September 20, 2016 - 7:45 amForecast

LIGHT SNOW RETURNS TO THE ROCKIES

A wet pattern for the end of this week is evolving as moisture from the Baja streams north into the 4 corners and heads towards northern Utah, Wyoming and south central Montana.  Warm moist air will bring decent rainfall to many areas on Thursday with colder air on it’s heals for Friday/Saturday.  … Continue reading

September 18, 2016 - 8:22 amForecast

WINTER OUTLOOK FROM POWDERCHASERS

Last season we nailed deep  powder by chasing throughout the West sometimes getting skunked by strong winds and lift closures, and other times high snow levels making for rain at the base and cement  at mid mountain.  It’s all part of the Powder Chase according to Steve Conney founder of … Continue reading

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Updated forecast 4/29- 5PM MST

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April 29, 2016, 5 PM MST

Front range of Colorado has underperformed with light snow reported over the Divide near Loveland Ski area (2-4 inches).   Wolf Creek squeezed out 6 inches last night and it is still snowing lightly. Light snow will continue tonight but not expecting any big amounts.  Snow sites from the CAIC show some tapering in the south but we expect it will increase again on Sunday with heavy amounts possible into Monday (Keep reading).

The Eastern Plains get active tonight with heavy moisture showing up on current models through tomorrow morning.  A second system will approach Colorado from the 4 corners on Sunday.  Northern New Mexico and southern Colorado will be under decent moisture under SE flow (Upslope).  Perhaps Santa Fe Ski area will reap high rewards by Monday morning?  Wolf Creek will be open this weekend.  Light snow tonight (1-3) will create a nice opening tomorrow on the 7 inches that fell today.  There will be a break on Saturday with snow re developing late Saturday night. Snow may turn moderate by Sunday morning with 6-9 inches or more by Monday morning. There is a chance for higher amounts!  The wildcard will be the snowfall intensity on Sunday.  My gamble is look for last chair Sunday (Last chair of the year perhaps) to be potential winners? It might not be deep but a quick refresh from the storm that landed decent snow on Friday.

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April 25, 2016 - 8:10 amForecast

Unsettled conditions continue in the West

The Wasatch nabbed up to 13 inches Saturday night with lots of wind. We were at Snowbird where some aspects at the summit were completely bare (Regulator) while others had a a solid foot of medium to dense snow (More snow was found at lower elevations that were wind protected).   … Continue reading

April 6, 2016 - 6:52 amForecast

7-10 DAY POWDER OUTLOOK- STORMS LIKELY IN THE WEST

Hi everyone:  Luke Stone is our newest forecaster that is going to specialize in long term powder outlooks.  While 7-15 days out is a gamble we have good data to support a reasonable chance of moisture returning to the West.  The ensembles are an early predictor but do not narrow … Continue reading

April 4, 2016 - 7:31 amForecast

Powder Forecast- April 4th

Snow is moving back into the pacific northwest after record high temperatures over the past several days.  The snow level will drop slowly during the day to 4,000 feet (Some rain at the bases except Crystal who benefits from higher elevation).  That lowers to 3500 feet by late afternoon with … Continue reading

April 1, 2016 - 7:13 amForecast

EPIC ALERT! 2-5 FEET OF SNOW FORECASTED FOR THE WEST AND 12-18 INCHES FOR NEW ENGLAND

April 1, 2016 Significant storm is brewing in the West with Arctic air dropping down from Alaska early next week.  Areas of the Cascades, Sierra, and Rockies will grab several feet of good quality powder (Blower) from Tuesday- Thursday! The Sierra who has not seen a big dump in several … Continue reading

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March 24, 2016 - 9:29 amForecast

7 DAY POWDER FORECAST

March 24th, 0900 MST: Significant snow has fallen over the Rockies in the past few days.  The upper elevations of northern Utah grabbed 12-16 inches with similar amounts in north central Colorado. We were at Snowbird where dry density fluff storm skiing on Tuesday only got deeper for Wednesday morning … Continue reading

March 21, 2016 - 10:15 amForecast

POWDER ALERT- TETONS TUESDAY-SATURDAY

High pressure and warm temperatures early this week will migrate to steady snowfall over the Tetons  with a gradual cooling trend late week.  SIgnificant snowfall will fall over the Teton range this week with highlights focussed on Tuesday morning and again Thursday-Saturday.  LIght snow tonight (Some rain at the base) … Continue reading

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March 19, 2016 - 2:54 pmForecast

POWDER WATCH ISSUED-CA, MT, WY, UT- MONDAY-WEDNESDAY

March 19, 2016, 4PM MST Special thanks to one of our top shops “Mountain Wave Snowboards” in Breckenridge Colorado. John has managed this shop for as long as we can remember and is on top of his game when it comes to customer service! He helped us out on Friday … Continue reading

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