Full interlodge in effect for Alta and Snowbird ski area
Mar 24, 2023, 2:44 PM | Updated: Mar 28, 2023, 5:36 pm
(UDOT Cottonwood Canyons)
ALTA, Utah — As of 2:30 p.m. on March 24th, Alta and Snowbird ski resorts were under full interlodge protocol.
Alta Ski Area was closed for the day. Interlodge had immediately gone into effect.
— Alta Ski Area (@AltaSkiArea) March 24, 2023
A full Interlodge is now in effect. All lifts are now on hold & everyone at Snowbird needs to make their way to a building, immediately. You cannot stay in your car. This is for your safety. There is no eta on when Interlodge will be lifted. https://t.co/IfOoVC8i05 pic.twitter.com/2LuI99RyTH
— Snowbird (@Snowbird) March 24, 2023
This means no one can enter or leave the ski area. Due to high snow levels and avalanche danger, patrons and employees are confined to resort buildings while avalanche work is being done.
Road access to the resorts was shut down. As UDOT worked to mitigate the situation, interlodge was in effect for four hours until the roads were cleared enough to provide safe travel. After the protocol was lifted, thousands of skiers and snowboarders had to make the journey back down the mountain.
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