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Ski Utah announces additional powder alert for the season

Jan 16, 2023, 12:58 PM

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SALT LAKE CITY — With a snowstorm ahead, Ski Utah has announced another powder alert of the season. 

A Powder Alert means there is 80% forecaster confidence in at least 8 inches of snow.

According to Ski Utah, a system will spin down the Great Basin and pass to our south.

Total accumulations will be 1 to 2 feet for the southern Utah mountains. For Cottonwood Canyons, Ski Utah is predicting 6 to 12 inches. 

Five-day forecasts for ski resorts include:

  • Brian Head – 24 inches 
  • Eagle Point – 20 inches 
  • Alta – 16 inches 
  • Snowbird – 16 inches 
  • Brighton – 13 inches 
  • Solitude – 13 inches 
  • Deer Valley – 10 inches 
  • Park City – 10 inches 
  • Sundance – 9 inches 
  • Powder Mountain – 6 inches 

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Ski Utah announces additional powder alert for the season