Here is Your Final Powder Watch of the Season []

Here is Your Final Powder Watch of the Season []


Here is Your Final Powder Watch of the Season []


Recent photo from the Chugach Region of Alaska where H2O guided Heli skiing operates:
Photo: Josh Cooley from Primal Outdoors Magazine

Thanks for you support for what ended up one of the most inconsistent powder seasons!  The Sierra started out with several deep storms only to be followed by high pressure towards the middle and end of the season. The Northwest who had early predictions for a dry winter ended up above normal in many spots.  Mount Baker logged over 700 inches of snow. 97 of the 147 days open at Baker this season had powder! . Crystal, Stevens, and Alpental had respectable seasons with some new snow falling in the past 24 hours.  Alta and Snowbird are over 400 inches for the year putting them at 80% of average.  The Canyons resort logged an epic finish to the season with a 20 inch dump in their final week.  Vail logged over 60 inches after closing a few weeks ago and reopened for locals who lined up over 300 deep for 1st Vista Gondola last Friday. I was on it!


Strong cold front will kick off moderate snow Tuesday night into Wednesday over Colorado.  The Front range is favored so areas like Loveland and A Basin will likely see another powder day!Loveland Ski Basin has seen over 80 inches of dry powder in April.  They are over 300 inches YTD.

Thanks for all that have donated to keep Powderchasers alive. Your donations will go for a new site next season.  I hope to be able to continue my dreams of forecasting and chasing powder in the future!  Your help is much appreciated!  My memories of faceshots will carry me into the summer.  The Northwest stays active early this week (Whistler) as well as Colorado!  Enjoy the POW


Powderchaser Steve

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