It’s no secret that Utah is having a season to remember.
Resorts across the state are reporting snowfall totals that are well above average with no end in sight, and people are starting to wonder…
Will I be able to ski on the 4th of July this year?
Lift-served skiing on the 4th has become an unofficial benchmark for determining how good a season is/was.
Snowbird is typically the last resort to close in Utah, and was able to offer lift-served on the 4th back in 2019.
Let’s take a look at how that season compares to this one.
According to Snowbird’s communication manager in an interview back in July of 2019, the resort totaled a whopping 711 inches of snow with at least 50 inches falling after April 23rd.
That late-season snow was instrumental in preserving the dwindling snowpack through the warm days of late-Spring and early-Summer.
Check out the video below of the 4th of July skiing festivities that went down at Snowbird back in 2019. Looks like it was an absolute blast.
Snowbird is already reporting 590 inches this season, and our friends at Powderchasers are forecasting another storm to hit this week.
The resort has a long way to go to reach 700+ inches, but it certainly seems possible considering how this season has gone thus far.
It’s also possible that Snowbird, or another Utah ski resort, will have enough snow to remain open on the 4th, but won’t have the necessary staff to make it happen.
We’ll have to wait and see.
Here’s hoping it keeps dumping on Utah (and the rest of the west for that matter) for the remainder of the season.
Let’s just say that I wouldn’t be opposed to booking a flight, rental car, and hotel room in early-July for some skiing…
Stay tuned here at Unofficial Networks for all news relating to the ski season in Utah. We’ve got you covered!
Images Credit: Snowbird