Snow reports

The 2016-17 ski season has started 

Lake Louise snowmaking guru Matt Dunphy is hard at working prepping for opening day on Nov. 10 | Photo: P. Fournier, Lake Louise Ski Resort on Oct. 21, 2016

We made it! After a long summer and a variable fall, where some resorts received record-breaking snowfall and some leaned on advanced snowmaking technologies to lay winter’s foundation, we can finally say: ski season has started! Read on to learn about which ski resorts are open, are about to open, or have record-setting early-season snow. Killington opens […]

A-Basin opens Fri. + CO, WY, MT resorts receive more snow 

new snow Jackson Hole

Rejoice! Ski season has arrived in Colorado, plus North-Western U.S. resorts received more snow Arapahoe Basin to open in two days: Friday, October 21 Thanks to cold temperatures, some early-season snow and nearly two weeks of snow-making, Arapahoe Basin is opening this Friday! Last night, A-Basin received about five inches of snow at mid-mountain and […]

Big snow storms hit Europe and British Columbia 

A refuge at Monterosa Ski in Italy's Aosta valley yesterday.

Europe and Canada are getting hammered with snow right now! Read on to learn more about where it’s snowing and see photos and videos of your favorite ski resorts getting ready for winter. France/Italy receive 16+ inches of new snow; Switzerland is next In Europe, a large system has been moving across the Alps this week, […]

October snow blankets the West 

Photo: Grand Targhee

We’re just five days into October and winter has already arrived at many Western U.S. ski resorts. On Monday and Tuesday, a storm system brought cold temperatures and snow for high elevation regions across Montana, Wyoming and Utah, dropping up to a foot at some resorts. More snowfall is expected in the coming days. Jackson Hole is […]

Snowstorm arrives on the second day of fall 

Telluride showing off its autumn drama on Sept. 23| Photo: Telluride Ski Resort

Summer officially ended on Sept. 22, 2016, and—right on cue—a slow-moving storm dropped measurable snowfall on ski resorts across the Western US and Canada! We’ve compiled some of the best photos to show you how ski resorts are beginning to transform for winter. What does this September snow mean for your ski vacation? The New […]

September snow at ski resorts across the West 

Copper Mountain woke up to a beautiful dusting on Sept. 15. | Photo: Mike Looney, Copper Mountain taken on Sept. 15, 2016.

Sept. 1 was the first day of meteorological autumn, and we are already feeling the weather cool down and seeing a delicate dusting of our beloved mountain peaks. A series of autumn storms swept across the Western U.S. earlier this week. According to Meteorologist Joel Gratz of OpenSnow, snow levels dropped to 10,000-11,000 feet because the showers fell […]

August snow falls on Colorado ski resorts 

Copper Mountain August Snow

It’s still August but several Colorado ski resorts have already received their first snow dusting of the season, creating a backdrop of dreamy summer-meets-winter scenery. Check out these season-melding photos and video from Aspen Snowmass, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone, Telluride and Winter Park. First snow of the season Winter is on its way! Get expert ski-vacation advice […]

Farmers’ Almanac forecasts cold, snowy winter for East Coast 

2017 Farmer's Almanac Winter Forecast

The New Farmers’ Almanac 2017 winter weather forecast was just released, and there’s some good news for snow-starved East Coast skiers. The booklet, which has been published since 1818, is forecasting a frigid, snowy winter for much of the U.S., but conditions are expected to be above average for the Northeast and New England, as […]

Why is there so much snow in Japan? 

Japan snow, Japan sea effect snow, Japan powder

If you’ve been keeping up with the latest and greatest ski and snowboard movies, you’ve probably noticed that more and more segments are being filmed in Japan. Sure, it’s exotic and not-your-average ski experience, but what’s the real reason these production companies are schlepping their gear to the far East? Snow! Lots and lots of […]

Another big snow storm in South America 


We’re happy to share that South America is in the throws of yet another big snow storm. Over the past three days, Chilean and Argentinian ski resorts have received upwards of 3 feet of snow, and the storm isn’t over yet.  See current storm totals below and stay tuned for updates, here on the […]

Up to 9+ feet of snow hits South America 

snow in Valle Nevado Chile

Summer skiing in South America is shaping up to be one for the books! Last week and into this past weekend, the Andes were pounded with yet another big early-season snow storm. Some resorts saw more than eight feet of snow fall! See who made out best: This time, Portillo, Chile received a staggering 118 […]

El Nino expected to have positive effects on 2016 Chile snowfall 


Two weeks ago, several Chilean ski resorts, including Portillo and Valle Nevado, were blessed with uber-early snow storms. Usually, premature snow isn’t cause to get all excited for an especially powdery ski season, but that’s not the case here. According to Direccion Meteorologia de Chile, Chilean ski resorts can expect more snow in 2016 than […]