Snow Persists in Utah’s Alta Ski Area

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Screenshot captured from YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQbiXubvWm8

According to POWDER magazine, despite the end-of-season closure at Alta Ski Area back in April, there is still significant snow pack on the mountain.

One trail in particular, called Main Chute, is “still skiing well despite recent warm temps and dust storms,” according to POWDER writers.

Main Chute is a spring staple for backcountry skiers looking to earn some turns after the ski area closes, but the coverage for this late in the year is completely unprecedented.

You might recall that Alta Ski Area saw a record 903 inches (75.25 FEET) of snow this season. All of that extra snow is what’s keeping these spring lines skiable into the summer.

The article includes a link to a YouTube video of an individual skiing Main Chute in late June, which shows there is still loose snow in the Utah ski area.

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