As we settle into Monday morning, here’s a recap of where the snow fell over the weekend and which ski resorts are expecting more. Enjoy the eye candy!
Steamboat started off the week with a snowy surprise—9 inches of new snow. The resort’s “Champagne Powder® Snow Cam” showed the evidence. Winter Park is seeing steady snowfall, and Vail is shrouded in the storm.
Other resorts across the state, like Aspen Snowmass, received a dusting, and the colder temperatures are allowing for snowmaking at night. A-Basin is already open, and Copper Mountain will drop the rope on Friday. They’re expecting many costumed skiers and snowboarders, and they’re giving away “first chair” to the four best-dressed people! UPDATE: Copper has postponed their opening day until Nov. 7 due to warm conditions earlier this week.
We were excited to see Squaw Valley and Kirkwood posting some snow photos over the weekend! Although this last storm didn’t deliver a huge dump, every layer adds up during this time of year. OpenSnow’s Tahoe forecasters are predicting another storm this coming weekend as well as an active weather pattern throughout November. Plus, if this winter is an El Nino season, California ski resorts—especially around Tahoe—could see great conditions soon. Keep doing your snow dance for Tahoe!
Western Canada Snow
The great white north is looking whiter! From British Columbia to Alberta, snow is falling all across Western Canada. Whistler is looking fully winterized after two back-to-back storms last week. A littler farther east in British Columbia, Panorama and Kicking Horse saw measureable snowfall last week, and conditions are starting to solidify for winter. Banff and Lake Louise ski resorts received a nice layer last weekend, and Mt. Norquay is making snow in preparation for its Oct. 31 opening.
A huge storm rolled through the Alps late last week, setting up excellent conditions over the weekend. Skiers flocked to high-altitude resorts to enjoy some early-season powder. The best conditions were had at Saas Fee and St. Moritz in Switzerland, Tignes in France and several resorts in Austria. We haven’t received photos from the field yet, but these conditions are a good reminder to book your Alps ski trip soon!
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