2023-24 Ski Season Progress Report as of February 29, 2024

Second half of January snowfall was just slightly below normal but it was unseasonably warm and the Northwest and British Columbia were hit by rain the last few days of the month. During the first week of February major storms hit California, Utah and the Southwest. Second half of February snowfall was mainly in the … Continue reading 2023-24 Ski Season Progress Report as of February 29, 2024

El Nino/La Nina Defined and Ski Areas Favored by El Nino (as of 2023)

La Nina persisted for 3 ski seasons into early 2023 but two well known indices have diverged often since summer 2002 when La Nina remained consistent by ONI while strengthening by MEI. The La Nina dissipated by early spring for both but as of October 2023 has swung to moderate El Nino +1.5 by ONI … Continue reading El Nino/La Nina Defined and Ski Areas Favored by El Nino (as of 2023)

2023-24 Ski Season Progress Report as of February 15, 2024

In some of the hardest hit areas terrain opened gradually due to wind and poor snow stability after the dry early season.Second half of January snowfall was just slightly below normal but it was unseasonably warm and the Northwest and British Columbia were hit by rain the last few days of the month. During the … Continue reading 2023-24 Ski Season Progress Report as of February 15, 2024

2023-24 Ski Season Progress Report as of January 31, 2024

The season improved in the new year, much colder with coastal region storms being all snow, starting with up to 2 feet in the Sierra during the first week of January. During the second week a massive series of storms hit the Northwest, Utah and Colorado. In some of the hardest hit areas terrain opened … Continue reading 2023-24 Ski Season Progress Report as of January 31, 2024

2023-24 Ski Season Progress Report as of January 16, 2023

The season is improving in the new year, much colder with coastal region storms being all snow, starting with up to 2 feet in the Sierra during the first week of January. During the second week a massive series of storms hit the Northwest, Utah and Colorado. In some of the hardest hit areas terrain … Continue reading 2023-24 Ski Season Progress Report as of January 16, 2023

2023-24 Ski Season Progress Report as of January 7, 2024

Western season snowfall through December averaged only 57% of normal, exceeding only the 38% of the infamous 1976-77 season. Many areas were less than half open at New Year’s with bases under 3 feet degraded by holiday traffic. The season is improving in the new year, much colder with coastal region storms being all snow, … Continue reading 2023-24 Ski Season Progress Report as of January 7, 2024

2023-24 Ski Season Progress Report as of December 31, 2023

During the holiday week Steamboat and Whistler were the only areas to get more than a foot of snow. Next most were Stevens Pass and Winter Park at 8 inches. Western season snowfall through December averages only 57% of normal, exceeding only the 38% of the infamous 1976-77 season. Many areas are less than half … Continue reading 2023-24 Ski Season Progress Report as of December 31, 2023

2023-24 Ski Season Progress Report as of December 24, 2023

During the past two weeks scattered storms have averaged only one foot and no one got more than 2 feet. Season snowfall averages only 65% of normal with Utah the highest region at 82%. For the holiday week many areas are less than half open with base depths under 3 feet. These areas will not … Continue reading 2023-24 Ski Season Progress Report as of December 24, 2023

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