The canyon had been closed all morning for Avalanche control but is now open, chains are required on tires or 4x4. Doesn't mean the road is in good condition mind you, TAKE THE BUS!
Even employees can't get there if the road is closed so now they have to open the lifts and do any new Avalanche control left to be done on the mountain. It may be frustration for some I understand but this is what comes with having such great snowfall this year!
Those coming to Alta tomorrow 1/30 and Sunday 1/31 please be advised we are expecting an epic winter storm. The national weather service has issued a winter weather warning and predicting 10-20 inches with winds up to 20- 35 mph and gusts up to 60 mph. The snow predictions are OFTEN low.
For those unfamiliar, Alta's geographical location and topography combined make the weather here truly unpredictable. The canyon "funnels" weather straight to Alta. Weather apps on your phone cannot be relied upon, only eye witness accounts and the NWS can be trusted. Please call ahead and monitor canyon alerts online before departing.
The road leading to Alta can be intimidating under the best conditions and perilous in this type of weather. Please plan to take the bus up even if only as a precaution and be aware there is a high likelihood the road may close entirely for lengths of time for Avalanche control. I would strongly advise making arrangements to stay at the top Saturday night if possible.
Please please be careful!
Coming for Sundance is the BEST time to hit the slopes. It's wide open every single year and I have been coming for 15 years. Snow is great. Still tons of pow off of 9990. Canyons is way better than pcmr.