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The top of the Tram at 11,000 feet, Snowbird, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah USA
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The top of the Snowbird Tram in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah is on Hidden Mountain at 11,000 feet. The bottom of the lowest lift is at 7,760 feet. Snowbird is located on 2,500 acres, one mile down the Canyon from Alta, Utah, one of the most famous ski resorts in the world. The mountains around Snowbird average approximately 500 inches of low-density, "dry" Utah powder annually, caused in part by the ideal geography and a phenomenon called Lake Effect from the Great Salt Lake to west, Little Cottonwood Canyon powder is known worldwide. Little Cottonwood Canyon is U shaped from ancient glacier action. The heights of the Canyon are such that there are snow banks and small ice fields year round. Silver was found in the mountains back in 1869 causing a mining boom that produced more than $3.8 million in silver. During the mining phase, 8,000 people lived and worked in Little Cottonwood Canyon, which had two smelters, 138 homes, hotels, boarding houses, stores and even a railroad. The entire town was later destroyed by a series of avalanches.
Copyright: James L. Tanner
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Uploaded: 17/09/2011
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Tags: snowbird; little cottonwood canyon; ski; resort; mountains; tram; mining; silver
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Utah is a state located in the westcentral region of the United States of America.  Utah is the 13th largest state by area, ranks 34th by population and 10th by population density of the 50 United States.  Utah was the 45th state to be admitted into the Union, on January 4, 1896. Utah is landlocked, being bordered by the states of Idaho to the north, Wyoming to the northeast, Nevada on the west, Colorado on the east and Arizona to the south.  Utah is very mountainous and is a popular outing destination of the outdoorsman.  The state population is about 2.82M with 95% being Caucasian, 2.4% Asian, 1.7% Native American and 1.3% Black. The state capital and largest city is Salt Lake City.Source: wikipedia