PowMow was terrible today despite Lake lift and sunirse opening. I definitely didn’t get any face shots as I dropped a knee through the crappy untracked snow ;-). You should definitely hit the cottonwoods, I’m sure they were pretty much empty as they always are on Pow days. The big question is elevation for this weekend. I’m hearing 7000′ and some reports for 8000′. Let’s pray for 8k! Chase on my friend!!!
PowMow ski patrol
Unfortunately this storm is WET with snow levels around 8K Thursday and Thursday night. Cold front will lower snow level significantly on Friday around 3 PM The unfortunately the models to me look like the precipitation falls off quickly behind the front. You should get good amounts at the summit but far less down low. Do you work at POW on patrol? I used to patrol in Maine and at Copper. PCS
Summary. 3/21/18 AM report Significant moisture is once again aimed at the Sierra with perhaps even more moisture than last weeks monster 100 inch storm. Warming will degrade conditions in many areas before colder air moves in for the weekend. Colorado may offer a surprise for Friday. Short Term Forecast … Continue reading
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
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
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
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