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It's Dumping in Snowbird

The snow has arrived at Snowbird. Easy to get to and easy to love, Snowbird is just 29 miles or 40 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport. Powder hounds can fly in the morning and ski in the afternoon.
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#3: Snowbird, UT

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Historically, Snowbird has Utah's longest ski season, and this year's projected closing date is Memorial Day. For skiers looking for late-season powder and spring corn, the resort offers a $299 Spring Pass good through closing day. Current ski-and-stay lodging packages are $99 per person (double occupancy). Book at www.snowbird.com.

April Storms Bury Snowbird

Snowbird Resort has reported four and a half feet of powder within the last week and says 30-40 more are predicted to fall in the next few days. Ski-and-stay deals start at $99. What are you waiting for?

# 20: Snowbird, Utah

It's Dumping in Snowbird

Snowbird receives an average of 500 inches of legendary feather-light powder a year, enough to make the average ski season from mid-November to Memorial Day!

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Snowbird

Tucked in Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon on the road to Alta, Snowbird is known for hanging bowls, 50-foot cliffs, and over-the-head powder.

Wyoming's Grand Targhee has received 10 inches in the past 24 hours, and 27 inches in the past week. And, thanks to the recent big snows, they re-opened the Blackfoot lift on Wednesday and will run it straight through Easter Sunday 4/4 before closing down for the season.

Dumps of the Week

It is still dumping snow across the west. Tahoe is getting hammered with feet upon feet of snow. Grand Targhee, Snowbird, Silverton Mountain, Alyeska—they're all getting snow. Winter isn't over—get out and ski powder while you still can.

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Why It Dumps

What does Coolio’s line “Gotta gotta get up to get down” have to do with 2-3 inch-per-hour snowfall rates during the latest western storm?

Best Powder: Alta/Snowbird

Best Powder 2009: Alta/Snowbird

Alta and Snowbird usually receive between 400 and 500 inches of snow, depending on the season and where it’s measured. In 2008, Alta got 702 inches. That's nuts.