This is becoming a spring to remember. The press releases are flooding our inboxes here at Freeskier with new snow alerts and insane powder forecasts. Here are some of the highlights:
Jackson Hole Closes with Mega Dump
Jackson closed last weekend, but the mountain went out with a bang. Around 40 inches of snow fell in the last week, ‘causing the “best conditions of the season,” according to locals. Here’s a video by local shred star Andrew Whiteford.
Seven feet in Seven days?
Both Tahoe and Snowbird reported receiving seven feet of snow in seven days. Think about that: SEVEN FEET. I bet you aren’t even that tall, unless you’re Yasutaka Okayama, in which case, my apologies. That must be awkward.
Snowbird just sent over these photos from today, April 7, 3:30 p.m. MST. Jealousy rising. (photos: Matt Crawley)
New Snow in Utah
As of yesterday, in the 24 hours prior:
The Canyons: 26″
Park City: 25″
Targhee Gets in on the Action
Grand Targhee is currently enjoying close to six feet of fresh. And they’re offering discounted lift tickets for their closing week.
Powder Alert at Vail: 19″ since yesterday?
Twitter has been blowing up this morning with reports of epicness at Vail. As an added bonus to those already there, i70 closed on the pass, essentially blocking off the Denver area from making (gaping?) their way to the mountain. If you’re in Vail right now, we hate you, but it’s only because we wish we were you. Here’s a photo from @sallyfrancklyn:
Hello, Steamboat, Welcome to the Party
According to Steamboat’s Twitter: 16″ Mid & 21″ Top @ 5am, .5″ Mid .25″ Top since 5am Base 34 deg Mid 28 deg, SW 5 70″ base. Top 23 deg, SW 7, 92″ base POWDER! Overcast skies.