Nick Bullard enjoys the 18 inches of POW at the Canyons Resort last Tuesday- Photo: Justin Olsen
After and amazing cold 18 inch day at the Canyons Resort last Tuesday (They are open through this weekend), another storm is currently overhead in the Wasatch. A quick look at snowtel data shows 2-6 inches in the past 3 hours at many of
Utah’s northern resorts and still snowing. Vail and Steamboat are favored in today’s pattern with up to 8 inches likely by 6PM. Storm ski today with left over untouched stashes tomorrow.
THE BIG NEWS: Models are showing an unseasonably cold system moving into BC, and the Washington Cascades by Friday night. This system will bring a foot or more of snow to most mountain areas by Sunday. Snow levels stay low, good densities, and even a chance of convergence zones setting up overStevens Pass and Alpental for Sunday morning. Crystal will do well under this pattern with westerly flow.
The Cascade moisture moves into Idaho by Saturday morning with direct hits over central and northern zones. The Tetons and southern Montana get into the action late Saturday and Sunday (Jackson is closed but Grand Targhee is open, backcountry- Teton Pass). Moisture increases over the Wasatch by Sunday morning as well as northern Colorado. The path of moisture and colder air might favor Steamboat and Vail over the Wasatch (All areas will see snow) The Tetons will likely see highest amounts.
The extended pattern for the Rockies is moist with several impulses through the middle of next week. We will issue a statement on exact timing and best chases as we get closer but expect generally good snow to crank periodically through the Rockies and especially over Colorado next week.