Coming from LA and looking for the best options (recent snow or forecast snow) for this coming weekend, Saturday to Monday. I have flights already booked to SLC, but thinking I should pay the extra to change since it’s my one trip for the year.
There will be a small system this Saturday morning over the Tetons (4.5 hours from Salt lake) but right now does not look deep (perhaps 2-5). It might put down light snow over the Wasatch as well. Another system moves into the Tetons and drops south over Utah Monday night and Tuesday. This will deliver more snow but might be 3-8 or more? Not huge but worth me watching. I can give you better data as we get closer. YES on moisture but I need to narrow in the amounts.
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
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
Summary I predicted significant snow for Wolf Creek (excess of 15 inches) but not the 3 feet they picked up in the past 2 days. It’s not surprising with SW winds, cold temperatures (They are often on the warmish side), and models that nailed the location of heaviest moisture. … Continue reading
Summary The Sierra is waking up with 5-10 inches for most mountain ranges through late Thursday. If you want double digits for Thursday, also consider the southern San Juans of Colorado. New Mexico could bring some surprises especially Santa Fe. The weekend looks cold with more light or moderate snow … Continue reading
Its Warren Miller’s Memorial wishes! Hit your favorite run on February 17th and share a photo #ripwarrenmiller on social media. His desires were to skip a memorial service and let us rip the slopes on Saturday. This EPIC ALERT is dedicated to Warren Miller. I have chased powder for nearly 5 … Continue reading