The Sierra Nevada frequently do some serious damage to landfalling weather systems, leaving on the leftovers for Utah.
That is the case today and tonight as a trough moves through Utah and we see some of the scraps from the storm that impacted the Sierra.
That storm, however, dumped 33" in 24 hours on Homewood, 25" at Kirkwood, and 20" at Squaw Valley, so in this case, there's nothing wrong with leftovers. In addition, conditions are ideal for producing the cold smoke. Our algorithms suggest much of the event will produce snow with a water content of 5% or less.