Snowpack WAY Above Average in Much of the Western USA Right Now:

Chris Wallner | | WeatherWeather
US snowpack is looking GOOD. Image: Westside Snotel
US snowpack is looking GOOD. Image: Westside Snotel

Cold temperatures and extensive snowfall has worked out well so far this year for the western US. As we shift towards 2017, it looks like we will start out the new year with great skiing conditions.

Above Average Snowpack In:

  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • Idaho
  • Nevada
  • Utah
  • Colorado
  • Wyoming
  • Northern New Mexico

Slightly Below Average Snowpack In:

  • Northern Idaho
  • Northern Washington
  • Northwestern Montana
  • Western Nevada
  • Western Arizona
  • Southwestern New Mexico
Mt. Hood Meadows has superb coverage. Image: Mt. Hood Meadows Facebook Page
Mt. Hood Meadows has superb coverage. Image: Mt. Hood Meadows Facebook Page

A lot of storm systems this year have had relatively low snow levels, which has allowed extensive snow coverage throughout the entire mountain. Even though it seemed like November was a slow start to the ski season, December treated the Western US well. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort had the DEEPEST December in 40 years, which is a great sign as to what is to come throughout the 2016-17 winter. The West is expected to experience below average temperatures and above average snowfall, which should increase these numbers and we like that.


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