Pow Alert: Hold onto your butts, California

Pow Alert: Hold onto your butts, California

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The skiing is good in North America right now, with the west reaping the benefits of a stellar early season and the East Coast finally getting consistent snow and cold temperatures. The snow will continue this week, and California is in for some deep days.


Storms will move into the Tahoe region on Wednesday, producing 18 to 24 inches of new fluff for Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley, Kirkwood and other resorts. Down at Mammoth Mountain, the totals will be more in the 13 to 25-inch range.

Colorado, New Mexico and Utah

This week, Colorado will see steady snowfall each day beginning on Wednesday evening. The northern and central mountains (Aspen, Crested Butte, Winter Park, Loveland, A-Basin) can expect 7 to 18 inches by Sunday night. In southern Colorado (Wolf Creek, Silverton, Telluride) 13 to 31 inches could fall in that timeframe.

Utah snowfall will mirror that of Colorado as Alta, Snowbird, Park City, etc. can expect about 9 to 24 inches of snow from Wednesday through Sunday.

Ski Apache will be the place to be this week in New Mexico, with 8 to 19 inches of snow expected through Sunday.

Idaho, Montana and Wyoming

Idaho can expect a bit of accumulation in the next few days with Sun Valley is projected to receive about 2 to 7 inches from Wednesday through Thursday.

In Montana, Whitefish should come out, well, white this week with 4 to 8 inches forecasted to fall from Thursday morning to Friday evening.

Jackson Hole, in Wyoming, will receive a little refresh this week, with 5 to 10 inches expected from Wednesday through Friday.

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Oregon and Washington

The Pacific Northwest will remain relatively quiet this week in terms of snowfall.

Alberta and British Columbia

Alberta will receive a refresh in snow on Thursday with about 1 to 3 inches forecasted for Lake Louise, Sunshine Village and Norquay.

British Columbia will remain mostly quiet this week, with 1 to 3 inches forecasted for the interior.

New England

Vermont will see a nice refresh on Sunday evening, with 2 to 4 inches of snow expected at Killington, Jay Peak, Stowe, Mad River Glen and more.

Sugarloaf will be the big winner on Sunday night in Maine, with 4 to 8 inches expected overnight.

Those looking to earn their turns should head to Tuckerman Ravine this weekend, where 15 to 23 inches of new snow is expected to fall on Sunday. Resorts in the New Hampshire area can expect 2 to 4 inches on Sunday night.


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