The snow at Jackson Hole has been absolutely ridiculous!! 66” of snow has fallen since December 14th. Only one day during that period did not have measurable snow!! Saturday the 28th was the deepest day of the season, so far, and possibly being the deepest day in years!
Snow! There is a lot of it, during this period we have seen varying densities of snow, starting out heavy and turning very light with colder temps. The heavier, higher moisture content snow that fell the previous week laid down an incredible base for the lighter density snow that has fallen over the past few days.
Christmas Day the report called 7” up high, and that was a more than a modest number for how the conditions were. Mostly waist deep conditions prevailed over all elevations with sheltered areas being deeper.
The next couple of days passed with low but measurable snowfall and the sun even came out for a little bit! Then came December 28th. Possibly the deepest day in years, the snow report called 5” on the upper mountain and 14” and mid mountain. By those numbers I must be 2 feet tall because the snow was well in the chest deep range. Light Cowboy Pow conquered mid to low elevations and everyone was taking full advantage.
The forecast this week is calling for very cold temps and little precipitation before the weekend. The sun will be a nice change of pace and allow people to get into the higher alpine and go out a little further. Hopefully the weekend will bring moisture back into the area!
Avy conditions were touch and go during the storm cycle with a few close calls. Notably a skier made a very uniformed terrain decision and was swept over a large cliff close to the resort boundary, he was very lucky not to have been injured.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort blog with recent conditions: