THE CHASE this week brought our team to Crystal Mountain where over 11 inches has fallen today and strong winds affecting lifts on the upper mountain (Upper mountain remains closed until Friday). Most of the energy is working itself south into Oregon as well as East towards Spokane where the models show very heavy snow continuing over Schweitzer, 49 Degrees North, and White Pass near Yakima WA. Much of this energy is spreading into the interior of BC towards Rogers Pass. Expect another 6-10 inches over much of the Northwest tonight and winds to decrease late on Thursday. Light snow will continue through the weekend so densities should stay good (no sun).
SIERRA IS GOING TO GET POUNDED: FACE SHOTS GUARANTEED
Christmas will be deep as Santa’s sled nose dives into deep face shots next week with several large systems impacting all of the Sierra Friday-Monday with the ultra deep days being late Saturday/Sunday/Monday. Southern CA resorts including Mammoth will also see heavy snow. This system will be a game changer for resorts looking for more snow at lower elevations and comes just in time for the holiday. More updates will be posted on the powderchasers homepage so stay tuned for updates! We will be on the chase as it will be hard to miss the deep which looks to continue into next week.
ROCKIES GET SNOW ON XMAS EVE AND XMAS DAY!
Currently the models are showing a cold front with decent moisture moving into Central Wyoming (Some snow for the Tetons) and northern Utah on Monday. The pattern sets up heavy snow along the Wasatch of Utah through Tuesday and some splitting with some energy spilling south towards the 4 corners of AZ, UT/CO, NM. There is a good chance of another decent shot of snow for Silverton, Wolf Creek, Crested Butte, Telluride, and Arizona Snowbowl by XMAS Day.
EAST COAST: POWDER WATCH ISSUED
A decent fetch of moisture will approach New England from the south on Thursday. Snow will break out inland (Rain along the coast) after midnight and continue through Friday. The bulk of moisture appears to be in the central sections of VT (Sugarbush, Killington,) and extending into central Maine (Sunday River) and New Hampshire (Loon, Wildcat). Friday will be a good storm ski day and Saturday might see some freshies as well.
Thursday: Northwest- Baker, (11 new), Schwietzer (7-11) 49 Degrees North (No crowds), Stevens
Friday: Northwest resorts as more terrain opens. Snow begins to move into the Sierra
Saturday: Sierra Faceshots
Sunday: Sierra Faceshots
Monday: Northern Utah, Central Wyoming, Sierra Faceshots continuing.
Tuesday: Northern Utah, 4 corners, UT, CO, NM, AZ