Many Western U.S. resorts are about to receive—or in the midst of—the most bountiful series of storms of the ski season, thus far. This means multiple feet of snow for many regions. We’re talking up to 27 inches in a 24-hour period, and we’re looking at you California. Colorado resorts could see upwards of 40-plus inches of new snow by the weekend. In addition, Japan is also mid-snowstorm. Whether you’re heading to the East or West, we can all agree that there’s no better way to start off the New Year than gliding down a powder-covered mountain.

Read on to see who’s received snow so far and what this week’s forecast will bring.

California resorts are getting slammed

This is an unbelievable week for resorts in California! Snow has been falling in the tens of inches since Tuesday and will persist today, Saturday and into Monday. There will be a slight decrease Thursday and Friday with additional snow capping at eight inches around Mammoth. When more dense snow clouds move in Saturday, we potentially could see between 15 and 27 inches in a 24-hour period.

California Snowfall Forecasts
Heavenly – 58” by Monday
Kirkwood – 93” by Monday
Mammoth – 77” by Monday
Northstar at Tahoe – 54” by Monday
Squaw Valley – 69” by Monday
Sugar Bowl – 69” by Monday

A weekend of fresh powder for Colorado resorts

It has been some time since the last big snow storm blessed the Rocky Mountains with fresh powder but another huge dump has begun! Get excited for a weekend of snow surfing at all of our favorite Colorado resorts. Every resort in the state is going to get snow daily through Sunday. The greatest forecast is calling for 21 inches in just 24 hours and 43 inches by the conclusion. Wax those powder skis and boards now because come Saturday, you will want to be ready for first chair!

Colorado Snowfall Forecasts
Aspen – 33” by Friday
Beaver Creek – 31” by Friday
Breckenridge – 21” by Friday
Copper Mountain – 23” by Friday
Crested Butte – 33” by Friday
Keystone – 20” by Friday
Snowmass – 40” by Friday
Steamboat Springs – 28” by Friday
Telluride – 25” by Friday
Vail – 33” by Friday
Winter Park – 23” by Friday

Impressive winter weather continues for Utah Mountains

Utah Snowfall Forecasts
Alta – 29” by Monday
Deer Valley Resort – 19” by Monday
Park City Mountain Resort – 18” by Monday
Snowbird – 29” by Monday
Solitude – 25” by Monday
Sundance – 13” by Monday

Snow is falling in Japan

North American resorts are not the only ones getting hit this week. Japanese resorts are also getting snow! Since mid-day Monday, resorts have been getting daily snowfall. This will continue through Friday, and next week it looks like another storm may be heading in. There will be a short break on Saturday and Sunday, which will bring some bluebird conditions.

Japan Snowfall Forecasts

Furano – 17.7” by Saturday
Kiroro – 11.8” by Saturday
Niseko – 12.6” by Saturday
Rusutsu – 10.6” by Saturday

Gather your powder posse and book your ski trip today! 70+ Mountain Vacation Specialists are standing by for your call at 800-810-6911. You can also get started by filling out a form for a free, custom quote.