35 inch storm brings excellent skiing conditions back to Utah!

35 inch storm brings excellent skiing conditions back to Utah!

After several days of high pressure, the Wasatch Range has just received 35″ of new snow in the past two nights of March 18 & 19.

Alta Atwater snow stake over 30 inches of new snow March 18-March 19, 2012
The Atwater snow stake at Alta, showing over 30 inches of new snow March 18-March 19, 2012. Photo: UAC

With the heliski season coming to a close, PatagoniaSkiTours.com Owner & Head Guide, Justin Lozier, has spent the past two days ski touring the latest storm. On Monday, he joined Tyson Bradley of Utah Mountain Adventures for a day of guiding some strong clients skinning and skiing the Argenta slide path in Big Cottonwood Canyon. The Argenta slide path is a 3000 vertical foot avalanche path that drops from the top of Kessler Peak down to the Big Cottonwood road below. By the end of the day, Justin and the rest of the touring party had climbed and skied over 6000 vertical feet of incredible untouched snow. Below is a short video clip of one of the clients skiing the middle section of the run.

Several of our splitboard buddies from Vail, Colorado drove out to ride the storm, so they joined Justin the following day for a ski tour up in Days Fork. The snow was blower and stoke levels were high. We’ll let this short edit tell the story…

A high pressure ridge is bringing some rapid warming to the area, which will affect the snow greatly. We will continue searching for the goods, as we ride out the remainder of the Utah ski season, before heading back into winter in Argentina. We’ll keep you posted. Check out our Facebook Page for the latest news between web posts. Stay safe and have fun out there!

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Justin
<p>Professional Outdoor Guide, specializing in backcountry skiing, heliskiing</p> <p>Stomping grounds: Wasatch Range, Andes Mountains</p>