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Snow-capped mountains after snowstorm passes by

Oct 12, 2023, 9:00 PM | Updated: Oct 13, 2023, 2:16 pm

As of early this morning, Snowbird said its snow totaled 6 inches of fresh powder from Thursday's s...

As of early this morning, Snowbird said its snow totaled six inches of fresh powder from Thursday's snowstorm. (Ben B. Braun, Deseret News )

(Ben B. Braun, Deseret News )

SALT LAKE CITY — Ski resorts are getting excited for the upcoming ski season as a snowstorm Thursday passed through parts of Utah.

As of early Friday morning, Snowbird resort said its snow totaled 6 inches of fresh powder after the snowstorm

Alta and Snowbasin aren’t too far behind with 4 inches, and three to five more are expected to fall until Friday morning, said National Weather Service Meteorologist Nicole Desnet. 

“So essentially, we’re anywhere in the 3- to 5-inch range for the higher elevations. So, western Uintas, Cottonwoods,” Desnet said.

During the weekend, resorts may lose some inches.

“We’re in the 40s or so, mid-40s, by Saturday in those higher elevations. So, it might start to melt a little bit,” Desnet said. 

Another storm, smaller than Thursday’s, is making its way over to Utah by the middle of next week. 

While it’s not unusual to start seeing snow at the ski resorts this time of year, the average is usually just a few inches.

During the 2022-23 ski season, four Utah ski resorts set new records for total snowfall. 

Related:

At least 4 Utah ski resorts have broken snow records this season

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