Snowbird & Alta OPEN Today! | 1-3 Feet Forecasted

Snowbird & Alta OPEN Today! | 1-3 Feet Forecasted

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Snowbird & Alta OPEN Today! | 1-3 Feet Forecasted

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Today, Snowbird and Alta both officially open for the 2014 -2015 winter ski season. As an added kick the resorts are looking to pick up 1-3 feet of new snow this weekend.  So grab your skis and head up Little Cottonwood Canyon for the first weekend of the season. 

Snowbird

Lifts Open: 3
Trails: 6
Base Depth: 16″

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Alta

Lifts Open: 3
Trails: unknown
Base Depth: 16″

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NOAA Winter Storm Watch for Utah

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...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT
THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT...

* AFFECTED AREA...THE WASATCH AND WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS OF
  NORTHERN UTAH

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATION RANGING FROM 1 TO
  3 FEET...WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS POSSIBLE IN THE UPPER
  COTTONWOODS.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP SATURDAY MORNING...THEN BECOME
  HEAVY DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING WITH THE PASSAGE OF A
  COLD FRONT. A MOIST AND UNSTABLE NORTHWEST FLOW WILL MAINTAIN
  PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW THROUGH SUNDAY AND INTO MONDAY BEFORE
  TAPERING OFF.

* SNOW LEVELS...IN THE 7000 TO 8000 FOOT RANGE DURING THE DAY
  SATURDAY FALLING BELOW 5000 FEET SATURDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...PERIODS OF STRONG WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS...GUSTING IN
  EXCESS OF 50 MPH ALONG EXPOSED RIDGELINES...ARE POSSIBLE AT
  TIMES SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY. THIS MAY RESULT IN CONSIDERABLE
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF NEW SNOW.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS WINTER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE
  WASATCH AND WESTERN UINTAS THIS WEEKEND. THOSE WITH TRAVEL OR
  OUTDOOR PLANS SHOULD BE PREPARED AND PLAN ACCORDINGLY.

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