I'll give you a hint. It's neither Alta nor Snowbird.
Nor is it anywhere in the central Wasatch (and this is not fake news!).
It's Ben Lomond Peak, just to the northeast of Ogden. In fact, for a given elevation, the area around Ben Lomond Peak and the north Ogden Valley is the snowiest place in the state at present and climatologically.
|Source: Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth|
Impressive, but let's look at the real king of Utah snow. At the Ben Lomond Trail SNOTEL, at a lowly elevation of 5829 ft, more than 3000 feet lower than Alta-Collins and the Snowbird SNOTEL, the snow depth at noon MST today was 99 inches (it was over 100 earlier!). That's right. 99 inches of snow at under 6000 feet elevation. The snowpack snow water equivalent was 25.4 inches.
Now let's go a little higher, to the Ben Lomond Peak SNOTEL at 8000 ft where the snow depth at noon today was 170 inches (Correction: There is a problem with the Ben Lomond Snow Depth - it anomalously jumped from 134 to 170 today - see comments below), with a snowpack water equivalent of 44 inches. Those numbers dwarf Alta-Collins and the Snowbird SNOTEL.
So sorry Altaholics. Get off your high horse as you aren't even close to the snowiest spot in Utah at present.
Although this year Ben Lomond is doing especially well, if one looks at long-term averages and uses a boxing analogy, it is pound for pound the snowiest place in Utah. For its elevation, it's the snowiest place in Utah.