Snowfall at Snowbird Surpasses 400 Inches


March 21, 2005

Snowbird, Utah — The season that began two weeks early thanks to bountiful snowstorms continues to amaze as Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort crossed over the 400-inch season-to-date snowfall total this week.

Recent storms deposited over three feet of snow, which brought the season-to-date snowfall total to 423 inches and the mid-mountain base to a whopping 159 inches. Snow continued to fall Tuesday with additional accumulations of multiple feet forecasted through the week.

Snowbird had its earliest opening ever this season, thanks to a series of October storms that dumped 115 inches by opening day, Nov. 5. Snowbird averages 500 inches of snowfall per year and March statistically is the snowiest month in Little Cottonwood Canyon.

Snowbird’s Late Season Package featuring a rate of $99/person/night including lodging and lift ticket begins April 3 and continues through Snowbird’s anticipated closing date of Memorial Day, May 30, 2005. To book Snowbird lodging, call (800) 453-3000 or go to www.snowbird.com.

Snowbird’s month-long April InSpring Festival includes USSA Snow Cup giant slalom and Last Chance slalom (April 1-4); Gigantissimo Hidden Peak-to-Snowbird Center giant slalom (April 9); the North American Gelande Championships (April 15-17); InSpring Slopestyle and Superpipe Competition (April 23-24) and Snowbird Snowshoe Scamper (April 30). Live music will entertain skiers and riders on the Snowbird Center Plaza Deck every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

To see the latest photos of today’s powder skiing and riding as well as Snowbird’s new site, go to http://www.snowbird.com/ski_board/photo.php?photo=40