Powder Alert – Powderchasers posts another storm scoop for the week

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 8, 2010 7:24 am

Another storm activity update from our friends at Powderchasers.com.  Powder Steve is the man who spend his time chasing after powder and reporting where the powder is going to be.  He’s been doing it a while now and i miss the good old days of seeing him on the tram and taking a few deeeep runs together.  Keep it up Steve!

Powder Alert!

Yesterday took many by surprise as many of the Colorado resorts saw up to 16 inches including Vails back bowls and many of the resorts along I-70. I jumped in the car at 5AM for the ultimate last minute chase! Heavy snow is on the way for the Rockies, and Northwest especially later this week as some areas will measure in feet by Sunday in some spots.

The Northwest still is in need of a monster dump that will edge snow totals over 100 inches YTD and by Friday deep powder will be available to anyone that is there especially at Baker however Crystal won’t be too far behind. Snow will begin today with high snow levels and lower to 2,000 feet by Friday morning where 6-10 inches are expected every 24 hours until Saturday morning. The best and deepest day with light density snow should be Friday! Snow totals will be between 24-35 inches by Saturday morning.

The Northern Rockies will see light snow Wed/Thursday with moderate to heavy snow beginning in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming by Friday which will turn heavy Friday night. The bulk of the moisture should end up in central Idaho (Sun Valley), Grand Targhee Wyoming, and the Wasatch by Saturday morning. Jackson will see slightly less but still in the 11-18 inch range. In Utah this storm will favor the Southern Wasatch (Alta, Snowbird, Brighton) where storm totals will be in the 11-15 inch ranch with higher amounts possible? Colorado will see snow begin late Friday night or even early Saturday morning favoring the Vail Valley, Steamboat, and areas along I-70 and Central Colorado. My best guess for Colorado resorts is in the 8-11 inch range?

The Chase?

Thursday: High elevation powder in the Northwest, storm ski Baker, Crystal
Friday: Storm ski low density powder in the Northwest or moderate snow in Idaho and Wyoming where snow will be falling during the day.

Saturday: Hit the Southern Wasatch, Targhee or Jackson as snow continues during the day. Storm skiing in Colorado with Steamboat getting deeper by noon and Vail by 3pm.

Extended Powder?

High pressure builds in for the Rockies early next week however there is a hint of the ridge breaking down by mid to late NEXT WEEK bringing a high chance of snow for day 7-10 of the forecast period.

Enjoy the POW