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Snow reports

Up to 9+ feet of snow hits South America 

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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 

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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 […]

Barrage of snow storms taking aim at Western U.S. + B.C. 

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If you’ve been holding out for a last-minute powder vacation, now is the time to start planning that trip. After nearly a month of warm, dry conditions*, Ski Country is welcoming a low pressure system that is expected to stick around for several weeks and bless Western resorts with abundant snowfall. Local and national forecasters […]

Spring skiing forecast for Western U.S. 

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El Niño is winding down, but that doesn’t mean less snow, according to Onthesnow.com Warm Pacific water temperatures, indicative of a strong El Niño event, peaked around Christmas, and resulted in above normal snowfall for many Western ski resorts. Now, El Niño is beginning to cool and normal snowfall is expected to return. This means areas […]

Which ski resorts have 300+ inches of snow? 

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For many skiers and riders, snow conditions play a big part in determining where they’ll go on their ski trip. Abundant cumulative totals typically translate to a good base and allow vacationers to decide their destination with confidence. Plus, ample snowfall often means an extended season, so it’s possible to squeeze in a last-minute, late-season […]

Why is there so much snow in Japan? 

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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 […]

Canadian Dollar drops to 12-year low 

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What does the price of oil and demand in China have to do with skiing? If you’re a powder hound, it means your Canadian ski vacation just a got more affordable! The Canadian Dollar dropped to a 12-year low last week, which means U.S. skiers save an extra 25% on top of Ski.com’s great deals. […]

Big snowstorms finally hit Alps to kick off winter 

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Europe has not had the same stellar start to winter that the Western U.S. and British Columbia have enjoyed, but there are still plenty of winter days ahead. Accuweather’s long-range forecast for winter 2015-16 in the Alps noted that milder temperatures will prevail earlier in the season, but the second half of winter will be […]

Big storm drops up to 4 feet on British Columbia resorts 

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Today, skiers and riders at British Columbia ski resorts are enjoying a phenomenal, early-season powder day. Over the weekend and into yesterday, a massive snow storm made its way across British Columbia, dropping up to 50 inches at some ski resorts. The new snow freshened up the B.C. resorts that have opened for the season […]

Lake Tahoe sees over a foot of new snow in 3rd Sunday storm 

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Another big storm hit the West Coast over the weekend and dropped more than a foot of new snow to some Lake Tahoe ski resorts. The latest storm marks the third consecutive Sunday snow storm in November. The past two storms have brought anywhere from two to three feet at high elevation areas, allowing several […]

Ski resorts announce early opening days 

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With back-to-back storms streaming across North America, we’ve seen a flurry of early-opening announcements. The latest U.S. ski resort to announce an early opening day is our backyard ski area, Aspen Mountain, which will open for two days of early skiing and riding on Nov. 14 and 15. This post was updated on Nov. 19 […]

Winter’s first big storm hits ski resorts across West 

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While you turned back your clocks last weekend, winter’s first big storm started to move across the West, bringing snow to Canada, California, Wyoming, Montana and Colorado.  Scroll down to see storm updates and new-snow photos from ski resorts in the Western U.S. Note: Most ski resorts don’t post snow totals until after they’ve opened for the […]