5,000-Mile-Long Atmospheric River Could Dump 7-10 Feet in British Columbia & PNW

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5,000-Mile-Long Atmospheric River Could Dump 7-10 Feet in British Columbia & PNW

This article was originally posted on OpenSnow.com by Powderchaser Steve. Lots of buzz is flying around the web on snow totals for the Northwest this week. It’s only October so any news of 7-10 feet of snow is headline news. Most of that… Read More →

5 Wonderfully Strange Places To Ski & Snowboard in the US

by / liftopia, North America, Travel
5 Wonderfully Strange Places To Ski & Snowboard in the US

Take lift to the top, then turn left, turn right to the bottom. Rinse and repeat. It COULD be argued that all skiing is pretty much the same, but it would be wrong, wrong, wrong. Apart from the sky above… Read More →

Arapahoe Basin To Open For 2017-18 Ski Season THIS Friday, Oct 13

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Arapahoe Basin To Open For 2017-18 Ski Season THIS Friday, Oct 13

In preparation of opening day, snow guns at several US ski resorts have been hard at work these past few weeks. One resort officially kicks off the Colorado ski season this weekend! See Arapahoe Basin lift tickets. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area… Read More →

The Race To Open Is On: Two Ski Resorts Begin Snowmaking Operations

by / North America, Snow & Weather
The Race To Open Is On: Two Ski Resorts Begin Snowmaking Operations

Every year in the fall, two resorts in Colorado (Arapahoe Basin and Loveland Ski Area) compete to see who will be the first ski resort to open for the upcoming season. With snow falling in the higher elevations last weekend,… Read More →

A DOZEN Ski Areas In The Alps Already Open After Sensational September Snow

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A DOZEN Ski Areas In The Alps Already Open After Sensational September Snow

The snowy September has continued in Europe’s high Alps with three big snowfalls this month. 10 ski areas have already opened for the 2017-18 ski season and two more (Tignes in France and the Kitzsteinhorn glacier in Austria) will open… Read More →

11 Photos of September Snow That Prove Winter IS Coming

11 Photos of September Snow That Prove Winter IS Coming

From light dustings to surprisingly impressive, early-season dumps, several mountains in North America have experienced their first flakes of snow during these first weeks of September. Although there’s still a bit of time until ski resorts officially open, it’s enough to… Read More →

Old Farmer’s Almanac Predicts An All-Around Wet & Snowy Winter For 2017-18

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Old Farmer’s Almanac Predicts An All-Around Wet & Snowy Winter For 2017-18

The Old Farmer’s Almanac, North America’s oldest continuously published periodical, just released their long-range weather predictions for winter 2017-18. The forecast, which attempts to predict the amount and placement, is a warm welcome (or should we say “cold”?) compared to… Read More →

European Ski Resorts Already Opening Following Early, Heavy Snowfall

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European Ski Resorts Already Opening Following Early, Heavy Snowfall

While most of us are still in summer mode, a few lucky skiers and snowboarder in Europe are getting a head start on winter. Two European ski resorts in Austria plan on opening THIS WEEKEND after a huge, earlier-than-usual storm in… Read More →

Winter Forecast: Can Hurricane Irma Help Predict 2017-2018 Snowfall?

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Winter Forecast: Can Hurricane Irma Help Predict 2017-2018 Snowfall?

This article was originally posted on OpenSnow.com by Meterologist Joel Gratz. Unfortunately, our luck has run out. After 12 years of no major hurricanes (Cat 3, 4 or 5) making landfall in the US, Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey both struck as major… Read More →

Canada’s First Pod Hotel Coming To Whistler Village

Canada’s First Pod Hotel Coming To Whistler Village

You’re longing to ski Whistler Blackcomb. And why not? It’s North America’s biggest ski area, boasts enough vertical to turn the strongest thighs to jelly, has the most terrain diversity on the continent, and sits atop what may be the… Read More →