Planning a trip to Snowbird this winter, better bring your fat skis and big pow surfing boards as the Bird received a whopping 104” of Utah’s famous champagne powder during the month of December. Temperatures have remained cold and the skiing is all time right now. Snowbird is home to legendary waist-deep Wasatch powder and world-class terrain, and with all this snow the resort broke a 40 year average for the month of December. Can you say lake effect?
Our latest update from Snowbird a few days ago mentioned “It was an interesting powder day at Snowbird Ski Resort, with many employees leaving their houses with 24” on the ground, arriving at Snowbird to find about a foot at the base of the resort, and about 6” at Hidden Peak this morning. The current total is about 15,” and more snow is in the forecast.”
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Inge Perkins and Hayden Kennedy, from Perkins' Instagram account. According to Montana Avalanche, an avalanche claimed the life of a skier in in the Madison Range on Saturday. The slide fully buried one and partially buried another on the North Couloir of Imp Peak. The skiers were approaching their line when the avalanche triggered from above. Gallatin County SAR responded to the scene. Out of respect for the families, the names of the skiers have not been released yet. We will update with
Colorado skiers are in for an early season treat. After an early start to winter in Colorado’s high country, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area has announced it plans to open this Friday, October 13 th. The mountain will kick off the ’17-’18 ski season by opening the Black Mountain Express Lift and the High Noon Trail at 9 A.M. for a crowd of eager skiers. A blessing of early season snowfall combined with temperatures perfect for snowmaking allowed the ski area to open first in North
This post originally appeared on Powderchasers.com. 23 inches has fallen at Timberline Lodge in Oregon in the past few days! It's snowing in the Cascades currently and today is opening day for Arapahoe Basin In Colorado. The extended forecast while warm early next week looks cold and deep in the 7 day period. There is a lot going on for mid-October! The Pacific Northwest has seen significant snowfall in most of the Oregon Cascades where less has fallen further north in Washington. A