Snowbird reports six feet of snow this month

April has picked up where last year left off at Snowbird Ski and Summer
Resort thanks to six feet of snow in the first 10 days of this month. With snow
banks piled high and a mid-mountain base depth of 180 inches, Snowbird is half
way to matching the 144 inches that fell last April, the snowiest month of the
2009/10 season.

 

“This
past weekend was unquestionably some of the best skiing of the season,”
said Snowbird Vice President Dave Fields. “La Nina storms keep lining up
for Little Cottonwood, and at this rate we could be topping our snowiest and
longest season on record.”

Standing
at 631 inches on April 11, Snowbird is fast approaching the record 688-inch
mark that was set during the 1983/1984 season. The latest closing date in the
history of the Little Cottonwood Canyon resort is July 4 (in 2005). Snowbird
plans to offer skiing and riding til Memorial Day Weekend this year and
potentially beyond if the impressive snowpack holds. This is the fourth
consecutive season Snowbird has topped 600 inches.

 Lodging
packages are currently available from $99/person for skiers and snowboarders
looking to make one last powder-filled trip. Full details and more lodging
options available at www.snowbird.com/lodging/hotdeals.php,
and every Snowbird lodging and lift package booked until April 24 receives a
free upgrade to an AltaBird pass.

 April
is full of non-skiing activities for young and old, including an Easter Sunrise
Service on 11,000-foot Hidden Peak, followed by an Easter Egg Hunt on Chickadee
and a special brunch at the Aerie Restaurant (details for the April 24 holiday
activities can be found at www.snowbird.com/events/easter.html).

Aprs ski fun includes free live music on the Plaza Deck, Saturday and Sunday
afternoons through the end of April (weather permitting) along with daily food
and drink specials. Skiers and riders who want to extend their season can
purchase a Spring Pass for $299 that is good thru the end of the 2010/11
season.

 To
see photos and video of the recent powder skiing and riding, go to www.snowbird.com/birdsnest/. Live
shots of the current storm’s snow accumulation can be seen using
Snowbird’s SnowCam at www.snowbird.com/snowcam.

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