Alta & Snowbird Are Closed Due To Extreme Avalanche Danger

Alta & Snowbird Are Closed Due To Extreme Avalanche Danger

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Alta & Snowbird Are Closed Due To Extreme Avalanche Danger

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^Credit: Alta Ski Area

Thousands of folks were hoping to ski at Alta and Snowbird in Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon to celebrate the New Year, but mother nature had other plans.

Snowbird is reporting 31 inches, and Alta is reporting 37 inches from the storm as of this morning (1/2/23). Neither resort was open yesterday.

The canyon is still under Interlodge restrictions, and SR210 remains closed for avalanche mitigation work.

The image below shows the top terminal of Snowbird’s Peruvian lift buried by feet of snow. Credit to @scwood68 for snapping the pic.

The video below was posted by UDOT Cottonwood Canyons of a big avalanche sweeping down near SR210.

It shows why UDOT must close the road during extreme storms. The risk of an avalanche hitting vehicles is just too high.

There’s no word yet if Alta, Snowbird, or SR210 will reopen today.

Stay tuned here at Unofficial Networks for all news related to Little Cottonwood Canyon, Snowbird, and Alta. We’ve got you covered!

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