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Storm Totals as of 4:45 am CMT
Big Sky 20, 
Breckenridge 8, Powderhorn 11, Snowbird 11, Vail 9, Whistler 9, Beaver Creek 9, Copper 9, Alta 8, Park City 8 Aspen 9, Revelstoke 5, Mt Hood Meadows 3, Winter Park 6

Pattern Discussion 
October started off with a small storm that rolled thru on the 3rd, after that, not much until now.

Below is an animation from the end of September until now.  After the first storm on Oct 3rd, there was a prolonged dry stretch lasting around 20 days.

No need to panic.  The pattern systems remained up in Canada, along with the jet stream that had not fully dropped until now.

Enjoy today, below are some snow stake cams and the updated snow test chart.  We are right on track with the storms verifying on time or a day late.  This fares well for releasing our first set of long-range forecast by November 1st.

Test Snow Chart

Snow Stake Cams

Sunshine Village Banff National Park

Beaver Creek

Mt Rose

A-Basin Opening Day

Mt Norquay Ski Resort

Timberline Mt Hood

Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Big Sky Montana

Snowbird Utah

Powderhorn Colorado

Aspen Highlands

Crystal Mountain Washington

Arapahoe Basin Open

Forecasted areas: Big Sky resort, Crystal Mountain resort, Timberline Mt Hood, Mount Hood Meadows Resort, 49 Degrees north, Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Vail Resort, Beaver Creek Resort, Winter Park Colorado Resort, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge Resort, Copper Mountain, Alta Utah, Park City, Palisades Tahoe, Mammoth, Powderhorn Colorado


  • Freddy says:

    Wohoo! Any early thoughts on this years cycle length? I would love to hit this period on the next cycle or two.

  • Mike Holm says:

    We do have the cycle length and it is verifying. What I can say is it is shorter than last year. That is it for now. More details will be forthcoming once it is affirmed.

  • NLTCrow says:

    Not seeing a whole lotta mention of Tahoe/Mammoth, in your opinion are we looking at another crappy snow year out here?
    Can we at least expect our late Summer storm that pretty much extinguished the Mosquito Fire to repeat for us a few times this winter?

    • Mike Holm says:

      There are some good setups for Tahoe this year, one is coming next week and is listed on our November Forecast (3rd-4th). That storm traces back to the first week of September and was weak the last time thru. This time around I’m expecting it to be stronger due to the stronger jet. That system is right on track and may set up as an AR! Good Question.

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