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Based on current conditions in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Alta and @snowbird are not planning to open today, Friday, February 7th. This will be reevaluated at noon as @udotcottonwoods and resort personnel perform avalanche control work. Thanks for your patience as we attempt to manage everything Mother Nature and Old Man Winter are throwing our way.
Snowbird and Alta have both gotten over two feet of snow in the past 48 hours, and forecasts call for another foot by tomorrow. Little Cottonwood Canyon's SR-210 is closed for avalanche mitigation work, and both resort's employees and visitors are confined inside by interlodge travel restrictions.
The snow is supposed to slacken throughout Friday night, so the resorts will likely open at some point on Saturday. With three feet of untouched powder on tap, it's sure to be quite a weekend in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Smart shredders will leave plenty of time for what will almost certainly be a bumper-to-bumper drive up the canyon.
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