By the time April rolls around, most people put away their skis and start getting ready to wear shorts and mow the lawn. But with a base elevation of 7,760′, Snowbird most definitely does not. In fact, today’s valley rainstorm has just added another 19 inches to the high Wasatch snow pack, giving it a year-to-date total of 603 inches. It’s going to be a while before anybody’s mowing lawns up there.
But this is no surprise to the ski areas; late spring snowfall typically adds volumes of snow, as well as longer daylight hours. In April, the mountains finally have the best coverage of the year and the most generous amounts of powder. And as the darkness of winter finally lifts, the event calendar comes alive with music, films, and even an Easter brunch, egg hunt, and service on Sunday, April 24.
Check out this video from April 7, 2011 -yesterday!