Incoming snow storm for Utah means powder days ahead

Photo credit: Park City Mountain Resort stock image.

Powder skiers in Utah are champing at the bit for first lifts tomorrow (Friday USA time) as big snow storms overnight means big thigh burns for those who score fresh tracks. Never fear, with snow forecast numbers like these below, there will be enough fresh tracks for everyone. Powder panic be gone.

The crew from Powderchasers.com are already on their way in blizzard conditions on the I-80 that look more than promising. 

Meanwhile, the team at Opensnow.com are calling for almost half a metre in 24 hours for Snowbird who already received 28 centimetres in the last 48 hours.

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1 day, 5 day and 10 day snowfall for Utah from OpenSnow.com

This is going to be the kind of powder storm that Utah has been long known for and one that will relegate last year’s dry season to a distant memory. It’s not the big numbers of Whistler earlier in the year, but the moisture content will be far less, with super light dry snow that Utah, interior British Columbia and Japan are well known for. 

Safety first

Be warned, though, the Utah Avalanche Centre have issued an avalanche warning in effect from Thursday and over the weekend for backcountry skiers and snowboarders.

More snow on the way

There is also talk of another big storm cycle come January 29 which is no surprise as Sundance Film Festival launches in Park City on January 24 for 10 days and it always snows then.

Athletes at the FIS Freestyle World Championships in Utah from February 1 to 10 will also be rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of excellent snow conditions.

Rachael Oakes-Ash is the name behind @misssnowitall and the founder of SnowsBest.com. A long time travel and lifestyle journalist and ski writer, she's been published in ESPN, TIME, Wallpaper*, Action Asia, Inside Sport, Australian Financial Review, Emirates Open Skies, Conde Nast Traveler and more. She was the Fairfax snow blogger from 2007 to 2017 and the Southern Hemisphere editor for OnTheSnow. Rachael is also a documentary producer, author, radio announcer and humorist.

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