With ski areas in the western USA, particularly California and Utah, posting huge snowfall totals this winter, it's perhaps no surprise that all-time records are starting to be broken.
Deer Valley in Utah has now officially surpassed its previous all-time seasonal snowfall record and is celebrating by extending their ski season by an extra week.
Fresh snow received throughout the day on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, pushed the season's total depth to 485" – more than 40 feet – which surpassed the previously held record of 484" recorded during the 2016-2017 winter season.
"The historic snowfall has officially made this season our snowiest on record with over a month of skiing left. These incredible conditions also created our longest season by being able to extend ski operations beyond both our planned opening and closing days," said Deer Valley Resort President & COO Todd Bennett, who added, "I am grateful to our dedicated staff who have kept the mountain operating and guests smiling. They've maintained their unparalleled service and commitment to teamwork through the challenging weather conditions this year."
Chairlifts on Deer Valley's Bald Eagle and Bald Mountain will now continue spinning beyond the resort's original closing day through Sunday, April 23, 2023, conditions permitting.