670 inches of snow and the best skiing on the planet
No doubt you’ve heard Utah claim that it has “The Greatest Snow on Earth.” That claim is everywhere, and while it might be a little boastful, Utah’s typically impressive snowfall and dry powder make it an arguable position. Well – we’re taking it one step further by throwing down a pretty serious claim. Right now (and for most of this winter), Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah has the best snow and the best ski conditions on the planet.
What? That’s crazy. But we’re going there. To be fair, it’s a pretty tight race between the four resorts in the Wasatch Front. We’re all enjoying endless powder days and record snowfall (Solitude is at over 670 inches as of this posting – current conditions). And I encourage you to do the math elsewhere. The Sierra? Plenty of precip, but too much of it has been clear. Colorado? Doing well, but nowhere near our snow totals or quality. The East? No comment. Europe, Canada, and even Japan? Meh. If you’re looking for the best snow, and the best spring skiing conditions, they’re right here in Utah.
Stick to the Wasatch and you can’t go wrong this spring. But Solitude kicks it up a notch with what we consider to be superior access. Does Big Cottonwood Canyon ever close for avalanche control work? Very, very rarely. And better yet, when the storms stack up, we’ve never been required to prohibit our guests from outdoor travel. Conditions are only good for lift-served skiing and riding if you can access those conditions. That’s a little philosophical, isn’t it? Like “if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around, does it still make a sound?”
More than just the best snow
Our chairs will spin until 5:00 p.m. each weekend through the end of the season. Like to party? We have a calendar full of events this spring. Pond Skim Beach Party, Last Chance Beach Bash (notice a theme?), Spring Bump Off, and more. As far as we’re concerned, spring skiing is as much about what happens on the mountain as it is about what happens after a day of shredding. Fancy skiers call that après, we call it a party.
Longest season ever
Crunched for time? No worries. We’re spinning our lifts 7 days a week until May 7. And then running them again for a couple bonus weekends on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until May 21.
Need a deal?
We’ve got plenty of spring ski deals. Make a mini vacation out of it and take advantage of our $129 Spring Ski-in/Ski-out Special. Or save big on a half-day lift ticket during our Throwdown Thursdays. You can also save 30% on a condo with our Spring Saver package. Or – check out this crazy offer – introduce a friend to the sport with our Intro to Skiing package. Hook them up with a lift ticket, lesson, rentals, AND lodging starting at $77 per person. What a great way to add new ski buddies to your quiver.
My English teachers taught me to wrap it up nicely. You know – say what you’re going to say, say it, then say what you said. So, here’s what I said, in bullets (the dot kind, not the pew pew kind):
- This is the spring to fling. Fling all that other crap you’re supposed to do and shred instead.
- We have so much snow. Don’t let it go to waste.
- Events and parties. How about that après tailgate party? So good.
- Vests and flannels. You know you look soooo good in flannel and a sleeveless jacket.
- Did I mention so much snow?
- Sun and goggle tans. But also – wear your damn sunscreen.
- Hero snow. Want to get cheers from the chairlift? Show up when the snow is soft.