West coasters, grab your gear and head for the slopes this weekend! January has been bountiful, to say the least, for several states on the west including California, Colorado and Wyoming.

According to meteorologists at OpenSnow, “The western US will see one more storm this weekend before high pressure and dry weather takes control during most of next week.” After a short period of dryness, big-time powder will thankfully return to the west between February 18-28th.

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The Tetons have had “very exciting past 24 hours, with 14 inches at Jackson Hole and 10 inches at Grand Targhee.

The good/exciting news is that this put Jackson Hole’s upper mountain over 400 inches YTD! The bad news as that there has been a major power outage and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will be closed today, Wednesday, February 8th.”

Jackson Hole unfortunately may be closed this weekend, but there’s still ton of pow to be had at resorts nearby like Grand Targhee.

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Everybody scored several inches of fat powder yesterday.

  • Bogus Basin recieved 9”.
  • Sun Valley set the high mark with 16” –  they got 9” on Tuesday and another 7” Wednesday”.
  • Schweitzer Mountain reportedly scored 51″ in the last week and is expecting 10-20″ this week.

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“Initially, expect heavy snow tonight (5-15”). Then the snow level will rise to 5,500ft.”

“By late Thursday and certainly Friday, the snow level will drop to 2,500ft. This will improve snow quality and bury the rain soaked snowpack. New snow will be great, 3-8”.”

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Last weekend in the Pacific Northwest was deep as well and the Powderchaser crew has the video to prove it.


“Tuesday and Tuesday night’s snow was hit-and-miss with some mountains receiving more than 12 inches while nearby areas received much less. Overall this storm came in on the low side.Snow will wind down on Wednesday morning as gusty winds continue and temperatures warm. The next chance for snow will stretch from Friday night through Sunday morning with 4-8 inches for most mountains. Next week should be sunny and dry most of the time, with a chance for more snow between February 18-28.”

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OpenSnow was created by a team of local weather forecasters who are life-long skiers and riders. During the winter, our forecasters write “Daily Snow” updates that will point you toward the best snow conditions. You can also use our mountain-specific forecasts, webcams, and snow reports to find the best snow.

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