Issued: Thursday, March 6
With a couple of fresh inches on most of the mountains from Tuesday night, conditions improved slightly for Wednesday, but warm advection at all levels (it is currently 40 degrees at Snowbird mid-mountain and blazingly sunny at 1pm) will soften much of the new snow and add some crust to south facing aspects. With a few inches of snow on the more dense side anticipated Thursday, everything should smooth out for the weekend, although things may start out as rain depending on elevation and timing of the precipitation. Ski it quickly, however, as even more intense warming over the weekend (temperatures above freezing essentially everywhere at the resorts) will crust/soften the slopes yet again.
If you plan to ski in the backcountry, make sure to check the Utah Avalanche Center Advisory before you head out at www.utahavalanchecenter.org.
Forecaster: Matt Lammers