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November 25th 2001

 
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marchizzle
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:23 pm    Post subject: November 25th 2001 Reply with quote

I thought the following Alta ski report from November of 2001 was relevant to our situation now of no snow at Thanksgiving time. Keep your fingers crossed for the snow predictions for next week Smile Enjoy..

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Sunday, November 25, 2001

Sky Cover: Snowing Heavily

High Temp: 12 o

Winds: Moderate - NW

Expected Snowfall: 10-14 “

Today’s Report:

Skiers, this is what we all dream of and what makes Alta famous. What’s going on here right now only happens in Little Cottonwood Canyon. It was only last week that we were closed because we didn’t have enough snow. And now, we’re closed because we have too much snow. The storm we’re in right now is doing very good things to Alta. Once we have a chance to dig out a little bit, we’ll be able to come up with a solid opening time. At this point, we’re confident that our opening will be this week and we’ll make a specific announcement in this report and on alta.com tomorrow afternoon.

Since Thanksgiving, 82″ of snow has fallen on Alta. Today alone, the road has been closed, we’ve been interlodged all day and we’ve watched as 18″ of new snow has blanketed the area. And now, the National Weather Service is telling us that a lake effect band has set up and is pointed directly towards the Cottonwood Canyons.

Please be advised that at this time, the road into Little Cottonwood Canyon is temporarily closed for avalanche control work. UDOT tells us that the restriction is expected to last through the night. The town of Alta is also in Interlodge and is also expected to last through the night.

Right now in the town of Alta, it continues to snow hard, we have moderate winds out of the NW and about 20 degrees. In the last 24hrs., we’ve received 31″ bringing our total since October 1st to 111″. Settled snow depth at mid-mountain now stands at 76″.

Our forecast for the next few days looks pretty impressive. As the lake effect kicks in, we could see as much as 10-14″ tonight and another 7-10″ or more tomorrow. With the snow, we should see wind speeds in the moderate range with a low temperature tonight around 10 and high tomorrow near 15. The forecast for Tuesday through Saturday calls for cloudy skies with a chance for snow each day.


Pulled this off my external hard drive earlier today, and couldn't help but share it with ya'll.


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ADudeOnSkis
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that hurts......
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PowderHound
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lets hope for a 2001 repeat. Lord knows we need it...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This brightened my spirit slightly. I'm really hoping to be spending Turkey Day at Alta!!!

Thanks for the nostalgia of one of the coolest storms ever!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:15 pm    Post subject: Nov 25 2001 Reply with quote

I remember that storm well. I'm doing my best to get us some snow.
I've burned 2 pair of skis. I've washed my truck more times than I count. Doin' my best here. hmmm.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This time it should be working... Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Beate. I think that may have done the trick. Looks like the 1st of many storms is coming tonight....
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marchizzle
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BUMPing thread!!

Let's see if we can have a repeat of Thanksgiving 2001 Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We should keep our fingers crossed for the predictions next week! Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good snow at thanksgiving is always iffy Wink
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