Powder Update: Heavy Dumps Across the Northwest, Northern Idaho & Wyoming from Sunday PM to Monday AM

POWDERCHASERS is on the full chase currently at the Teton Springs Lodge in Victor Idaho (1/2 way between Jackson and Grand Targhee) (Tell them Powderchasers sent you for a killer discount).   6-8 inches of fresh POW fell for opening lifts today at Targhee and new terrain openings put them at nearly 100%. Light snow fell over the Wasatch, Rain over Lake …

Powder Alert: November Closes Out with High Elevation Snow in the West

UPDATE:  We have the moisture slamming the West Coast this week, however a lack of cold air is keeping snow levels above base areas (4500 to 5,000 feet) in the Northwest.   4-7 inches of base building will take place every 24 hours at upper elevations of most NW resorts through Saturday. FINALLY cold air drops the snow level in the Northwest …

Powder Alert: Northern Idaho, Wyoming, Montana into Sunday & Welcome Pattern Change Ahead for the Rockies & Sierras

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and while the Rockies has not seen significant snow in the past 7 days the extended looks more promising.  The headlines of the week include over 59 inches at Whistler up in BC, and 2-3 feet in the Cascades with a decent amount of advanced terrain already open at many resorts …

Powder Alert: After 2 Feet of Pow in the Sierra, All Eyes are Glued on the Pacific Northwest Where 3-4 Feet Might Fall This Week!

SYNOPSIS:   The Sierra received up to 2 feet over the past 2 days however all attention this week is on the Pacific Northwest!  Snow is currently falling at or below most base elevations with Crystal Mountain reporting 12 inches at Green Valley this afternoon.  Snow will continue heavy at times through Monday night with rising snow levels …

Powder Alert: 50+ Inches of Snow Slams the Wasatch of Utah, More on the Way for Thanksgiving

Little Cottonwood Canyon Utah November 11th, 2012 Impressive snowfall totals as high as 4 feet in Utah and 18 inches in the Sierra as well as the Southern San Juans (18 inches at Wolf Creek and perhaps more at Silverton) have blessed many areas with hints of early openings at both Alta andSnowbird for this week. Grand Targhee in Alta Wyoming ended up …

Powderchaser Forecast: 50 Degree Temperature Drop & Up to 2 Feet of Snow Expected in Many Areas of the West

Since my last post earlier in the week all cards are coming together for a major winter storm especially for northern Montana (15-20 inches) Wasatch range of northern Utah (18-25 inches) and to a slightly lesser degree for the San Juans (14-18), and Central Colorado (8-12).  The Sierra will pick up 7-12 tonight and another 4-8 over the next several days.  There …

Powder Alert: Snow is Going to Pile Up in the West

Lots of red on the map today as a widespread event will spread across the Sierra and Rockies later this week.  We are not talking election red but instead POWDER ALERTS which are up for many areas of the West!  This gets me fired up for some good base building however most of the snow will be light density making …

Powder Forecast: Winter Returns to the West Next Week! A “Nor Easter” Edges into New England by Wednesday!

We don’t talk about North Carolina very often but Sugar Mountain deserves some kudos for opening on Halloween (Earliest in history) with 2 runs, 15-30 inch base, and 9 inches fresh in the past 72 hours.  West Virginia reaped the rewards of Sandy with up to 2-3 feet in many of the mountain ranges with folks already attempting to get …

14 Day Powder Forecast: Special Statement on Hurricane Sandy

Currently it is still snowing in Northern Montana, Idaho and along the Canadian border (Rogers Pass) where 4-8 inches of snow are likely today however the bigger news is the recap from last week!Deepness was welcomed in both the Northern Sierra, Wasatch, Tetons (Highest elevations only), and to a lesser extent areas in Colorado from I-70 and …

3-4 Feet has Blessed the Northern Sierra and Up to 10 Inches at Upper Elevations of the Tetons and More Snow Moves in for the West and Rockies Through Thursday!

Powder continues to pile up in the Sierra with a short break this evening after 3-4 feet has fallen at upper elevations and 2-3 feet at base areas.   The northern Sierra will see another moderate wave tonight from 11 PM to 5AM with an additional 5-9 inches before most of the energy moves east into the Wasatch.   Jackson Hole Mountain Resort reaped the …

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