Utah makes a bold claim when they market the Wasatch Mountains as having “The Greatest Snow on Earth”. Although this will always be a subjective topic, many who have experienced a bottomless Utah powder day tend to agree. With some quick research, you may find that we don’t have the deepest or the driest snow, but what really makes snow so great anyway? If you were to look at a spectrum from Sierra cement, to mashed potatoes, to blower pow, the real question is “Where is the sweet spot”? Legendary Avalanche Expert and Skier, Ed LaChapelle, sums it up well saying, “The best deep powder skiing is not found in the lightest snow, but rather in snow with enough ‘body’ to provide good flotation for the running ski.”
Our good friends over at Ski Utah have put together a wonderful visual of what the Wasatch Mountains of Utah have to offer. Take a look here, http://visual.ly/why-utah-has-greatest-snow-earth . If you are not sold on our high desert lake effect snow, then I suppose you will have to come find out for yourself. You can watch our weather and time your trip by checking out our local meteorologist and powder expert, Evan Thayer, at http://www.wasatchsnowforecast.com/ .