April 19, 2018 - 10:44 amPowder Alert

POWDER ALERT-COLORADO. FINAL POST FOR THE 2017/18 SEASON! 10-18 INCHES TO FINISH UP THE POWDERCHASERS FORECASTS

POWDER ALERT-COLORADO. FINAL POST FOR THE 2017/18 SEASON! 10-18 INCHES TO FINISH UP THE POWDERCHASERS FORECASTS

Update: Remember that most resorts outside the Front Range in this forecast are closed for the season.   The next storm system will impact southern Colorado primarily on Thursday night and Friday.  Moisture will spread north Friday afternoon through Saturday and impact the Front Range Ski areas.  This system is very moist.  … Continue reading

April 18, 2018 - 5:57 amPowder Alert

POWDER WATCH! COLORADO IS IN THE SPOTLIGHT FOR HEAVY SNOW FRIDAY/SATURDAY

POWDER WATCH! COLORADO IS IN THE SPOTLIGHT FOR HEAVY SNOW FRIDAY/SATURDAY

April 18, 2018- AM Report I nabbed what may be my last day of the season yesterday at Snowbird.  4 inches on the morning snow report kept most folks in bed (Many have put their boards away for the season).  By 9AM there was a solid 7 inches at lower … Continue reading

April 14, 2018 - 4:30 pmPowder Alert

POWDER ALERT- SIERRA – 12-15 INCHES OF DECENT QUALITY SUNDAY NIGHT. YOU MAY ALSO SCORE DEEP FRESHIES AT MOUNT BAKER

POWDER ALERT- SIERRA – 12-15 INCHES OF DECENT QUALITY SUNDAY NIGHT. YOU MAY ALSO SCORE DEEP FRESHIES AT MOUNT BAKER

April 14, 2018 Its been a wild ride for Powderchaser Steve in the past 3 days.  Thursday brought 8-9 inches to Snowbasin by 9:30 AM (I was in position) followed by an afternoon of heavy snow and wind at Snowbird (5-9 inches).  On Friday I scored 10 inches at Big … Continue reading

April 10, 2018 - 8:22 amPowder Alert

WINTER IS RETURNING TO THE SIERRA, CASCADES AND ROCKIES. LOOK FOR DOUBLE DIGITS IN MANY AREAS THIS WEEK WITH A COOL DOWN LATE WEEK. 1-2 FEET IS POSSIBLE IN SOME ISOLATED AREAS OF THE CASCADES AND NORTHERN ROCKIES.

WINTER IS RETURNING TO THE SIERRA, CASCADES AND ROCKIES. LOOK FOR DOUBLE DIGITS IN MANY AREAS THIS WEEK WITH A COOL DOWN LATE WEEK. 1-2 FEET IS POSSIBLE IN SOME ISOLATED AREAS OF THE CASCADES AND NORTHERN ROCKIES.

4/10/18- The week ahead features a flip from very warm temps mid week to a gradual cooling trend for most of the west. Significant snow will be falling in the northern Cascades this week that works its way south into the Sierra for Thursday morning. The northern Rockies will benefit … Continue reading

April 7, 2018 - 5:58 pmPowder Alert

POWDER ALERT! CASCADES- COLORADO- 12-20 INCHES WITH SNOW AT UPPER ELEVATIONS

POWDER ALERT! CASCADES- COLORADO- 12-20 INCHES WITH SNOW AT UPPER ELEVATIONS

Trip Report:  Yesterday featured my first visit to Red Lodge Mountain Ski area in southern Montana (Gateway to Yellowstone).  If you ever get to visit this local resort, you won’t be pressured by crowds, and at the same time score some good terrain. While I did not get to explore the … Continue reading

April 1, 2018 - 5:05 pmPowder Alert

APRIL FOOLS NON JOKE POWDER FORECAST- POWDER ALERT- WA, ID, WY, MT

APRIL FOOLS NON JOKE POWDER FORECAST- POWDER ALERT- WA, ID, WY, MT

Update  4/1/2018 PM report 14 inches fell overnight at Jackson last night at upper elevations (10-midway).  Targhee only reported 4 inches this morning with our original forecast in the 3-6 inch range.  What happened? We were off significantly for the Jackson range. Bands of moisture got hung up in the Tetons … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 - 7:32 amPowder Alert

POWDER ALERT-CASCADES! CREAM CHEESE ALERT-SIERRA! POWDER WATCH SIERRA FOR THE WEEKEND WITH UTAH AND WYOMING ON WATCH

POWDER ALERT-CASCADES! CREAM CHEESE ALERT-SIERRA! POWDER WATCH SIERRA FOR THE WEEKEND WITH UTAH AND WYOMING ON WATCH

3/22/18 AM report:  In the Cascades snow is currently falling favoring the southern areas of the Washington zones and most of Oregon.  The snow levels are going to drop drastically from 4,000 feet 1,000 feet over the next 24 hours.  Snow showers will continue into the weekend. Snow may even … Continue reading

March 18, 2018 - 5:12 pmPowder Alert

POWDER ALERT COLORADO! 10-15 INCHES LIKELY TONIGHT WITH ADDITIONAL FEET OF SNOW FOR THE WEST IN THE LONG TERM OUTLOOK

POWDER ALERT COLORADO! 10-15 INCHES LIKELY TONIGHT WITH ADDITIONAL FEET OF SNOW FOR THE WEST IN THE LONG TERM OUTLOOK

Summary March 18, 2018 PM report The chase took me from the Sierra (100 inches in 7 days at Squaw- 75 inches at Kirkwood) where 3-4 straight days of powder migrated to the Wasatch on Saturday. I chased the storm back to Snowbird Sunday where closed terrain opened (Baldy was … 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 12, 2018 - 8:22 amPowder Alert

COAST TO COAST POWDER! 3-6 FEET for the Sierra, 1-2 Feet New England. Leftovers aimed at the Rockies.

COAST TO COAST POWDER! 3-6 FEET for the Sierra, 1-2 Feet New England. Leftovers aimed at the Rockies.

Summary   New England is about to get hammered with POWDAH with the heaviest amounts south and east. The California storm is strengthening and will blast most of the Sierra with 3-6 feet if not more between Tuesday and Saturday. The rest of the West is on the wildcard list … Continue reading

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