the deepest winter in Alta's 85-year history.
Alta is a place where the end of Highway 210 gives way to the snow. That's right, the snow. As one of the snowiest places in the world and the birthplace of North American avalanche forecasting and mitigation, we’re used to snow—and a lot of it. However, this winter was different. This winter delivered endless powder days and a historically deep winter that has since buried all other Alta snowfall records. There are not enough superlatives to describe a winter filled to the brim with 903 inches of snow.
For those of you who had the privilege to experience this winter, you will hold onto fond memories that will never be forgotten. For those skiers who didn't make the journey to Alta this winter, we have a collection of images to help you relive Alta's winter from the never-ending digging out to snorkel-deep powder turns to the Interlodge chess games.
191 days and 903 inches later, it’s safe to say that this season is something that we never could have expected.
Alta Ski Area recorded its first snow on October 22nd and averaged 4.7 inches of snow per day through April 30th. The 903 inches of snow was the most snow recorded at the Collins Study Plot—topping the previous record of 748 inches from the 1981–82 season by 155 inches.
- Snowiest season on record: 903 inches
- Deepest settled snow depth: 248 inches
- Single-snowiest month (March 2023): 229 inches