The 2011-12 ski season won’t go down as the greatest in Utah history, but holy pow batman, the reports for March 1 and beyond have big beautiful snowflake icons and crooked numbers in the latest depths column. In other words, it’s powder paradise up in the Wasatch this week.
Storms carrying powder goodness began in earnest Tuesday, Feb. 28. The Ski the U blog team pulled into Alta around noon and the mountain was getting hammered.
And when the mountain gets hammered, that means free refills on the pow, all day long. (Alta, Feb. 28 Pic of Day):
With a good strong lion of a storm, and more like it on its tail, finally roaring over the Wasatch, powder aficionados had good reason to be stoked.
On Wednesday, Feb. 29, around 5pm, an even larger front than the previous day roared its head, dropping two feet of freshies in some spots, plenty for the public (skiers and non-skiers alike) to remember this Leap Day storm for years to come.
The powder hounds of Utah will remember the ensuing March 1 as one of the best powder days of 2011-12. Fortunately, more storms are on the horizon and the best powder day of the year could be March 2, or the 3rd, or 4th, or…March could really kick a** and we’ll be enjoying a nice lion’s share of “the Greatest Snow on Earth.”