Two to three feet of snow fell, prompting the first Utah Avalanche Center warning of the season. The status was downgraded to moderate Dec. 11, but backcountry travelers still should be extra careful of steep slopes and avalanche runout areas. Our snowpack isn't quite stable. Alta Ski Area received 34 inches; Brighton Ski Resort checked in with 32 inches; Snowbird Ski Resort and The Canyons saw 23 inches; and Solitude Mountain Resort received more than 28 inches, just to refresh your drooling mouths. Brighton Ski Resort estimated 2,000 snow-hungry riders hit their slopes Saturday, Dec. 8. Utah avalanche information is available by calling toll free 888-999-4019 or on the Internet at