It is also a beautiful area, and well worth a trip for either backcountry skiing or cross country skiing at North Fork Park.
|Looking east from Ben Lomond Peak across the Ogden Valley toward Powder Mountain and James Peak. The|
Ben Lomond Trail SNOTEL is on the lower snow-covered slopes in the foreground on this day.
This year, however, is another story. The snowpack at Ben Lomond Trail never reached even half of its average peak, it ripened (meaning it warmed to a constant temperature through depth of 0ºC) in early March, and it is melting fast this week. The snowpack SWE through this morning was about 2 inches, with a loss of about 0.7 inches per day the past three days.