“The best ski conditions this winter [are] probably going to end up being of course across the Northwest.”–Paul Pastelok, AccuWeather Lead Long-Range Meteorologist.
According to Accuweather, the forecast for the ski season in the United States is going to be a bit of a mixed bag.
Snowfall is expected to be above average for the Washington Cascades, Northern Idaho, Western Montana, Northwestern Wyoming, Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Northern Wisconsin, Northern Minnesota, and Eastern Maine. Below-average snowfall is expected for the other portions of the American West, the majority of the Southeast, and many parts of the Northeast.
Due to typical La Niña conditions, they expect a strong ski season for the Northern Cascades, Western Wyoming/Montana, Upper Idaho, Upper Midwest, Northern New England, and parts of Western Colorado. California, Southeast, and Southeast ski seasons are expected to be poor. Fair conditions are expected around Michigan, Southern New England, Northern Utah, Northern California, parts of Western Colorado, and Northern Arizona.
Accuweather predicts that the Upper Midwest, which includes parts of upper Wisconsin and Minnesota, will see heavy snowfall early in the 2022-23 season. For the East Coast, Accuweather thinks that they will have a slow start to their season, but could see a “very interesting” second half to their winter, with the possibility of major snowstorms. In terms of the West Coast, there will be snow, as indicated by Utah’s deep start, but dry spells are expected.
A video analysis of Accuweather’s ski forecast prediction is down below.