Pow Alert: A couple of inches here, a couple of inches there

Pow Alert: A couple of inches here, a couple of inches there

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Christmas week was full of pow days for much of the western United States, and snow has finally begun to fall in the East. The end of December through the New Year will feature bluebird weather for the most part, with a couple of chances for snow refreshes.


California has had quite the rebound season so far. Over the next couple of days, much of the state will remain dry with a chance for 2 to 4 inches at Mountain High and nearby resorts.


Photo by Peter Morning | Mammoth Mountain

Colorado, New Mexico and Utah

After a very white Christmas for Colorado, the coming days will be mostly dry. On Wednesday the central and southern mountains (Beaver Creek, Aspen, Crested Butte, Silverton, Wolf Creek) have a chance at about 1 to 2 inches of new snow.

The northern mountains of Utah (Powder Mountain and Snowbasin) are looking at 1 to 2 inches on Wednesday, while the rest of the state remains dry over the next week.

New Mexico will enjoy a week full of sunshine with great snow conditions thanks to a solid start to the season.

Idaho, Montana and Wyoming

Beginning Wednesday, Idaho will see some flurries but there probably won’t be much accumulation this week.

The weather in Wyoming will be much like Idaho this week while Bridger Bowl in Montana has a shot at 1 to 2 inches on Wednesday.

Oregon and Washington

Oregon and Washington will be dry this week. But with snow depths like 111 inches at Mt. Baker and 81 inches at Mount Hood Meadows, the skiing is still phenomenal in the PNW.

Going up to @mtbachelor to log some more time in the white room! #stilldumping @libtechnas @dakine_ski @dragonalliance

A video posted by Lucas Wachs (@wachstavision) on

British Columbia and Alberta

Both Alberta and British Columbia will remain dry this week with the exception of a couple of heli-ski ops in BC (Klondike, Last Frontier) who may get up to a foot of fresh.

New England

It’s finally gotten cold enough for much of the East Coast to ramp up the snowmaking efforts. The snow also returned to the region. Vermont will have shots at traces of new snow during the beginning of the week, while a storm Saturday through Sunday could drop 2 to 4 inches on Smugglers’ Notch, Jay Peak and Stowe.

Buncha flakes… 4-6" and still falling. #skol

A photo posted by Jay Peak Resort (@jaypeakresort) on

About 1 to 2 inches of new snow can be expected Wednesday night at Cannon Mountain, Bretton Woods and other New Hampshire resorts, with chances for flurries lasting through the end of the week.

There will be some flurries in Maine this week, but probably nothing substantial in terms of accumulation.


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