**While warming temperatures and scattered rains threaten to wipe much of the snow that accumulated in the East this week, the west—particularly Utah and Colorado—is getting hammered. Utah resorts are reporting as much as a foot of fresh snowfall Thursday morning, with plenty more on the way. “This cycle could bring as much as 20 inches before the weekend’s out,” says Jessica Kunzer of Ski Utah. Colorado is also knee-deep in fluffy stuff. Here’s how to take advantage:
Ski Six Resorts in One Day
Bragging rights don’t get much better than this: To ski six Park City area resorts in a single day, enlist a guide on the Ski Utah Interconnect Tour–who will provide the security clearance to drop ropes and jump lines in the course of skiing Deer Valley, Park City, Brighton, Solitude, Alta, and Snowbird. The routes are almost entirely backcountry, but you don’t need skins or telemark skis. With a combination of lifts and judicious traversing you can link up with insanely fun powder runs, an average of two at each ski area. ($250, including lunch, equipment, and return transportation; skiutah.com)
For that Mogul-Lover in You
- Nat Geo Expeditions
This weekend marks the second of Bob Barne’s two bump camps at Mary Jane at Winter Park Resort, where more than half of the 12,060-foot mountain’s 95 skiable acres are covered in moguls the size of VW Beetles. During the camp, Colorado’s famed mogul guru and some handpicked instructors work with groups divided by skill level, starting with indoor sessions and progressing through video stance analysis and lots of skiing. ($499; skiwinterpark.com).
Photograph by Craig DiPietro of Alta,Utah, courtesy of Ski Utah