So we had our first really major winter storm last night. It started rolling in mid-afternoon … by the time I left work about 5:00, there was about an inch of snow on the ground, but it was falling hard.

People forget how to drive when it’s snowing. Lots of accidents out on the road, so it took me about 90 minutes to get home on surface streets. Both of the Cottonwood Canyons were closed; Little because of an avalanche (still not sure if it was a controlled avalanche, or if the snow just cut loose), and Big just because of how much snow there was.

We ended up with about 4 inches at my house down in the valley, so I suspect that they probably got close to 2 feet up at the resorts! Now, I just need to scrounge enough cash for lift tickets so I can go up this weekend … and since it’s currently -4° at Solitude, some slightly warmer temperatures would be nice as well; let’s at least have double-digit positives!

Update: Just got the Powder Alert from Brighton … 19 inches of fresh snow. Base is now at 77 inches!