OUTDOORS + RECREATION
Alta wins the race to 800 inches, more snow expected Friday afternoon
Mar 31, 2023, 7:31 AM | Updated: 12:21 pm
(Alta Ski Resort via Twitter)
ALTA, Utah — It’s another record-breaking day for snow in northern Utah, as Alta Ski Resort officials report the resort has recorded 800 inches of snow, breaking its all-time record.
BREAKING: @AltaSkiArea is the first in North America to reach the coveted 800″ mark! @BrightonResort will soon break that by this afternoon. #utwx ❄️📏 pic.twitter.com/PjrTCPorR1
— Matthew Johnson (@KSL_Matt) March 31, 2023
In another first, Alta becomes the first ski resort in North America to report 800 inches (about 66 feet) of snow. Overnight the resort reported 20 inches of new snow.
It’s been a record-breaking winter season all around Utah, with Deer Valley, Solitude and Snowbasin resorts also reporting huge snow totals. Utahns will benefit from more water this summer and the ski industry has had a huge boost.
The downfalls have included avalanches and other difficulties getting people up to the resorts.
- Meteorologist says only a couple more weeks of snow and rain
- At least 4 Utah ski resorts have broken snow records this season
- Utah will likely set historic snow record Friday
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