Alta, UT – On what should have been Alta Ski Area’s opening weekend on Saturday, a handful of skiers burned wooden skis in a sacrificial offering to the Norse god of winter, while skiers and riders hit a homemade kicker built on a strip of man-made snow above the resort’s Wildcat base. They were all celebrating Ullr’s overdue return … Continue reading Warm Autumn Frustrates Western Skiers
Washington, DC – Climate forecasters with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are officially back on board with La Niña. Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center issued their U.S. Winter Outlook on Thursday, saying that La Niña is expected to influence winter conditions this year. After dismissing the idea of a La Niña pattern … Continue reading NOAA Issues Winter Weather Outlook
Washington, DC – Leaves are changing, and temperatures are dropping…but when’s it going to snow? Snowfall has already graced some higher elevations in the western U.S. this year, but we know that you’re anxiously awaiting the first flakes in your own neck of the woods. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released an … Continue reading So, When’s It Going to Snow?
State College, PA – Skiers and snowboarders frustrated by last winter’s record-setting warm and dry conditions in the Northeast and Midwest will likely rejoice, after hearing Accuweather’s forecast for the winter ahead. Meanwhile, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has downgraded the strength of the La Niña event predicted for this winter. In an outlook … Continue reading Accuweather Predicts Cold, Snowy Winter in the Northeast
Salt Lake City, UT – It may be just the first day of autumn, but it was looking a lot more like winter this morning in many high elevation areas around Utah. Temperatures fell sharply overnight, turning precipitation above 7,000 feet from rain to snow. And this is just from Round 1. Following a break … Continue reading PHOTOS: Snow Falls in Utah
Bellingham, WA – A predicted cold and moist weather pattern has at least one ski area in Washington State planning to open this week, with others to possibly follow. After picking up 15 inches of new snow over the weekend and with possibly another foot or two in the forecast, Mt. Baker, east of Bellingham, … Continue reading Ski Season in Washington Begins This Week
Salt Lake City, UT – Yesterday was an exciting day for Utah’s ski industry, thanks to a storm that ended this morning after over-delivering on forecasts. Over the last 48 hours, Alta picked up 19 inches, Snowbird recorded 17 inches and Eagle Point in Southern Utah reported 14 inches. Earlier forecasts had topped out at five to 10 … Continue reading Snowstorm Preps Utah Ski Resorts for Season Openings