46 days into ski season Snowbird reports 300 inches of snow

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Snowbird. (Photo: Snowbird)

Snowbird averages 500 inches of snow during the entire ski season, but just 46 days into winter operations the resort is reporting a whopping 300 inches of snow.

That measurement was made on January 14 at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday's snowfall will make that number climb.

Dave Fields, Snowbird president and general manager said:

Considering our two snowiest months are ahead of us, it’s amazing to have already received 60 percent of our average snowfall. The skiing has been incredible and so has the effort of our team of employees here at Snowbird who have been working day and night to deliver it for our guests.

Last year, Snowbird celebrated 700 inches of snow in May.

In a press release, Snowbird stated:

Guests driving to Snowbird are encouraged to arrive in properly-equipped vehicles for winter driving conditions. Four-wheel-drive vehicles with dedicated snow tires are highly recommended for travel in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Please obey all traffic warnings and posted signs from the Utah Department of Transportation. Alternative means to driving include the use of the Snowbird R.I.D.E. app, which facilitates carpool caravans to the resort, or electing to ride a UTA ski bus to and from Snowbird. Snowbird season passholders and IKON passholders enjoy free access to dedicated UTA ski bus routes.