Living in the mountains I’m used to weather changing at a moments notice and getting snow in June isn’t that unusual but June 18th will forever be a day to remember.
The day before it was raining all day and later turning to snow. The snow levels started at 11,000 ft and quickly dropped to 6,500 ft by afternoon. All the resorts have webcams and it was clear early on that this was not going to be a normal June dusting of snow, this storm had the potential to produce a lot of snow.
By the afternoon pictures from people driving up to Alta and Brighton started showing up on Ski Utah and Wasatch Snow Forecast Facebook pages. Some of the pictures were of people skiing already! I put my ski’s in the car and prepared for an early rise to go take a few powder turns first thing in the morning.
Since Brighton is a faster drive than Alta I decided to head over Guardsman Pass and if it looked skiable there I knew it would be awesome at Brighton. Later on as the photos kept pouring in from Alta ski resort I kicked myself for not taking the time to go there as they got even more snow. Some said it was the best powder day of the season at Alta. On June 18th! Incredible.
For us that love snow June 18th became a day to remember.
What a day from sun up to sun down! Incredible. The snow melted fast at the lower elevations but high up it will take a few days to look like spring and summer again. Life in the mountains is never boring! Summer one day, winter the next…