Bluebird and BLOWER! | Photo: Deer Valley | Cover: Provo Canyon Avalanche courtesy of UDOT

When winter is over, many Utahns will look back at this past week as one of the better storm cycles of the past decade– no doubt.

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But it wasn’t without its problems either. Ski areas such as Alta/Snowbird closed for a whole afternoon as avalanches barreled down the likes of Mt Superior and other prominent slide paths, blocking the Little Cottonwood Canyon highway for roughly 10 hours.

Those folks who were lucky enough to wake up slope-side the morning of January 21st before getting Interlodged– likely had one of the better lift-served mornings in recent memory as the majority of SLC residents were prevented from getting up the canyon and on the slopes due to the road closure and horrendous traffic.

“Occasionally, too much of a good thing can fall from above. Today was one of those days when we had to take a bow to the unrelenting forces of the mountains.” – Alta Snow Report 1-21-19

But for those who weren’t lucky enough to have lodging at the Cliff, Snowpine, or Peruvian– the following day (1-22-19) proved to be compeletely and utterly EPIC (*Evidence below via The Daily Pow).

Let’s just hope there’s a couple more memorable storm cycles before the month of May. Fingers crossed…

Snowfall Totals [7-day]:

  • Alta Ski Area — 85″
  • Snowbird — 85″
  • Brighton — 74″

  • Solitude — 55″
  • Park City — 53″
  • Sundance — 51″
  • Deer Valley — 49″

  • Beaver Mountain — 30″
  • Snowbasin — 27″
  • Powder Mountain — 25″
  • Eagle Point — 20″
  • Brian Head — 19″

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