Winter Warning: Early Season Storm Hits All Around the Globe

October 27th, 2010 by

Select lifts have started spinning and snow has started to fall. From the Pacific Northwest to the Rocky Mountains it is dumping. Winter is here, and in a big way. Check out what is happening in your neck of the woods.

Pacific Northwest

La Nina has already made her presence felt in the PNW. The past week from Washington state to Oregon it has snowed over 2 feet and continues to come down. The early storms have resorts prepping to open as early as possible. Check out this video by Adam Fleck from Mount Hood Meadows on Oct. 25th, white out conditions and coming down hard. If you haven’t planed your early season trip to the PNW you’re blowing it. Get on it.

Snow Totals (10/23 to 10-27)

8-22 inches




Stevens Pass 10-26



Artist Point, Mt. Baker 10-25

Rocky Mountains

With lifts turning at both A-Basin and Loveland, ski season in Colorado is officially underway. The Rocky Mountains have also been getting pounded by crazy amounts of snow. The natural snow along with snowmaking has helped many resorts get on the fast track to opening earlier than planed. If you live in and or around the Rockies, wax up those skis and get after it. Ski season is here.

Snow Totals (10/23 to 10-27)

6-18 inches









10-27-2010. Tweet: @freydrew : It’s an absolute POWDER day @arapahoe_basin today.



10-26-2010. Tweet: @TannerRainville : AWESOME! @breckenridgemtn Amazing two runs on peak 10 today!



Aspen/Snowmass 10-25



Snow falling at Woodward at Copper



Winter Park

British Columbia

Like the PNW, British Columbia has been getting dumped on. From Whistler to Revelstoke snow is falling and is forecasted to do so throughout the week.

Snow Totals (10/24 to Present)

6-12 inches and snowing!




Whistler. photo: Adam Long



Tweet: @mikedski : Heliskiing is good in any month, but it’s especially sweet in October!



Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Teton’s

Jackson Hole has been getting puked on! In the past five days, Jackson Hole has received over 30 inches of snow. Many locals took advantage of the huge storm and got their first taste of what should be a very good winter.

Snow Totals (10/23 to 10-26)

Up to 33 inches




Jackson Hole 10-26



Jackson Hole 10-25

Utah

Although Utah did not see the same accumulation amounts as the rest of the west coast, they did still get snow and are calling for more of the fluffy white stuff in the coming week. So, if you live in Utah, be prepared to call in sick this week and make your first turns of the season.

Snow Totals (10/23 to present)

8-16 inches and snowing


The Canyons 10-27


California

California hasn’t seen crazy amounts of snow fall quite yet, but the weather has been cooperating with the resorts allowing them to make snow and get the snow guns going.

Snow Totals

n/a




Mammoth Mountain

East Coast

Sunday River was the first resort in North America to open up but has only seen traces of natural snow. The early winter storm that hit the east coast about two weeks ago gave Sunday River a head start in the race to open and also gave some eager beavers a chance to get out on the slopes for some early season turns up and down the east coast.

Snow Totals

n/a


Oct. 23rd Turns at Sunday River



Killington Oct. 16th. photo: Ski the East

Around the Globe

While the Western United States have been getting pounded. Ski Hintertux and the rest of the Austrian Alps have been getting blasted and have received over 3 feet in the past month. So, if you have the money and the time, we suggest you hop on the next plane over to Europe and get some while it’s still fresh. There will be plenty of snow left in North America when you get back.

Snow Totals (10/12 to present)

Up to 3 ft and still snowing.


Looks like Jacob Westeris enjoying Austria


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