Utah Snowboarder Finds Fresh Powder In The Backcountry

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An unfortunate dry spell has embattled antsy Utah skiers and snowboarders for the past week or so, leading to delayed opening dates at ski resorts.

Thankfully, the tables have turned as they often do in the Wasatch. This weekend, a storm rolled into Utah, depositing loads of the white stuff.

Here's proof featuring snowboarder Justin Morgan shared on Powderchasers Instagram page.

I don't know about you, but this video made me feel things. The plurality is important: over where I live, the hills are mostly bare, and the forecast reads "partly cloudy" for the foreseeable future.

Thus, I'm left wrangling mixed emotions. Excitement, blended with a bit of vicarious lust, leads the charge, followed by a touch of jealousy. I can't help it, y'know? I see people riding powder, and I'm excited for them, but I also want to be them.

Predictably, the snowy reset was good news for Utah's ski resorts. Alta Ski Area, which recently announced an opening day delay, is once again blanketed in fresh snow. So, too, is Alta's neighbor Snowbird, which shared yesterday that it received 13 inches of snow and counting.

Related: Alta Ski Area Forced To Delay Opening Day

Alta plans to reevaluate opening day plans this week, as do other Utah resorts like Snowbasin.

At the risk of jinxing this welcome storm, it seems winter's back in Utah -- a hypothesis backed by NOAA's weeklong forecast, which calls for continued cold temperatures up canyon. Here's to a fruitful early-season for our Utah friends.

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