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Utah ski resorts get first snow of the season after dry summer

Published: Saturday, Sept. 5 2015 11:13 a.m. MDT

At the foot of the lift for 9990. (Canyons Resort) At the foot of the lift for 9990. (Canyons Resort)

All 14 ski resorts in Utah got snow in the last 24 hours, for the first time in the 2012-2013 season, according to Ski Utah.

Some resorts got as much as five inches of snow, according to Ski Utah. With as dry as the 2011-2012 season was, snow lovers might be glad to hear the predictions for the upcoming season.

"Snowfall will be above normal near the Great Salt Lake and in the areas from El Paso to Detroit to Virginia Beach," according to the 2013 Farmers' Almanac.

Last season's lack of snow affected businesses in different ways.

The dry season resulted in an uptick in business and revenue for golf courses in the Salt Lake area compared to the 2010-2011 season, said Rick Graham, director of the Public Services Department.

The first snow of the 2012-13 season blankets Dreamscape at Canyons Resort. (Canyons Resort) The first snow of the 2012-13 season blankets Dreamscape at Canyons Resort. (Canyons Resort)

Adam Pulley, owner of Uinta Recreation, an outdoor company that rents snowmobiles and ATVs in Heber, said the dry winter of 2011-2012 resulted in a loss of about 60 percent of revenue for January 2012 compared to January 2011.

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