|How bad is the skiing in Utah right now? Actually, this isn't|
from Utah, but it is a great photo. Source: dailydawdle.com
According to the snowfall history at alta.com, 84" has fallen so far this season. This includes 18" in October, 58.5" in November, and 7.5" so far in December. Averages are 30.9" in October, 62.8" in November, and 40.6" for half of December, for a total of 134.3". Thus, we've had about 62.5% of the average snowfall for the season to date.
That's pretty bad, but it ain't nothing compared to The Year That Must Not Be Named. According to data records at the Western Region Climate Center, the 1976/77 ski season was a disaster. Only 7.5" fell in October, 12.5" in November, and 14" in all of December. Can you even fathom that? Seasonal snowfall through the month of December of only 34".
In The Year That Must Not Be Named, snowfall for the entire season was only 280", although there were three days with missing data in January, so actual snowfall could have been somewhat higher. In any event, that's a pretty lousy year by Utah standards, which I'm sure was made worse by unbearable pollution in the Salt Lake Valley.