Various weather sources agree that the winter 2022 forecast will follow the patterns of a La Nina cycle. Ski enthusiasts are becoming even more excited about the approaching season, especially if they have plans to visit the following resorts. 

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What is La Nina?

where to ski during la nina
Notice the northern positioning of the jet stream | Photo Credit: NOAA

Which ski resorts are favored by La Niña?

For the powder hungry, we comprised a list of resorts that typically receive more than normal snowfall during La Niña years. Scroll to learn more.

To summarize, the winter 2022 season forecast projects deeper snow for the western U.S. aka, it’s worth your while to carve out time to visit mountains in Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Northern Colorado, Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. 

Maybe your 2022 ski adventure looks like a trip up the powder highway in British Columbia, stopping at any of the eight resorts along the way, including Revelstoke, Banff and Fernie to name a few. Or, maybe you’ve always wanted to make a skiers’ pilgrimage to Aspen and Snowmass where you can explore one or all four resorts. Regardless, we encourage you to consider the above list of 17 resorts when deciding on where to travel this winter and to keep your eye on them as the early storms start tracking in a couple months. 

Yes, forecasts can be unpredictable but based on historical knowledge and snowfall stats from these 17 resort destinations, it could be worth your while to bet on a visit to one of them if your heart is set on finding and skiing powder this winter.


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