Six Feet of Snow so Far in April at Snowbird
Snowbird, Utah – April has picked up where last year left off at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort thanks to six feet of snow in the first 10 days of this month. With snow banks piled high and a mid-mountain base depth of 180 inches, Snowbird is half way to matching the 144 inches that fell last April, the snowiest month of the 2009/10 season.
"This past weekend was unquestionably some of the best skiing of the season," said Snowbird Vice President Dave Fields. "La Nina storms keep lining up for Little Cottonwood, and at this rate we could be topping our snowiest and longest season on record."
Standing at 631 inches on April 11, Snowbird is fast approaching the record 688-inch mark that was set during the 1983/1984 season. The latest closing date in the history of the Little Cottonwood Canyon resort is July 4 (in 2005). Snowbird plans to offer skiing and riding til Memorial Day Weekend this year and potentially beyond if the impressive snowpack holds. This is the fourth consecutive season Snowbird has topped 600 inches.
Lodging packages are currently available from $99/person for skiers and snowboarders looking to make one last powder-filled trip. Full details and more lodging options available at www.snowbird.com/lodging/hotdeals.php
April is full of non-skiing activities for young and old, including an Easter Sunrise Service on 11,000-foot Hidden Peak, followed by an Easter Egg Hunt on Chickadee and a special brunch at the Aerie Restaurant (details for the April 24 holiday activities can be found at www.snowbird.com/events/easter.html
To see photos and video of the recent powder skiing and riding, go to www.snowbird.com/birdsnest/
For media information, photos or video of current conditions, contact Jared Ishkanian at (801) 933-2047 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow Snowbird at www.facebook.com/snowbirdUT