The 2019-2020 ski season is off and running with ski resorts from Vermont to Tahoe spinning chairlifts and serving up ski runs. It’s still very early in the ski season, but the daily SNOTEL map gives us an idea of who are the early season snowfall leaders and laggards.
So who is having the best early season? Look to Montana where snowpacks are at near 300% of normal.
Ski areas in California and Oregon are unfortunately off to slow starts. But don’t get to down just yet. It’s only mid-November with months of cold and snowy weather ahead.
SNOTEL Current Snow Water Equivalent Map
The areas of the map that are purple, blue and green are snowpacks that are above average. Measurements are taken automatically at backcountry weather stations called SNOTEL.