Faye Gulini laying one down in Little Cottonwood Canyon | Photo Credit: Snowbird

1/9/20

  • 3 FEET has fallen in the last 72 hours at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
  • Alta and Snowbird get hammered with the Greatest Snow On Earth
  • Bluebird pow in British Columbia

It’s been an active weather pattern across most of the Western United States and Canada since the New Year and we’ve got a strong Pacific jet stream pumping cold air and precipitation into large swaths of the northern Rockies, Colorado, Utah, and the PNW including eastern British Columbia and Alberta. Here’s who’s seeing snowfall this week…

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Top 5 24-Hour Snowfalls In North America (see below for photos)

  • Jackson Hole, WY – 18″
  • Solitude Resort, UT – 12″
  • Alta/Snowbird, UT – 12″
  • Stevens Pass, WA – 10″
  • Grand Targhee, WY – 7″

LET IT SNOW!

NOAA SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION:

Another low pressure system is forecast to approach the Northwest on Friday, which combined with more upper-level energy will lead to heavy precipitation. Rain is forecast for lower elevations of the Pacific Northwest, with snow elsewhere from the Cascades to the Northern Great Basin and Northern Rockies. Through Friday night, heavy snow of over 2 feet is expected in higher elevations of The Cascades, with the Northern Rockies expecting snow totals in excess of a foot.

*72 hour snowfall totals listed below

Wyoming

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort – 27″

The summit of the Teton Lift | Photo: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Grand Targhee – 17″

Dreamcatcher lift line | Photo: Grand Targhee

Utah

Solitude – 14″

The snow is flying in Big Cottonwood Canyon | Photo: Solitude Mountain Resort

Alta/Snowbird – 12″

Mt Superior shrouded in the clouds | Photo: Alta Ski Area

Colorado

Steamboat Resort – 5″

Clear the driveway, ski, sleep, repeat | Photo: Steamboat Resort

Winter Park – 4″

Stacking up at WP | Photo: Winter Park Resort

Canada

Fernie – 20″

Looking good in BC | Photo: Fernie Alpine Resort

Sunshine Village – 11″

Deep in Alberta | Photo: Sunshine Village

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