Got Snow?

This year, Snowbird ski resort got 783″ of snow, breaking the previous record (in 1984) by nearly a whopping 95″.  Average snowfall is around 500″.

When we were there on Monday, it was 55 degrees and sunny, but there’s still over 100″ of snow mid-mountain.

Here’s a view from the top of Hidden Peak (click for bigger)

And a view towards the valley from the tram – you can see how the snow rapidly disappears towards the bottom of the canyon:

It was beautiful, but with the summer temperatures starting, there’s a lot of flooding. The rivers and waterfalls in the canyon were spectacular, but a bit scary.

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8 Responses to Got Snow?

  1. margene says:

    You can also see how green the mountain is just below the snow line. Have we ever seen it this green! What a year. Thanks for the pictures. We need to drive up and see what’s left of the snow.

  2. Chris says:

    Gorgeous! Not going to be a water shortage year, huh?!

  3. Laurie says:

    That is remarkable to contemplate. That is just SO MUCH SNOW. Betcha people are still hiking and skiing.

  4. Kitten says:

    Still jealous.

  5. Jean says:

    I think I heard that Snowbird was going to be open for weekend skiing through July 4th. And it’s 89 degrees in the valley right now.

  6. jill says:

    The hills are alive…. beautiful, Cheryl!

  7. Marianne says:

    GORgeous. and now I have snow envy on top of the shed envy. toss in shawl with ruffle envy.. : D

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