached its season average of 500 inches of snowfall already in the month of February. It has been fifteen years since this milestone was reached this early in the month. Fifteen inches of new snow from a statewide snowstorm Sunday into Monday brought Alta's base depth to 150 inches and season-to-date snowfall to 508 inches.

Read the entire article.

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