Mother Nature gets a helping hand Mike Howell and Craig Gordon prepare snowmaking equipment at Brighton Ski Resort where, officials said Friday, "we're getting everything ready so when the snow starts flying we'll be set to go skiing." Most Utah ski resorts expected 2 feet of snow from a storm Thursday night and Friday - the first major storm of the winter - but it didn't quite measure up, dumping only 10 to 16 inches on the ski slopes.