Mountain snow expected, none for SLC according to meteorologist

Oct 11, 2023, 1:00 PM

Image of snow at Snowbird Ski Resort in Utah's Little Cottonwood Canyon., late September, 2023. Sno...

Image of snow at Snowbird Ski Resort, late September 2023. The National Weather Service said these last few days of warmer weather are a great time to prepare and start winterizing (Snowbird Ski Resort).

(Snowbird Ski Resort)

SALT LAKE CITY — Snow isn’t coming to Salt Lake City just yet, according to KSL Meteorologist Kevin Eubank. 

“This storm system that’s coming is not going to snow in the valley. There’s no snow for Salt Lake City,” said Eubank. 

Snow is coming to Park City and the surrounding area, according to Eubank. He forecasted that elevations above 6,200 feet would see snow. 

That includes the high Uintas and upper Cottonwoods. 

“It looks like 2 to 3 inches at Snowbasin… 6 to 8 inches up top on the Cottonwoods up at Brighton, Alta, Solitude,” Eubank said. 

The last cold front brought 7 inches to Snowbird Ski Resort. Eubank said storms that bring mountain snow are typical for fall in Utah.

Eubank said that some residents of the Salt Lake Valley get winter weather advisories because some cities include parts of the mountains. 

“The truth is because Salt Lake and Alta are literally 10 miles apart, as the bird flies,” Eubank said.

Smartphone users can disable the weather warning feature. However, it is not recommended, especially if they are planning to travel to high elevations. He said those who are planning to visit elevations above 6,200 feet need to know snow is coming. They also need to be prepared. If they aren’t aware or are unprepared, the storm can wreak havoc on their return to the city. 

Does snow mean early skiing? 

Snow levels begin in the mountains and work their way down, according to Eubank. He added that we are entering the part of fall where early ski resort openings are possible. However, it is still too early to know since Utah autumns are unpredictable. 

“Stay tuned. Three weeks from now, I will let you know exactly what Halloween’s [weather] is looking like,” said Eubank. “The earliest ski resorts we’ve ever had open in Utah happened in Big Cottonwood on Halloween.”

Last year, some resorts got enough snowfall to open before Thanksgiving. 

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