Many ski areas are now closed to uphill travel in order to prepare for winter operations. Resort uphill travel policies can be found HERE.
As of 5am, skies are clear with mountain temps in the mid 20s up high, the upper single digits down low. Winds are light from the south at most stations but have increased to 25-30mph along the highest elevations. Coverage is decent with 15-30" of snow on the ground. Storm totals since Monday of 1-2' of snow containing over 2" of water.
A weak and diving storm system will bring high and then mid-level clouds to the Wasatch range today, along with warm temperatures and increasing southerly winds along the higher elevations. Mountain temperatures will rise to the upper 20s up high, the low 30s down low. Winds will blow 25-35mph with occasional gusts to 40. The weather looks "non-eventful' through the rest of the weekend and into next week.
The Week in Review
is centric to the Salt Lake mountains and will appear regularly by early to mid-December, but given the impressive storm cycle over this past week, we have published a special early November edition
No avalanches were reported yesterday, but Josh Martineau saw evidence of wind-drifted snow on the north. ridge of Maple Mountain
. A large natural avalanche was reported on Wednesday off the NE Chute of Elk Point
, running over 4,000' vertical down into the Primrose Cirque area above Aspen Grove. A large natural slab avalanche was also reported high on Mt Nebo.