We are starting to get more openings as the snow is piling up. Below is a list of resorts that are open. If I missed an open resort, please let us know in the comments below.
Present Storm (High Resolution)
Heavy snow today from the Pacific Northwest tracking southeast to Utah. I’m expecting 1-2 feet by Sunday evening for Crystal, Mt Hood, Alta, Park City and Snowbird.
Temperatures will be on the warm side for the Pacific Northwest and Wasatch today, but colder this evening for the Utah resorts, with temps falling into the low teens.
The storm that has produced an atmospheric river (AR) event in Seattle and Portland, will slide across the Canadian US border. The next system is right behind that slider, its outer band will reengage the AR, this afternoon, in northern California bringing heavy rain and high snow levels.
You can see, in this animated gif, the outer bands of the storm move in beginning with all rain, then changing over to snow. The conditions continue to “flip” the pattern from dry to wet, for California.
This pattern will likely continue and may possibly flip the drought conditions with it. This map will look different by January.
Expect winter storm warnings and high winds for the Lake Tahoe resorts Sunday.
This next storm reaches Utah by Tuesday and Colorado Wednesday.
Long Range/Teas Chart
Pacific Northwest Cascade Mountains
Lake Tahoe Sierra Mountains
Utah Wasatch Mountains
Colorado Rocky Mountains
Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass, Vail, Beaver Creek, Winter Park, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Powderhorn, Ski Cooper, Telluride, Crested Butte, Silverton, Wolf Creek, Eldora, Loveland