Chasing down 120 inches in 3 states in 7 days

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 30, 2011 10:18 am

My brotha from anotha motha at powderchasers.com had himself quite a week.  Chasing down the powder is what he does and this time it took him on a 3 state adventure to find the goods.  Check it out and visit powderchasers.com for the whole scoop….

- I would safety say that I endured more face shots in 7 days than I can remember as I managed to catch over 120 inches of powder in 3 States (CA, UT, CO) coming to an epic end at Vail on Tuesday with bottomless pillows of dry snow until noon when the sun began it’s baking rights.   The TDI Jetta sport wagon plowed up Little Cottonwood Canyon like a trooper Monday and a quick chase at AM today put me on 2nd chair at VailSquaw Valley rocked last week with over 160 inches of new snow in 7 days with a ton of wind causing havoc on the upper peaks. My chase brought me to Squaw Valley where I storm skied all 3 days.  That storm moved into the Wasatch where I was in position for an epic storm ski day at Snowbird on Monday with walk on trams!  Vail sealed the chase today!   Aspen was also noteworthy from my spotters Bruce, Mike F. and Mike S. who all reported over 2 feet in spots at Snowmass and the Highlands.  More snow is on the way so keep reading.

 

Synopsis:

 

Heavy rain is over the Northwest this week with moderate snow expected in the Tetons, and Southern MT beginning late tonight into Thursday morning.  The peak snowfall rates will be from 1pm Wednesday to AM Thursday in the Tetons (6-10 inches above 8,000 feet) and about 6 hours earlier for the Montana mountains. For the whole scoop, visit powderchasers.com!

 

The Chase?  I am taking a break!

 

Wednesday PM- Thursday Morning- Tetons, Yellowstone, MT

                    Steamboat wildcard- Could be deep but wet snow?

 

Saturday- Wasatch in position for late snow

Sunday-   Wasatch- Deep day,  Crested Butte (Storm ski). 

Monday-  Wolf Creek- Front Range?

 

More snow possible next week by Tuesday?

 

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