Who’s Getting Dumped On?

It has been a bit of a rough season so far this year with a lack of snowfall causing quite a drought for most of Colorado, Utah and the Sierra. A large moisture filled system is bringing some relief to these snow starved areas for the first time in a long time. Saturday and Sunday are going to be the days if you’re yearning to get your much needed powder fix.


Alta Ski Area, Utah

Snowfall (Last 24 Hours): 10.0-20.0”+ Expected Friday-Sunday

Temperature Range: 22°/ 7°

Season Total Snowfall: 106.0”

Snow Score: 5/5 Stars

Coming off of such a strong season last year, skiers in LCC have been dying for a big storm. And it looks like this weekend Alta is going to get deep (finally)! While you’re out on the mountain keep in mind that terrain openings will most likely be staggered to allow for avy control work, so for your best turns you may want to wait in line for the Backside and Shoulder to open. If you are the impatient type, High-T and Supreme are always great options – just be aware of hidden rocks that are usually covered with snow this time of year.


Crystal Mountain, Washington

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Snowfall (Last 24 Hours): 4.0”

Temperature Range: 30°/21°

Season Total Snowfall: 204.0”

Snow Score: 4/5 Stars

Once again the Pacific Northwest gets a strong shout out as a great place to ski this weekend. Comfortable temps in the 20’s with consistent snowfall all weekend and into next week will make for great skiing, as it has been all season at Crystal. Skiing off of the Northway Double will be fantastic for experts searching for deep turns. Groomers off of the Forest Queen will be smooth and snow covered.


Jackson Hole, Wyoming

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Snowfall (Last 24 Hours): 0.0” with up to 12.0”+ forecasted!

Temperature Range: 30°/14°

Season Total Snowfall: 221.0”

Snow Score: 5/5 Stars

Jackson Hole is going to be #blessed this weekend with comfortable temperatures in the 20’s, and up to a foot of snow heading to Teton Village. The woods on the Moran Face of the mountain will give you some bumped up powder turns that are always fun to ski, and less people looking to do the short hike up to Casper Bowl will deliver some smoother turns with the potential for face-shots. If you are not up for playing in challenging terrain, any of the groomers off of the Bridger Gondola will have plenty of vertical for you to find your speed limit.

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