Snowbird Passes 100″ of Snowfall on Nov. 22
Snowbird, Utah – Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort passed 100 inches of natural snowfall to start the 2010/11 season this morning, marking some of the best early skiing and riding conditions in recent memory. The Little Cottonwood Canyon resort has received two and a half feet of snow since Saturday with an additional one to two feet forecasted before Thanksgiving. Snowbird’s mid-mountain base depth currently measures 54 inches with over 3,000 vertical feet of skiing offered from the Aerial Tram.
“With this fantastic early snowfall, we’re excited to offer skiing in Peruvian Gulch, Gad Valley and Little Cloud Bowl with our eye on opening additional terrain for Thanksgiving weekend if conditions permit,” said Snowbird President Bob Bonar.
“The conditions are truly in mid-winter form right now,” said SNOWBOARDER Magazine Publisher Chris Engelsman. “With 100+ inches already this is the best pre-Thanksgiving riding I can remember.”
To view powder photos from today, please visit Snowbird’s Flickr page at http://bit.ly/dI72S9. (To download high-res versions of photos, click on the microscope icon in the navigation bar to view images in Light Box, then click “view all sizes” for downloading options (or email firstname.lastname@example.org)).
Snowbird averages an annual snowfall of 500 inches, providing the longest ski and snowboard season in Utah. Last season Snowbird received 602 inches and remained open until June 22. Lodging packages, including Early Bird Stay and Ski Free from $99 per person/double occupancy with a lift ticket can be found at www.snowbird.com.