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Snow Reports

Whistler Blackcomb announces early opening 

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Coming on the heels of Aspen Snowmass’s announcement, Whistler Blackcomb also announced today that they’ll open five days early on Nov. 22! After seeing lots of photos and videos of early-season snow that look less like November and more like February, we had a hunch the Whistler folks were pondering an earlier rope drop.  The early-opening […]

Aspen Snowmass announces early opening 

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Last week’s monster storm dropped more than 21 inches on Aspen Mountain, and cold temps kept snow guns blazing throughout the weekend. All this early snow means one thing: an early opening for Aspen Mountain! On Saturday, Nov. 22, the Silver Queen Gondola and Ajax Express will start shuttling skiers and snowboarders up Aspen Mountain […]

Snow storm hit several Western ski resorts and more expected 

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A snow storm swept through the U.S. and Canadian Rockies and Midwestern U.S. on Monday blanketing many parts of  ski country, especially Alberta, Canada, Wyoming and Colorado. Jackson Hole ended up with the better part of a foot of snow, while Beaver Creek received seven inches, Vail and Keystone received six inches, Copper, Steamboat  and Aspen Snowmass […]

Update: where is it snowing? 

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Last week was a big one for early-season snow! European ski resorts across the Alps received their first big snowfall, and North American ski resorts were prepping for big storms over the weekend. As we settle into Monday morning, here’s a recap of where the snow fell over the weekend and which ski resorts are […]

Early-season snow storm shaping up to blanket many Western ski resorts 

NOAA forecast Oct. 24, 2014

The snow dances are paying off. A snow storm is moving across the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, Northern California, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and parts of Colorado throughout the weekend. NOAA is reporting that Wyoming will likely reap the most benefits from the storm and could see up to six inches by Monday morning. Opensnow.com forecasters are […]

Ski resorts in the Alps receive first big snow 

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You’ve probably been asking the same question that has been on our minds: is it snowing in the Alps? Yes! Ski resorts across the Alps received their first major snow storm of the season. Flakes started to fall early Wednesday morning in the northeastern Alps, and the storm quickly tracked across Europe, passing through Switzerland and […]

Photos: New Snow at Ski Resorts 

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It’s a funny thing to be a skier or snowboarder. Our happiness is dependent one big factor that’s out of our control: weather.  Some might say that this reliance on unpredictable snow forecasts and actual snowfall shows that we all have a screw loose. However, if you’re hooked on skiing and snowboarding like we are, […]

September Snow: Twitter and Instagram photos of first dusting! 

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This is always an exciting time of year when the temperatures start to drop and evening rainstorms reveal snow-capped peaks in the morning. Long-range forecasts have been circulating (with lots of rumors and denials of an El Nino weather pattern), but this week, snow forecasters and ski resorts have starting to post actual new-snow photos […]

17 Ski Resorts that Historically See Above-Average Snowfall during an El Nino Winter 

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South America has already experienced a couple of El Nino storms and we’ve been chomping at the bit to discover what’s in store for North America this winter. We’re happy to report that climatologists have determined that North America’s upcoming 2014/15 winter will be affected by El Nino. Here’s the latest from NOAA: “MOST STATISTICAL […]

Breaking News: Valle Nevado is Opening Early 

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Valle Nevado announced today the ski resort is opening early on Friday, June 13, 2014, two weeks before the scheduled opening day! While El Niño weather patterns have been forecast for South America’s ski season, snowfall at Valle Nevado has already exceeded expectations. If the storm track stays loaded, Valle Nevado’s ski season could be […]

It’s Tuckerman Ravine Season 

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On spring weekends with good weather, hundreds – sometimes thousands – of skiers flock to Tuckerman Ravine, New Hampshire. This famous backcountry area is situated on the slopes of Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast, and has some of the steepest terrain anywhere in North America with sustained pitches ranging from 40 to […]

Jackson Hole receives 100 inches of snow in 22 days 

100 inches of snow in Jackson Hole

What does 100 inches of new snow in 22 days mean for Jackson Hole ski resort? It means just what you’d imagine: guaranteed incredible conditions across the entire resort, from the pucker-inducing extreme terrain like Corbet’s Couloir to the wide open blue runs off the Casper quad chair. See for yourself in this video posted […]

Where’s the best snow right now? 

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From Polar Vortexes to ice storms in the Deep South, winter weather has topped news headlines throughout January and early February. Luckily for us skiers and snowboarders, inclement weather doesn’t mean headaches; it means powder days! Here’s the inside track on which regions have reaped the rewards of back-to-back snow storms in early 2014: Colorado Ski […]

Jan. 31 Storm Totals: which resorts scored the best powder days? 

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This week’s snow storm was one for the record books, dishing out powder days across the West. Tahoe ski resorts finally received some serious snowfall; Utah, Montana and Wyoming  resorts racked up a foot or more; and several Colorado resorts reported more than two feet of snowfall in 24 hours. In an effort to share […]

New Snow Inspires New Resolutions at Big Sky Resort 

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Our friends at  Big Sky Resort started 2014 with amazing ski conditions. They’ve had new snow in the first 8 out of 10 days of the year, and the seven-day storm total is up to 22 inches with 17 inches in the last 48 hours. If you’ve experienced pristine snow across Big Sky and Moonlight Basin, which […]

Many Western ski resorts see more than a foot of snow 

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Generally speaking, December isn’t known to be a particularly snowy winter month, especially when compared to February or March, but we’re overjoyed that it’s shaping up to be just that. If you have a Rocky Mountain holiday ski vacation planned, or are considering on booking one (check out our deals), the odds of it being […]