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Snowboarders, skiers flock to mountains after storm brings over 14 inches of snow

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Alta, Utah – Snowstorm dumped several inches of snow in the mountains on Monday night.

Although Alta Ski Area isn’t officially open yet, snowboarders like Luke Paster, Carter Johnson, and Luke Jones couldn’t resist the fresh powder on Tuesday.

“All the boys were kinda like, ‘Yo, we should pack up and go tomorrow, let’s get up early,’” Jones said.

“We’re getting out there, we’re having fun. I mean, snow is awesome, it brings joy,” Johnson said.

“I love snowboarding so I’m very happy to be here and just seeing everything like this in the wintertime just puts a smile on my face,” Paster said.

The friends said they’re on fall break right now and “stoked to be here,” in the mountains.

The snowstorm brought 14 inches of fresh, fallen snow to Alta. “It’s a lot of snow. During the winter we may get more, but 14 inches in 24-hours, that’s a good powder day,” said Andria Huskinson, the communication manager at Alta Ski Area.

“We got a dusting, and this is our first big snowstorm and it’s 21 inches, from Saturday,” Huskinson said.

Ski season at Alta is slated to open on Nov. 20th. While everyone is excited to take on winter activities, right now, it’s at everyone’s own risk, Huskinson said.

“Just be careful. There might be a little sharky rock that might catch and it’s not worth it to ruin your whole season,” she said.

 

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