Winter is coming on for an encore and skiers across the west are pulling out their power boards in preparation for a ridiculously late season storm cycle.

Related: These North American Ski Areas Are Still Open [Closing Dates]

Right now the storm is clobbering the PNW with Timberline Lodge and Ski Area reporting 12″ of new snow in the last 72 hours. Mt Bachelor is still open and bluebird skies are starting to take over at the Oregon ski area.

“Winter still wants to party.” – Timberline Lodge

Next up– Colorado, Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming. These rocky mountain states will start seeing snow today that will linger through Friday before hitting the great plains.


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*Snowfall Totals are from the last 72 hours


Squaw Valley – 3″

Mammoth Mountain – 2″


Mt Rose – 0″


Timberline – 12″

Mt Bachelor – 9″


Snowbird – 3″ 


Arapahoe Basin – Trace

NOAA Short Range Discussion

Rain and high elevation snows are forecast across much of the Northwest, Great Basin, and northern and central Rockies as an upper-level low drops through the region. Several inches of snow, possibly up to a foot, will be possible across the mountains with winter storm warnings, watches, and winter weather advisories in effect.

Image: NOAA

Once the upper low reaches the central Rockies on Thursday, the threat for severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall will return for portions of the Southern Plains. Temperatures across the West will also be well below normal with afternoon highs as much as 10 to 25 degrees below normal.

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