It’s no secret that it’s been damn cold in the USA and that snow cover has been much higher than normal for this time of year. Last year had less overall snow coverage but where we had snow, then snow was deep last year in many spots.
Just look at the snow coverage map for this year! Idaho, Montana, Utah, Oregon, Washington, and Nevada are nearly completely covered in snow. Even California is pretty darned buried. Impressive.
The far northern rockies and the far northern pacific northwest do have deeper snowpacks this year compared to last year, though.