With a storm total of 26″ and 13″ falling in the past 24 hours the skiing at Alta today was exceptionally dank. For a weekend pow day the lift lines weren’t too bad, either. The morning started out a bit sluggish but by 11am the line died out completely. It dumped from opening to close supplying fresh refills throughout the day. Alta Ski Patrol opened the Backside gate sometime around noon and it was definitely the place to be. The viz was ruff but the snow was so deep and soft it really didn’t matter. The forecast for tomorrow looks amazing but make sure you layer up as the wind speeds are predicted to reach 90mph and above. Ouch!