Tax Day yielded an ample return to skiers in Little Cottonwood Canyon this year, with a 42-inch dump at Snowbird on April 15. The two-day storm blasted through the 12- to 18-inch predictions, weatherman Evan Thayer of OpenSnow.com called it the biggest storm of the season for LCC, and skiers woke up Thursday to the deepest day of the season, April be damned.

“My first run in Gad Valley was so deep, I had to stop on multiple occasions because I was choking on so much powder,” says photographer Jay Dash, who brought his camera to the mountain on Thursday and captured the above photos.

Nothing like an April banger to end the season right. —Julie Brown