Category Archives: Bestsnow

2021-22 Ski Season Progress Report as of December 9, 2022

Late October 2022 saw widespread moderate snowfall through much of the West. Some of this snowpack persisted in Utah and the Tetons as the first third of November was very snowy there as well as California. It was then mostly dry to Thanksgiving, so only Utah and the Tetons include October snowfall in the tables … Continue reading 2021-22 Ski Season Progress Report as of December 9, 2022

2021-22 Ski Season Progress Report as of December 1, 2022

Late October 2022 saw widespread moderate snowfall through much of the West. Some of this snowpack persisted in Utah and the Tetons as the first third of November was very snowy there as well as California. It was then mostly dry to Thanksgiving, so only Utah and the Tetons include October snowfall in the tables … Continue reading 2021-22 Ski Season Progress Report as of December 1, 2022

2021-22 Ski Season Progress Report as of November 25, 2022

Late October 2022 saw widespread moderate snowfall through much of the West. Some of this snowpack persisted in Utah and the Tetons as the first third of November was very snowy there as well as California. It has since been very dry. However the earlier storms opened the majority of terrain at Grand Targhee, Mammoth … Continue reading 2021-22 Ski Season Progress Report as of November 25, 2022

Ski Areas Favored by La Nina (as of 2022)

I use the  Multivariate ENSO Index , which is considered by many meteorologists to be the best overall measure of the strength of El Nino/La Nina.  The graph of MEI.v2 since 1979 is repeated here for convenience. The moderate La Nina of 2020-21 has persisted for two years. With its strongest reading of -1.9 in … Continue reading Ski Areas Favored by La Nina (as of 2022)

In-bounds Avalanche Strikes Jackson Hole

Teton Village, WY – An avalanche occurred this morning in-bounds on open terrain at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) in Wyoming, burying a number of skiers. The slide, which occurred in the southern end of the Expert Chutes, was reported at approximately 9:55 a.m., and Jackson Hole Ski Patrol and staff were on the scene … Continue reading In-bounds Avalanche Strikes Jackson Hole

New Hampshire’s Mount Sunapee Opens a Day Ahead of Schedule

Newbury, NH – With 14 inches of snow coverage on Tuesday, Mount Sunapee Resort in southern New Hampshire commenced their season yesterday, a day ahead of the scheduled start with skiing on an opening day record setting 17 trails. The early morning line was long, but fast moving for those picking up season passes. The … Continue reading New Hampshire’s Mount Sunapee Opens a Day Ahead of Schedule

Skier Dies Out of Bounds at Vail

East Vail, CO – The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office has reported the death of a backcountry skier in the East Vail Chutes on Tuesday. In a media release, the Sheriff’s Office indicate that personnel responded to a backcountry medical incident at around 11:30 a.m.  where a skier went off of a jump. The skier did not … Continue reading Skier Dies Out of Bounds at Vail