Last season’s sparse snow year is all but a distant memory after Brutus rampaged through the Sierra, Wasatch and Central Rocky Mountain Regions over the weekend.
Utah’s Little and Big Cottonwood Canyons received the brunt of Brutus’ bounty with more than four feet of new snow at Alta (51 inches), Snowbird (50 inches), Solitude (48 inches) and Brighton (48 inches). The Backside of the Wasatch picked up more than two feet of wet, base-building snow, including 30 inches at Park City Mountain Resort and 32 inches at Canyons. Thanks to all the new snow, many Utah resorts will be opening this week, including:
Brighton (Tuesday, Nov. 13)
Solitude (Wednesday, Nov. 14)
Alta (Friday, Nov. 16)
Brian Head (Friday, Nov. 16)
Snowbird (Saturday, Nov. 17)
Park City Mountain Resort (Saturday, Nov. 17)
California resorts were also slammed by Brutus with Squaw Valley and Mammoth picking up two feet of snow; Boreal received 22 inches. Cold temperatures have also allowed resorts to make snow, including Bear Mountain, which opened for the season on Monday, Nov. 12. The Southern California resort opened the season with a full terrain park setup. Nearby Snow Summit also opened for the season on Monday, November 12.
A number of California resorts are also scheduled to open this week, including:
Heavenly (Wednesday, Nov. 14)
Northstar (Friday, Nov. 16)
China Peak (Saturday, Nov. 17)
Sugar Bowl (Saturday, Nov. 17)
Colorado resorts were also blessed by Brutus, including 15 inches at Winter Park, eight inches at Copper Mountain and Keystone, seven inches at Arapahoe Basin, six inches at Breckenridge and four inches at Loveland. A number of Colorado resorts are also scheduled to open this week, including:
Winter Park (Wednesday, Nov. 14)
Wolf Creek (Wednesday, Nov. 14)
Eldora (Friday, Nov. 16)
Vail (Friday, Nov. 16)
Photos: Top: Dylan Crossman gets deep in preparation for Alta's opening day / McKenna Peterson photo.
Colorado's Winter Park Resort received more than a foot of new snow / Winter Park Photo
Canyons resort picked up 32 inches from Brutus / Canyons Photo
Tons of snow at Utah's Snowbird / Snowbird Photo