This week, NOAA is forecasting what they are calling the “strongest storm of the season” — a jet stream-powered storm predicted to dump several feet of snow in the mountains of British Columbia to California. Other forecasters are predicting “multiple powder days for the west” for later this week and into the weekend.

Potential epic snowfall is in sight for these regions: Western Canada & British Columbia, Pacific Northwest, Northern Rockies, California, Utah & Colorado.

What a way to start the season!



Here’s where to ski and snowboard…

(Weather reports sourced from our friends at

1. California

In California, the “Pineapple Express” is bringing a ton of moisture to California right now. From Wednesday night through Thursday night, NOAA is forecasting to get a whopping 12-20” of snow at lake level and 1-3 feet of snow in the mountains 7,000 feet. Meanwhile, Mammoth is predicted to get about 12-24”.

See Sierra-At-Tahoe lift tickets.
See Boreal lift tickets.
See Homewood lift tickets.
See Mammoth Mountain lift tickets.

See more California lift tickets.

2. Northern Rockies

The Teton Range is looking to get heavy snowfall on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday of this week. 9-16” is expected from now through Friday, with another potential 1-2 feet through the weekend.

See Grand Targhee lift tickets.
See Red Lodge Mountain lift tickets.
See Schweitzer Mountain lift tickets.

See more Northern Rockies lift tickets. 

3. Utah

On Thursday, a cold front will bring snowfall to the Utah region. It’ll be a quick movement, likely accumulating around 4-8”.

See Snowbird lift tickets.
See Snowbasin lift tickets.
See Powder Mountain lift tickets.

See more Utah lift tickets.

4. Colorado

Potential powder days are in the forecast on Friday, Saturday, next Monday and next Tuesday. During the week, the region should see 10-20” of snow.

See Copper Mountain lift tickets.
See Arapahoe Basin lift tickets.
See Winter Park lift tickets.

See more Colorado lift tickets.

5. Pacific Northwest

Goodbye rain, hello snow! Cooler air is moving in, bringing in 6-12” in Oregon and 3-6” to the Washington Cascades & Whistler.

See Mt Hood Meadows lift tickets.
See Anthony Lakes lift tickets.
See White Pass lift tickets.

See more Pacific Northwest lift tickets.

6. Western Canada & British Columbia 

See Whistler Blackcomb lift tickets.
See Sun Peaks Resort lift tickets.
See Fernie Alpine lift tickets.
See Revelstoke lift tickets.

See more Western Canada & British Columbia lift tickets.


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