Snow reports

Canadian Dollar drops to 12-year low 

Photo: Jan. 12, 2016, Suz Graham, Whistler Blackcomb

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’s great deals. […]

Big snowstorms finally hit Alps to kick off winter 


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 

whistler snow storm

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 

Mammoth new snow

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 

Big White ski resort

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 

November snow at Revelstoke

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 […]

Alps forecasted to have a snowy 2015-16 ski season 

Last week, AccuWeather released their winter forecast for Europe, and it’s looking like it could be a great season to make a trip over the pond and ski the Alps. Plus, U.S. travelers can take advantage of favorable exchange rates. Meteorologists have picked up a large mass of cold air building over Scandinavia, which will […]

Colorado resorts approach 2015-16 opening dates with new snow 

new snow winter park

All across Ski Country, winter is rushing in. Earlier this week, Killington and Sunday River opened their slopes for the season, and now Colorado resorts are covered in a deep blanket of snow. From Wednesday night through Friday morning, a southern storm dropped about three to 15 inches across Colorado’s south and central mountains, especially […]

2015-16 opening dates at top New England ski resorts 

jay peak opening date

Ski season is already underway in the Northeast. Thanks to favorable snow-making conditions, Vermont’s Killington opened yesterday, October 18 and Maine’s Sunday River opened today, October 19. The two resorts are among the first in all of North America to start the bullwheel for the season. This impressive opening date marks one of the earliest in nearly 20 […]

October snow in Europe 

Zermatt october snow

Europe ski resorts have seen smatterings of snowfall this fall, but this week, ski resorts across the Alps were hit with a large storm that dropped solid snowfall. Social media was abuzz with stunning photos of snowy scenes in historic villages and atop iconic, Alpine peaks. We’ve collected some photos our best-selling resorts like Zermatt, Chamonix, St. […]

El Nino 2015-16 update: we’re still on track for a big one 

El Nino sst

To the delight of many skiers and snowboarders, the chance of a strong El Niño for North America continues to increase, according to scientists and forecasters. Today’s ENSO update on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) website reads: “El Niño conditions are present. Positive equatorial sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies continue across most of the […]

October snow in Colorado 

October snow at Breckenridge

In September, we saw measurable snowfall in Canada and resorts across the Western U.S. This week, temperatures dropped in Colorado, and many of our favorite ski resorts started to look a lot closer to winter than summer. October snow in Colorado is not uncommon. In fact, some locals speculate we’re still in an Indian Summer weather […]