Find a list of your saved stories here

Spring Snow Falls On Wasatch Front

Spring Snow Falls On Wasatch Front

Save Story

Save stories to read later

Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

Coco Warner reporting A busy day for Utah's highway patrol and ski patrol, as soft spring snow covered the Wasatch front.

Rourke McMorris/Utah Highway Patrol: "I guess it is a little bit of a surprise to have this much snow this time of year."

Kevin Jacob/Snowbird: "It's the best snow we've had in over a month!"

This March the weather pattern seems to be quite a bit different, going out like a lion. Today's winter-like conditions may have caught those ready for Spring off guard.

Earlier today, the snow was really coming down hard. Utah ski resorts welcome the spring snow. The more the better!

But for some Utah drivers, today's storm may have been too much of a good thing.

Spring fever quickly turned into a Winter's chill for the driver of one vehicle. She was headed west on I-80, when she slid off the highway.

Rourke McMorris/Utah Highway Patrol: "Looks like she became airbourne and went about 25 feet in the air, hit the embankment on the other side and hit the ditch." None of the drivers' injuries are life-threatening.

Weather also played a roll in a rollover on I-215 at 1600 West.

Rourke McMorris/Utah Highway Patrol: "They're thinking it's March, not going to need to worry about driving in snow conditions, mostly going to worry about rain. But here we have a lot of snow coming down today."

While this winter weather is bad for driving, it's great for skiing. At Snowbird, boarders and skiers alike are enjoying all of this new snowfall.

Dawn Tavis/Snowboarder: "Can't complain for March, I'll say that for sure. It's fun snow, a little bit wet. But it's been great overall. It's nice to hve this storm finally. It's been a little bit dry this past month."

Laura Schaffer/Snowbird: "We've had a foot and a half of snow since the storm started. So that put us over 400 inches. We have a 12 foot base right now, so there's so much snow out there right now. And people are skiing powder and they're happy about it."

Happy, once they make it to the mountain. Four wheel drive or chains were required to head up the canyons today. But once there, you could expect plenty of white stuff.

Laura Schaffer/Snowbird: "The locals are filling the buses up. They're filling the parking lots and they're up here out on the mountain really enjoying themselves."

Drew Anderson/Visiting skier: "We're from the northwest where there hasn't been any snow, so we came over here. It's like.. amazing."

Snowbird is scheduled to remain open until Memorial Day.

Most recent Utah stories

Related topics



Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast