Heavy Snow Shuts Down Ski Resort, Canyons

Heavy Snow Shuts Down Ski Resort, Canyons

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(KSL/AP)-- Utah mountains are getting hit hard with snow, forcing Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons to close down for the night. A popular ski resort also shut down for the day.

Little Cottonwood Canyon was closed at 4:00 and Big Cottonwood Canyon will close at 6:00 Tuesday evening. All those currently in the canyon will have to spend the night there.

Alta ski resort closed today because of avalanche danger. The resort has received snow every day for the past two weeks, totaling more than nine feet.

Resort officials say it's rare they're forced to shut down because of too much snow.

Meanwhile, seven inches is being reported at Solitude in Big Cottonwood Canyon.

So far this season, Utah resorts have received as much as 34 feet of snow.

(The Associated Press Contributed to this Report)

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