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Utah Travel Headlines Blog

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Slow Start Gives Way to Epic Ski Season

The snow just keeps piling up at Utah's ski resorts. And the skiers keep coming. This year may go down as one of the best every for spring skiing, and the season as a whole could set yet another record for skier days.

The Deseret Morning News has this new article describing the current season. Below are excerpts.

• Some Utah resorts are 140 percent of average for their year-to-date snowfall.
• Park City has had 44 powder days thus far this season.
• Powder Mountain had eight days where it received more than 10 inches of new snow in January.
• Alta received 179 inches of snow in January, which tied an all-time record originally set in 1996. Long-term average for January is 92.22 inches.
• Solitude averaged seven inches of new snow a day in December.
• Alta had a total of 404 inches in all of 2006-07. It hit 404 inches for this season back on Feb. 1. Its current total is 467 inches. Snowbird had 365 inches in 2006-07. It hit 367 inches on Feb. 4. The long-term average for the season for both resorts is 500 inches.

March and April are typically among the snowiest months, which will ensure Utah resorts remain snow covered.

Read the entire article.

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