Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Snowbird Receives two metres of snow in Seven Days

Snowbird received 7 feet (over 2 two metres) of snow over the last week thanks to a succession of powerful storms. Snowbird’s year to date snow totals started at 141 inches (3,5 m) on January 18th and increased steadily throughout the week, totaling 225 inches (5,7 m) by the afternoon of January 25th. The resort’s mid-mountain base depth currently measures 93 inches (2,3 m), with 100 percent of all terrain and lifts currently open.
"This past week brought an impressive amount of snow, making for what can only described as incredible skiing", said Snowbird President Bob Bonar. "We’re thrilled to offer such great conditions, especially with Outdoor Retailer and The North Face Masters in town over the last few days".
Unmatched accessibility (Snowbird is 29 miles and 45-minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport), deep powder, varied/exciting terrain (Beginner: 27%, Intermediate: 38%, Advanced: 35%), a pedestrian slopeside village and first-class services combine to make Snowbird an unparalleled Utah destination.
Snowbird is located in the heart of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Snowbird averages approximately 500 inches (12,7 metres) of low-density, "dry" Utah powder annually. Thanks to ideal geography and a phenomenon called Lake Effect, Little Cottonwood Canyon powder is known worldwide. Last season, Snowbird received 621 inches (15,7 m) and remained open until May 31.