Many ski areas are now closed to uphill travel in order to prepare for winter operations. Resort uphill travel policies can be found HERE.
Snow: As of 5 a.m. an additional 3-5 inches of snow fell overnight and is still coming down. In the last 48 hours, the snowpack has more than doubled and most places have received dense, heavy snow containing 2 to 3 inches of water. Overall snow amounts vary a lot because of temperatures throughout the storm; however, above 8000 ft there is about 2 ft of new snow.
This morning, it is overcast and snowing lightly in the mountains. Temperatures are in the mid-teens F and winds are primarily from the west and moderate. Mid-elevation winds are averaging 10-20 mph with gusts near 30 mph. Upper-elevation winds are averaging in the mid-twenties with gusts near 50 mph.
Today, the winter storm warning ends this morning at 11 AM. Snow showers will continue through the late morning before dry weather begins to move into the area. Temperatures will be in the upper teens F. Winds will remain moderate and westerly, gusting up to 50 mph at the highest elevations. Total accumulation today should be light, with another trace to 3" of snow.
No new avalanches were reported in the Ogden area backcountry, but a bit south in the Cottonwoods both natural and human-triggered avalanches were reported. These soft slab avalanches all failed 1-2' on the new snow, old snow interface, or density change within the storm. Check out the list of reported avalanches HERE.
As well, an automated system from UDOT detected a few natural avalanches occurring in Little Cottonwood Canyon in the early morning hours and ski patrols were able to get some results throughout the day with explosives.