March 16, 2018 - 5:49 pmForecast

DEEPEST DAY OF THE YEAR! 40 INCHES IN 24 HOURS IN THE SIERRA AND STILL DUMPING

Update The chase brought me to Squaw (Chased to Mammoth yesterday) where I expected the deepest totals to land.  Storm totals in the northern Sierra (Kirkwood, Squaw, Alpine Meadows) landed 3-4 feet of dry density powder in the past 24 hours.  This was clearly my deepest day of the season … Continue reading

March 15, 2018 - 8:35 pmForecast

SNORKEL ALERT- SIERRA! 3-4 FEET LIKELY IN 24-36 HOURS

Quick updates are usually broadcasted while in chase mode.  Today featured a glimmer of hope for Mammoth to open upper mountain (1-2 feet of blower) where skies went “bluebird” by 10 AM.  That opened up hope as patrol began extensive avalanche mitigation on the upper mountain.  The line at the … Continue reading

March 14, 2018 - 5:29 pmForecast

UPDATED POW FORECAST! EAST AND WEST

Update  3/14/18  5pm MST Update:  The chase took me to Squaw this morning with knee to mid thigh deep snow over most of the mountain (12-18).   Conditions ranged from epic bottomless turns to punching through to bumps or dense debris from avalanche mitigation.  Upper mountain was in stellar shape … Continue reading

March 13, 2018 - 7:53 amForecast

UPDATED SNOW TOTALS FOR New England AND THE WEST. 1-2 FEET EAST WITH 2-5 FEET WEST

New England is picking up snow currently with 2-5 inches being reported in many areas of southern and central Vermont.  Heavy moisture focused to the south will edge up the coast today bringing 15-20 inches to coastal communities and 9-12 inches today to many ski resorts favoring New Hampshire and … Continue reading

March 10, 2018 - 8:45 amForecast

3-5 FEET LIKLEY THIS WEEK FOR THE SIERRA WITH EVEN HIGHER AMONTS POSSIBLE ABOVE 8,000 FEET

Summary  3/10/18 AM The Cascades nabbed 10-20 inches Thursday/Friday which came in wet and ended with good density cold goodness. I refer to that as the couch cushion where you can let it rip and still get face shots from the dry on top. Crystal skied that way yesterday with … Continue reading

March 7, 2018 - 7:26 pmForecast

POWDER ALERT UPDATE- CASCADES AND NEW ENGLAND.

Update  3/7/17 PM  If you going to chase head to New England tonight or Seattle with decent amounts in both locations. Some of you have asked where to chase in New England tomorrow. Models are favoring southern Vermont with central areas getting a decent share and less up north towards … Continue reading

March 4, 2018 - 9:50 pmForecast

UPDATED FORECAST FOR THE ROCKIES AND A QUICK LOOK AT THE EXTENDED

MARCH 4, 2017. 10PM UPDATE I am sorry for the late posts! I was up at 4:30 AM and driving up Little Cottonwood by 5:30 AM.  If you still up can chase to the Wasatch or Tetons you may still be able to sneak another powder day in for Monday. … Continue reading

February 25, 2018 - 6:03 pmForecast

3-4 FEET POSSIBLE FOR THE SIERRA THIS WEEK! SNOW CONTINUES IN THE ROCKIES AND CASCADES

Update Chase update Every year if you chase powder you will be shut down, skunked, winded, or stuck with your tail down.  I saw significant snow for Stevens Pass and chased at 4:30 AM for 1st chair.  4-6 inches had fallen since 2AM.  Unfortunately, I failed to look at the … Continue reading

February 22, 2018 - 7:13 amForecast

20 INCHES AT WOLF CREEK! SNOW CONTINUING FOR THE SIERRA, CASCADES AND ROCKIES

Taking a quick look at the telemetry from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center for Wolf Creek Summit, it appears that 15-22 inches has fallen primarily from late Wednesday to early Thursday. Whoever gets first chair this morning will be waist deep. Snow will continue Thursday albeit lighter intensity. As we … Continue reading

February 20, 2018 - 3:03 pmForecast

7 DAY POWDER OUTLOOK LOOKS GOOD FOR MUCH OF THE WEST

Summary 2/20/17 PM REPORT Very active chase week! I hit 3 states in 3 days (Crystal, Snowbird, Vail) all with fantastic conditions. The Bird had 20 inches of blower pow yesterday but really needs another 2 feet of cement to cover up some bones at the upper elevations. In the … Continue reading

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