If you skied at Alta, Brighton, Snowbasin, or Solitude this season, you’ve witnessed history. On Saturday, Alta got past 748″ inches of snowfall, which was the previous record set during the 1981-82 season. As of Monday morning, they are at 761″, with more snow on the way.
The past week at Alta has been wild. On Friday, they got 21″ inches from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday’s rapid-fire snowfall resulted in a rare mid-day interlodge in Little Cottonwood Canyon. This was caused by a major avalanche over at White Pine. Clean-up took a couple of hours, as the slide was 300 feet wide and 15 feet deep. Interlodge was lifted at 6:45 p.m. in order to get people back down the canyon.
Over at Brighton, they’ve also had a very snowy week, with 60″ of snow in the past seven days. Thanks to that, they reached 765 inches of snow for 2022-23 on Saturday, which broke its all-time snow record in a season. Big Cottonwood Canyon also needed to have a canyon closure on Friday due to avalanches.
Over at Snowbasin Resort, they surpassed their prior record of 475″ on Sunday. From 5 a.m. until the early afternoon yesterday, they got 11 inches of snow. This pushed them to 482″, and they got to 504″ today.
On Monday, Solitude reached 700″ of snow for the first time ever in a season thanks to seven inches in the past 24 hours. This means that they broke their all-time record as well, with Solitude’s snowfall total currently sitting at 703″ for the season.
So the question is how far can Alta, Brighton, Snowbasin, and Solitude stretch these new records? I guess we’re about to find out. Alta & Snowbasin’s closing day is set for April 23rd, Brighton will close on April 30th, and Solitude is planning to conclude its season on May 21st.