The last scheduled forecast will be Sunday, April 21st. We will issue intermittent updates with each snowfall or significant weather event through the rest of the month. We will continue posting observations - so please continue to send those in!
Resorts closed for the season are now backcountry terrain - no avalanche mitigation is being done. Utah ski resorts are on a mix of private and public Forest Service land, and each resort has a different uphill policy - contact the individual resort for details.
this morning range through the 30's F - with above-freezing temperatures even at 11,000' - and are +4 to +12 degrees warmer than they were yesterday morning. (Click on this link
to see the temperatures at Collins station in Little Cottonwood.)
Wind are blowing from the west and northwest averaging < 10 mph, with gusts in the teens and 20's mph along upper elevation ridges.
Today's weather features strong sunshine where mountain temperatures will climb well into the 40s F and 50s F, perhaps even pushing 60 F at 8000'. Winds will shift to the southwest and be generally light, gusting into the teens and low 20's mph along upper elevation ridgelines.
Although mountain temperatures are above freezing this morning, the clear skies should provide a marginal refreeze of the snow surface, but it should soften very quickly after sunrise.
Our final Week in Review
for the 2018/19 season is available. Thanks for all the feedback on this weekly product we provide, and we look forward to resuming it in November!
Beginning by late morning Thursday, loose wet avalanches began to occur, including larger slides on Mt. Superior and East Hellgate cliffs in Little Cottonwood. Pro observer Mark White and Erme Catino were in Red Pine Gulch, and noted wet avalanches beginning around noon on east aspects [photo Mark White]
Mitigation work at some resorts pried out a few soft slab avalanches in dry snow on upper elevation northerly aspects.