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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 

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Today, what Accuweather.com 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 

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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 […]

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? 

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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 

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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 […]

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 […]

Records indicate CO snowfall could be above average 

Colorado early snow, Colorado September snow,

It’s no secret that Colorado has been receiving atypical, late-season rainfall and early-season snowfall. A storm which moved through Colorado Sunday, September 22, 2013 into Monday morning, September, 23, 2013 dropped three to six inches in the high country. We caught up with Colorado Open Snow Forecaster Joel Gratz to determine why this unusual weather […]