Wife just changed jobs and we will have some free time to book a trip January 13-17. We will be flying in so airport proximity is important. Where will we have the best chance for some fresh stuff? Thank you.
RIGHT NOW I AM liking most areas from the Sierra through AZ, Southern CO, AZ, and NM. This week will see some 1 foot or more storms for the Sierra. El Nino seems to be showing a more common pattern now. I can’t say for sure on the 13th just yet. Do you need to book now? Where are you flying from? I like the Sierra currently but some storms might favor southern areas. Can you check back with me in 5 days?
Sorry to hijack this thread but I wanted to inquire as to the same as the OP. I will be headed *somewhere* out west January 13 – 19 and I need to get on booking this as its 1/5 as of my writing this post! 🙂
I’ll be coming from Norfolk, Virginia and would appreciate any guidance your powdery-experience can offer!
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