Powder Alert: Cascades, New England, Wasatch and Tetons

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 25, 2013 10:29 am

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48 hours at Snowbird Ski Resort

Moderate moisture will impact BC, and the northern Cascades tonight (Rising snow levels) focused from I-90 and North. Total storm accumulations will be 9-11 at Baker and 7-9 for Stevens. Crystal, Alpental, and Snoqualmie will see lower amounts (4-9).    The Powder Alert is issued for some dry density powder on Monday on top of the denser snow tonight as snow levels drop to 2,000 feet (we call that right side up snow). Snow moves into central and northern Idaho Monday evening as well as interior BC.   Best day to ride the Cascades will be Monday and for the Spokane area Monday PM into Tuesday. New England is on the back end of a storm that brought significant snow to Cape Cod and areas inland from the coast. Light snow is falling over Portland Maine and extending into the mountains in the Southeastern foothills.  New Mexico is on target for some heavy snow tonight in the Eastern sections of the State. We see Ruidoso Ski Area in the southern sections of the State near Texas as a chase spot for those die hard southwestern cowboys and cowgirls.


The Tetons see a quick shot of 4-8 inches Monday night as well as the Wasatch.  The models show higher moisture for Wyoming so Jackson or Grand Targhee might get a few unforecasted surprises?   Colorado gets another round of NW flow on Tuesday (Day storm) of 5-7 inches from I-70 and north.  Vail, Steamboat, Copper and areas on the Western side of the I-70 mountains are favored.  Tuesday could be a sneak up powder day in the Back Bowls of Vail! It seems that all of Vail’s storms this year have been surprises (Great for the locals).


The Northwest sees a few more weaker systems by mid to late week before high pressure settle into the Cascades and Rockies (Mid to later this week)..  New England will likely see a deeper storm by Wednesday morning of wet snow extending up into MA, NH, VT, and Maine.  The heaviest snow will in southern regions of all areas Wednesday/Thursday.   Amounts will most likely exceed 12 inches.

Enjoy the powder and hope you chased down some of the fluff that fell in the Rockies over the past few days.  If you are desperate for Powder head to Kansas tonight but good luck finding any steep hills?

Powderchaser Steve