Digging out with some high pressure and sunny skies

Friday, March 2, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Sunday AM update:

Sunny skies and warm temps likely today and tomorrow. Tuesday system looks good but it’s a fast-moving storm which will limit precip.  Right now expect 3-10″ in the Wasatch.  GFS and Euro have been fighting it out for the last few days as to how to handle this upcoming weekend.  Looks like the Euro won out as GFS has now been keeping the strong ridge in place through at least the beginning of next week.

Quick Saturday AM update:

Some lingering moisture will allow for some clouds and a few light snow showers in the mountains today.  Ridge will take control this evening and dry us out until Tuesday afternoon.


What an incredible week for skiing/snowboarding in the Wasatch! Tuesday, Thursday, and today (Friday) were all truly epic! Went through snowfall totals in more depth in our last post but overall we got 20-45″ in the Wasatch since Monday.  And all of it was the light, fluffy champagne powder we are used to in Utah.

Looking forward, we’ve got a few days of rising heights and warm temps here in Northern Utah.  Snow will be soft and fresh for a warm and sunny weekend.  Only concern is that temps might get a bit too warm to keep the untracked snow pristine.  Surface layers soften up and then freeze at night creating that crust that will grab your edges.

Next system is advertised well now for late Tuesday/Tuesday night in both the GFS and the EC…. GFS would bring a moderate system in while the EC is a little more split and would likely only allow for light accumulations.  We will have to keep an eye on this over the next couple days to see what solution they settle on.  We will then ridge back up for the latter half of next week.  At this time it looks like we may revert back to another unsettled pattern the weekend of March 10-11 but that is still a bit too far to say with any certainty.

In the mean time, enjoy all the fresh snow, be careful if you’re venturing into the backcountry… We’ll keep you informed on the latest developments so you can plan another week just like this last one.

Happy Shredding!


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  • Andrew Sancton

    Just found this website. It is great. I will be in Utah for the last 2 weeks of March. First week at Pow Mow and Snowbasin and the last in Park City and or Cottonwood Canyons depending on weather. I will be checking frequently. Hopefully the snow will continue.