Pow alert: Snow headed for the southern Rockies and New England

Pow alert: Snow headed for the southern Rockies and New England

The end of 2014 is going to be pretty damn cold and dry for most skiing states. The two bright spots appear to be southern Colorado and New England. Check out the details below as we look to shred pow into the New Year.


Northern and central Colorado will be dry and bitterly cold moving into New Year’s Eve, while a strong storm will make a push towards the San Juans in the southern part of the state. Joel Gratz is predicting the highest accumulations will be at Wolf Creek, with projections of about eight to 14 inches by Wednesday afternoon. Resorts like Telluride and Silverton will see closer to six inches of accumulation.


Precipitation in the San Juans. Image courtesy of OpenSnow

The Northeast

After some balmy temperatures and unwanted rain (gasp!), the East Coast will look to get back on track with a storm that should hit on Saturday.

In Vermont, snow will begin on Saturday night, and should result in double digit accumulations for many resorts. Killington, Mad River Glen, Okemo and Sugarbush are all looking at about seven to 11 inches of freshies by Sunday morning.

Maine should see some of the white stuff on Saturday night as well. Sugarloaf, Saddleback and Sunday River are all looking at about three to seven inches by Sunday morning.

New Hampshire could be the biggest winner in New England, as Granite Gorge, Crotched Mountain and Pats Peak are all forecasted to receive 10 to 14 inches in that time span.


The resorts in southern Utah will get some big totals this week. Brian Head Resort and Eagle Point are looking at snowfall beginning Tuesday night and lasting into Thursday morning, with totals in the 16 to 26 inch range.

OpenSnow’s Evan Thayer shows us how good it’s been in the Wasatch.

The Northern Rockies

Wyoming, Idaho and Montana will have shot at a couple of inches of accumulation on Saturday night, with Showdown Montana projecting three to seven inches.

The Sierra Nevada

Bear Mountain has a chance at three to six inches of accumulation by Wednesday afternoon, but other than that, it looks to be a dry week for the state of California.

Pacific Northwest

Oregon and Washington will be dry for the coming week, although areas in northern Washington could see an inch or two of accumulation on the weekend.

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