Forecasted Storm Synopsis:
*All operational decisions can change by the hour, pending on Mother Nature. The following forecasts of weather, terrain opening and closures, road impacts will be updated as the storm evolves.*
We have received 2 inches of new snow since 6am, this morning, Tuesday, February 21st. We are expecting to receive anywhere from 9 to 15 inches throughout the day. Winds will remain high today and will most likely taper off around early evening. Tonight, we are forecasted to receive another 6 to 10 inches. We should see continued scattered snowfall from Wednesday, February 22nd to Friday, February 24th. The overall Storm 22 forecast should be between 20 to 30 inches.
Starting Tuesday, February 21st, the traction law is in affect. Passenger vehicles are required to have 4 wheel drive or all-wheel drive with snow tires and/or chains.
- HWY 158 travel will become increasingly worst as the day continues, with snow rates expected to be around 1 inch an hour. No road closures are expected during operating hours. If snow rates and winds remain high, a closure could happen at any time during the day.
- No road closure is planned, however, a closure could happen anywhere between 10pm, Tuesday, February 21st and 8am, Wednesday, February 22nd. The operation team will work hard to make sure the road can stay open or will reopen on time for operations at 8am, Wednesday morning. Stay tuned to our website, social media, and the Ops Blog for updates.
- Pending on forecasted snow and overall mitigation efforts and results, the road will most likely not close at any time on Thursday, February 23rd.
Lifts and Terrain:
The operation teams will be working hard to keep primary terrain open throughout the storm. Secondary terrain, like Powder Country, Woody's World, Paradise, Cobabe Canyon, and Lightning Ridge, might close and open throughout the storm. Tertiary terrrain like James Peak and Lefty's Canyon will remain closed throughout the storm.
- Outside of James Peak, no closure is planned for secondary terrain. Storm intensity could dictate uplanned lift or terrain closures. High winds and direction could also affect lifts, however, current forecasted winds are remaining under the threshold.
- The operational team will be working hard to open all primary terrain by 9am. Some delay can be expected. Pending on mitigation efforts, secondary terrain will have a delayed opening or could stay closed throughout the day.
- All terrain, besides tertiary terrain, will most likely open by 9am.
UTA and Parking:
Do to high snowfall rates, parking lots will fill in. All guests should have higher clearance vehicles. Guests are highly encouraged to ride the UTA Ski Bus 674. Check out all the transportation information by following this link.
We should see a continued active snow pattern for the next week or so. Check out Open Snow for the extended forecast.