If you’ve been holding out for a last-minute powder vacation, now is the time to start planning that trip. After nearly a month of warm, dry conditions*, Ski Country is welcoming a low pressure system that is expected to stick around for several weeks and bless Western resorts with abundant snowfall. Local and national forecasters say the first storm should roll in over the weekend and into early next week. Then, another stronger system will hit later in the week. It’s looking like many Western U.S. and British Columbia resorts will benefit greatly from this new system, but California is forecasted to make out the best—for powderhounds!
One to three feet is expected in the Sierra Nevada Range by Monday, March 7, according to Opensnow.com Snow Forecaster Brian Allegretto.
*Despite most of February being warm and dry for much of Ski Country, snow conditions have held up nicely thanks to an ample base that was formed during a very snowy December and January. In fact, 75% of average annual snow has already fallen at most Colorado resorts, and there’s still at least 1.5 months left to get your turns in.
Stayed tuned for snowfall totals in the coming weeks here on the Ski.com Blog.
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Originally from the icy trails of New Jersey, I moved West to pursue powder and a career in writing and editing. Now living in Aspen, Colo. and working for Ski.com as Director of SEO + Content, I've been able to combine a litany of skills, passions and interests. You'll find me skiing at Aspen Mountain or Aspen Highlands in the winter and mountain biking at Snowmass in the summer.