Mother Nature is trying to do her thing here in Park City and as you can see in this photo (taken from the Summit cam) we received a couple inches of new snow up top last night and it continues to snow as I am typing. Our wonderful mountain operations manager Brian told me this morning that they are making snow on PayDay, Treasure Hollow, First Time and the bottom of Bonanza chairlift. We are close to getting PayDay run open sometime this weekend. Now we really need Mother Nature to kick into high gear. My good friend Dan Pope had this to say in his email he sent me last night:
"High pressure will begin to move westward into the Eastern Pacific…allowing for several weather systems to push over Northern Utah between the 11th and the 13th. Another storm will move into the area on the 15th and 16th…with yet another storm closing in on Utah about the 19th."
And our buddy Joe Nicholls:
"A weak cold front is shifting south across the area and we'll see some light snow or snow showers. The air mass remains cold, so if we can get some breaks in the cloud cover later tonight, we'll drop off to near 20. A couple of quiet weather days expected through the weekend with temperature inversions on the lower part of the mountain in the mornings. The next cold front will move across the area on Monday bringing another chance of snow or snow showers. We're beginning to see more changes in the wavelengths of the weather pattern, and this should result in the high pressure shifting westward off the West Coast. This should will increase the chance of unsettled weather and cooler temperatures by around mid month."
I know we are all eagerly awaiting snow so that we can enjoy all that our mountain has to enjoy but if you remember last year we were in a very similar situation. We only had a couple runs open for the first couple weeks of the season and then on December 7 we got a big storm that turned everything around. And if we all remember last year, it started out slow but it ended a near-record snowfall year! It snowed from January thru March with barely any sun. In fact, I think I can count the number of sunny days on one hand. So all it takes is a big storm cycle to turn things around.
As we've been saying, we have no control over Mother Nature but we are working as hard as we can to provide a great experience with what we've got. We will continue to keep you updated whenever we hear anything new. Thanks for all of the feedback.
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Originally from the Pocono’s of Pennsylvania, Travis found his way to Park City three years ago and is now our grooming manager. When not in snowcat you can find him skiing or snowmobiling in the Utah backcountry or enjoying the skiing here at Park City Mountain Resort.
Nicole Roundy is a world class snowboarder on the US Paralympic Team. She is a cancer survivor, inspiration seeker, crossfit training, Park City riding superpower blogger. Follow her adventures right here. You can also spy her on twitter (@nicoleroundy) and Instragram (@nroundy)