The Salt Lake Scene

A Typical Weekend at Alta

I was skiing this past week at Alta with a friend in from Chamonix, France and aside from mentioning that my 139 mm waist width Mavens were something he could only ski a couple of times a year, he went on to say that in France they'll get new snow but rarely if ever like last week at Alta where a couple of feet fell in a couple of days.

I don't have specific raw data (if you do or know where to find it, enlighten me please) but I would be willing to bet that at least 7 times a season we get a 20"+ storm in the Cottonwood Canyons.

From the looks of it in the video below, one can conclude that France isn't the only place void of huge dumps that are typical to Alta and the other Cottonwood Canyon Resorts.