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

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 12, 2012 9:29 am

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 with a 3 day total of 18 inches.  Most of Summit County Colorado reported between 5-8 inches freshening things up a bit for the openings at Breckenridge and already open A-Basin and Keystone.



The Northwest is seeing snow this morning with snow stakes showing between 7-11 inches at Crystal, Stevens and Baker with an additional 4-8 expected this morning into Tuesday afternoon.  Snow will continue lightly in the Northwest through Wednesday with slowly rising temperatures.  The mountains in Northern Idaho near Schweitzer will see snow continue moderately this morning into Tuesday where powder conditions will continue to improve in all areas near Spokane.

Extended outlook:   – Storms will start to roll back into the Northwest and BC by this upcoming weekend with a good likelihood that a repeat track of this last storm drops along the California Coast slamming the Sierra by next Sunday/Monday and into the Rockies by Tuesday-Thursday of next week.   This storm looks to have good potential moisture and cold air so stay tuned for what might end up being a white Turkey Day in many spots.  

Powder Buzz:  If you have snowfall totals from your area or want to report conditions feel free to post them under Powder Buzz on the homepage. If you have pictures you would like to send we would like to share them on a future post by submitting them to info@ powderchasers.com 

See you on the slopes! 

Powderchaser Steve