OnTheSnow.com just released their updated snowfall predictions for North American ski resorts this 2016/17 Winter. Their updated snowfall predictions reflect NOAA’s cancelation of the La Nina Watch. NOAA is no longer expecting La Nina this winter (only a 40% of La Nina predicted).
See Original Snowfall Outlook from OnTheSnow.com from July:
From what they’ve forecast in this update, it’s clear that you’ll wanna be in the Pacific Northwest, Montana,Wyoming, Vermont, British Columbia, or Alberta by the time this winter rolls around.
Meteorologist Chris Tomer created this snowfall outlook.
Above Average Snowfall Forecast in 2016/17:
- Northern Colorado
- Northwest Wyoming
- Whistler, B.C
- Lake Louise, Alberta
Percentage of Average Snowfall this Winter
- Mount Hood, Mount Baker, Mount Rainier: 120%
- Whistler, Lake Louise: 120%
- Schweitzer, Sun Valley, Bogus Basin: 120%
- Big Sky, Whitefish, Bridger Bowl: 120%
- Jackson Hole, Grand Targhee: 120%
- Steamboat, Buffalo Pass: 105%
- Jay Peak, Sugarbush, Sugarloaf, Killington: 105%
- Squaw Valley, Northstar, Heavenly: 95%
- Aspen, Copper, Vail, Loveland: 95%
- Alta, Snowbird, Park City: 95%
- Mammoth: 85%
***source: Chris Tomer/Onthesnow.com
“I have a feeling that it’s going to be a late start to Winter. If you’re planning a Christmas ski vacation, the dark green Western bullseye in the graphic is your best bet where the odds are highest for consistent, above normal snowfall. ” – Chris Tomer/OnTheSnow.com