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Snow Report

Is there snow in the Alps? 

Snow in the Alps

Rumors of scant snow in Europe have been circulating, and news headlines have only increased the hype. However, recent reports—including updates from our own man on the ground—have verified that skiing conditions in the Alps are good! “We’re in good shape,” reported John Frasca, VP of international sales at Ski.com, who just returned from the French Alps. Frasca skied […]

East Coast ski resorts receive two feet of snow from Nor’Easter 

It's a winter wonderland at Killington Resort today | Photo: Killington, Dec. 12, 2014

There has been a lot of chatter about the monster storm sweeping across the West Coast and the Sierras, but all the way across the country, East Coast ski resorts were pummeled by a moisture-heavy Nor’Easter earlier this week. The clouds are starting to clear today, and OpenSnow East Coast forecasters predict that skiers and […]

Jackson Hole tram to open Friday with 100 inches of snow 

Jackson Hole Tram

Where’s the best snow in the U.S. right now? It might be in Jackson Hole. With more than 100 inches of snow covering the Tetons (and 80 inches of new snow in the last three weeks!), Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is preparing to open 100% of its terrain this Friday along with the Aerial Tram and […]

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 […]

More Snow in Europe: up to 43 inches reported 

40 cms fell on Avoriaz during the night of Nov. 5 | Photo: Avoriaz Ski Resort

Another big storm is bearing down on ski resorts in the French, Swiss and Italian Alps, and we’re seeing some impressive photos of the resulting accumulations. The storm started on Tuesday and has already outperformed the original forecast. Read on to see which resorts received the biggest snow totals so far. Flakes flew in downtown Chamonix the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Video: Massive Controlled Avalanche at Stevens Pass 

Stevens Pass controlled avalanche

We’re quite familiar with the danger of back-country skiing and snowboarding, and — like most snow-sports enthusiasts — we’ve witnessed the stories, the photos,  and the videos of the incredible destruction that’s possible when conditions align and massive avalanches occur. Stevens Pass, located in the Pacific Northwest, received more than 10 feet of snow in […]

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

Aspen powder day

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 […]