1/16/17: Where is it snowing in the Alps + Japan? 

Engleberg Titlis Switzerland snow

We love reporting good snow news and there’s been a lot of that lately, especially for Western U.S. skiers and riders. But, they’re not the only ones! The weekend brought a snow-laden storm to the northwestern and northern Alps, and it’s still snowing! Hokkaido is also enjoying its legendary “Japanuary” conditions. In fact, we currently […]

1/3/2017: Where is it snowing in Europe? 

ski resort europe st anton

Many European resorts are getting excited for not one, but two winter storms descending along the northern Alps of Switzerland and Austria. According to wepowder, between nine and 40 inches could fall over the next six days throughout targeted areas. Accumulation is starting off slow today but will intensify early Wednesday, bringing in at least 20 inches of […]

12/14/2016: Where is it snowing? 

Photo: Mt. Bachelor Resort

Storms last week across much of the Western U.S. and British Columbia made for some awesome powder days and with more storm clouds rolling in, the fun is just beginning. According to OpenSnow, many Western U.S. resorts are expecting daily snowfall throughout rest of the week (30-plus inches for many areas), and British Columbia resorts should see […]

Winter is coming to Colorado + Tetons 

Colorado snow, Vail snow, Aspen snow, OpenSnow forecast

While British Columbia and the Alps have enjoyed record-breaking, early-season snow, the Western U.S. has been a little, well, quiet. But no longer. A snow storm has the Colorado Rockies and Wyoming Tetons in its sights, starting tonight. Looking ahead, there’s more good snow news for the end of the month and into early December, […]

Feet of snow forecasted for British Columbia this week 

Today, what is calling a “vigorous frontal system” made landfall over British Columbia. The flakes are already flying at Whistler Blackcomb, providing even more base-making material for the resort, which is just 21 spins around the sun from opening day. Plus, all this new, early-season snow is setting up the lucky winner of our Whistler Blackcomb […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

September snow in Canada 

Sept. 6 snow at Kicking Horse

While you were making marinades and firing up your grill last week, Canadian ski resorts were being pummeled by three back-to-back storms. Ski resorts in British Columbia and Alberta received measurable snowfall at high elevations. Check out the photos below, which were posted by Whistler Blackcomb, Kicking Horse, Revelstoke, and Banff and Lake Louise prior to the […]

3/4/15: Where did it snow in the Western U.S.? 

Aspen snow, Snowmass snow

For Colorado, New Mexico and Utah powder-hungry skiers and snowboarders, March has certainly come in like a lion snow leopard. Two strong storm systems, which also brought one to three feet of snow to Mammoth and the Lake Tahoe ski resorts, barreled across much of the Western U.S. within the past seven to 10 days. The […]

3/3/15: Where did it snow in California? 

snow mammoth, Mammoth snow

It’s time for California skiers and snowboarders to put away the headbands and spring-skiing duds and breakout the Gore-Tex again; winter has returned to the Sierras! Thanks to two cold, snow-producing storm systems that moved across California and much of the Western U.S., many California resorts have reported one to three feet of new snow within the […]

Aspen Snowmass announces early opening 

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 […]