Salt Lake City, Utah— Ready to say goodbye to mild winter weather and welcome some precipitation, skiers are eagerly anticipating Sunday night’s snowfall.
“I think we’re all ready for a little bit more winter,” said Sarah Sherman with Snowbird Ski Resort.
“Pray to the snow gods,” said Greyson Granley. “Hope they bless us with some snow.”
Granley and other skiers said they’ve spotted a few accidents since icy slopes make it hard for skiers to keep a good grip.
“A lot of slides,” he said. “Like a lot of people sliding into other people.”
“Slopes are a little icy, to be honest,” said Mike O’Mara, visiting from the east coast. “We could really use a fresh dump of snow out here.”
The Beaver area is the only region above-average at 116%. A majority of the state’s snowpack sits below median levels.
The state started the new year with all areas above-average.
According to Granley, this ski season is going to be a short one.
“I don’t think it’s going to last as long as it usually does,” he said. “A couple of years ago I was skiing up here, it lasted ‘til the Fourth of July. I don’t think we’re going to get to May.”
“Looking back at last season this time exactly, we were coming out of our 60-hour interlodge with 100 inches of snow in one week,” said Sherman. “So every season presents its own challenges.”
UDOT is advising skiers and snowboarders to be ready for the traction law to go into effect Monday.