Image Credit: Rocko Menzyk

Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah- The 2023-24 season has been historic for Alta.

On April 6th, Alta Ski Area surpassed 600 inches of snowfall for the 2023-24 season. This was thanks to a 26″ snowstorm that came through on April 5th and 6th. Currently, Alta has 611″ on the season and a mind-blowing 166″ base depth. While it’s not quite as legendary as the 2022-23 season, it’s still a total that will make many ski bums green with envy.

What da dog doing? Image Credit: Chloe Jimenez

A few things stand out compared to last season. October and November of 2022 gave Alta a solid base for opening day, while a lack of snow delayed opening for this season. After a strong start to December 2023, the snowfall totals between the 22-23 and 23-24 seasons were pretty close on December 9th. However, Utah went through a dry spell for the second half of December 2023, while December 2022 saw more consistent snowfall.

March 2023 was a big driver for that season’s success, with 229 inches of snowfall. That total made it the snowiest month in recorded history for Alta. This pastMarch was no slouch either, with 131″, the third-best March total over the past decade. On the other hand, February was a deeper month for Alta this season compared to the last go around, with it being 154.5″ this February. February 2023 saw 110 inches of snow.

As of April 11th, Alta’s season snowfall total is 611 inches. If they can get past 626″, this ski season will be their second-snowiest over the past decade. Not bad for a season that started with a delayed opening. Alta’s closing date is scheduled for April 21st.

Image Credits: Alta Ski Area (Rocko Menzyk and Chloe Jimenez)

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