Alta, UT Report: Skiing in Shorts | Storm on the Way…

Mt. Superiror and the Goldminers’ Daughter from Alta. image: snowbrains

Report from March 5th, 2020

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Spring hit Utah hard the past few days.

Yesterday, temperatures soared into the 50s on the hill at Alta resulting in quite a few people skiing in shorts.

Yesterday was a gorgeous day with sunny skies, almost no wind, and great groomers.

Shorts ski. image: snowbrains

We skied all over the hill but enjoyed the groomers off the frontside of the Collins lift the most.

I had a blast skiing with my old friend Theresa whom I guided skiing in Antarctica back in 2016.

I was only able to ski until noon, but that was enough time for a gaggle of people to congregate on the deck of the Goldminer’s Daughter to eat BBQed burgers and hotdogs and drink beer in the sunshine.

Mt. Baldy looking great. image: snowbrains

Flip flops were the appropriate attire on the deck.

Enjoy the warmth while you can – a storm is forecast to drop 3-5″ of snow on Alta Sunday night…

Alta has already seen 430″ of snowfall this season.

image: alta, 3/6/20
image: noaa, 3/6/20
Wide open. image: snowbrains
BBQ on the deck! image: snowbrains