Category Archives: Weather

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

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

A series of storms hit the Pacific Northwest during the first week of December, extending inland to the northern and central Rockies. Low altitude resorts had a lot of rain along with the snow. Alta and Targhee were the only areas over half open on 4+ foot bases December 9-10. Most areas are running 2-3 … Continue reading 2023-24 Ski Season Progress Report as of December 16, 2023

2023-24 Ski Season Progress Report as of December 9, 2023

A series of storms hit the Pacific Northwest during the first week of December, extending inland to the northern and central Rockies. Low altitude resorts had a lot of rain along with the snow. Alta and Targhee are the only areas over half open on 4+ foot bases. Most areas are running about two weeks … Continue reading 2023-24 Ski Season Progress Report as of December 9, 2023

2023-24 Ski Season Progress Report as of November 25, 2023

There have been modest storms mid-November through Thanksgiving. Several areas delaying openings are red flags. For Thanksgiving Targhee is 63% open but next in line are Alta at 29%, Wolf Creek at 20% and Sunshine at 19%. Elsewhere expect congested manmade groomers only. No snow is expected the rest of November except a couple of … Continue reading 2023-24 Ski Season Progress Report as of November 25, 2023

2023-24 Ski Season Progress Report as of November 19, 2023

Late October 2023 saw moderate snowfall in northern and central regions. Early November weather was mostly dry in central and southern regions. Northern regions saw more rain than snow the first week of November but have accumulated some snow since then. All snowfall totals are since November 1 and all open terrain is on snowmaking. … Continue reading 2023-24 Ski Season Progress Report as of November 19, 2023