Alta, Brighton among latest Utah ski resorts to break all-time snowfall records

Resorts across Utah have set new highs during this historic season.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Mounds of snow bury a street sign on Guardsman Pass Rd, near Brighton Ski Resort, on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023.

The snow just keeps on coming in Utah, with more storms forecasted later this week as March draws to a close. Meanwhile, the Beehive State’s famous ski resorts continue to break snowfall records, with some recently extending their seasons as a result.

Here is a list of the resorts that have broken all-time records this season. All snow data was compiled on Monday using the resort websites, Ski Utah and SnoCountry.com.

Alta: 759 inches

Alta is one of three Utah resorts this year to reach the so-called 700 Club, a moniker used when a report eclipses 700 inches of snow in a single season. It reached 500 inches just last month. The previous record there was 748 inches in 1981-82.

Brighton: 778 inches

Another member of the 700 Club this season. Brighton and Alta reached 600 inches earlier this month. Over the weekend, Brighton announced it had topped its all-time record.

Cherry Peak: 387 inches

This Richmond resort might not boast the numbers of an Alta, Brighton or Solitude, but it has still received a ton of snow in its own right. Operations Director Dustin Hansen said that over the last eight years, the most snowfall at Cherry Peak was 327 inches.

Deer Valley: 538 inches

This resort broke its record about two weeks ago. The previous record was 484 inches, which was set during the 2016-17 season.

Park City: 549 inches

The 549 figure is the average between Ski Utah and SnoCountry data. Just five days ago, the resort eclipsed 500 inches, marking the snowiest season “in 49 years of record-keeping,” per a Twitter post from the resort.

Snowbasin: 504 inches

The Weber County resort beat a record set in the 1981-82 season, which is widely considered one of Utah’s best ever. The previous best mark at Snowbasin was 475 inches.

Solitude: 703 inches

The third of the 700 Club this season in Utah, a mark reached in the last 24 hours. It has never in recorded history reached 700 inches, per a Tweet from the resort.

Eagle Point: 361 inches

The resort in Beaver surpassed its previous record of 360 inches set in May 2013, a spokesperson for the resort said early Tuesday morning. It should be noted that both Ski Utah and SnoCountry currently have Eagle Point at 359 inches for the season. But with more snow in the forecast, those figures will rise.


Snowbird has reached 698 inches of snow this season, per Ski Utah and SnoCountry, although the resort’s official website reports the figure as 705 inches. Either way, it should officially become the fourth in the 700 Club imminently.

But Snowbird still has not yet reached its highest snowfall ever. That all-time record is 783 inches, per Communications Manager Sarah Sherman. That mark was reached in the 2010-11 season. To date, this season has been Snowbird’s third-snowiest.

Brian Head is at 377 inches, said Amber Palmer, the resort’s marketing manager. Ski Utah and SnoCountry clock it at 366. Regardless, that is not a record — yet. Palmer said the resort hasn’t passed 400 inches since the 2018-19 season, but that there is a chance it happens this season.