Just when it looks like Jackson is getting out of the storm cycle they get it again. A week ago with a grim forecast it looked as if Jackson was going to get out of the weather flow that has been creating awesome conditions all winter. Then the blobs of moisture start to appear on the radar and get bigger and bigger, and where do they move to, Jackson of course. A warmer and dry start to the week was replaced by snow and made very excited skiers and snowboarders. Crusty, iced over, sun effected snow of early week became a glorious coat of a heavier dense snow over the weekend. The heavy wet snow was much needed to cover the havoc the sun and warm temps did to it.
Late last week a small burst of moisture came through making for incredible conditions. Snow on Friday and Friday night opened to bluebird on Saturday with lite density new snow. Then another pulse came through Saturday night, and through the day on Sunday giving the mountain an incredible reset. The snow really started late Sunday and did’t let up much till Monday morning. Sunday was a wet one with rain down in the valley with heavy snow and wind at the upper elevations. The heavier density snow really gave riding a surfy feel and stuck to everything, think Pacific Northwest type snow.
The Forecast for the next week is looking pretty dry, but this has been a similar pattern over the last few weeks, and some moisture usually seems to sneak in by the weekend. Even with no predicted snow in the next few days the coverage is incredible and for those willing to work for it there is plenty of pow around the valley to be found.