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Top 5 Snow Tires for 2019-2020

Top 5 Snow Tires for 2019-2020

by Amanda Natividad

Update: This blog post was originally published in November 2011. It was updated in October 2019 to include information most relevant to the 2019-2020 snow season. The snow is starting to fall in parts of North America and full-on winter… Read More →

How Is Snow Made? The Science Behind Snowmaking

How Is Snow Made? The Science Behind Snowmaking

by Kristen Lummis

When it started snowing last week at several Colorado ski resorts, there were few clouds in the sky and no natural precipitation in sight. The forecast was for sun.  But the weather was perfect — for snowmaking.  Making snow is… Read More →

Natural Snow Not Required. Summer Skiing in North America

Natural Snow Not Required. Summer Skiing in North America

by Kristen Lummis

As I sit here typing, it’s snowing. I-70 was intermittently closed yesterday. Arapahoe Basin is reporting powder conditions on a 79” base and just days ago, the iconic Mammoth Mountain sign was buried in a late spring blizzard. If there… Read More →

Why Stop Now? The Lowdown on the Upcoming 2019 Ski Season in the Southern Hemisphere

Why Stop Now? The Lowdown on the Upcoming 2019 Ski Season in the Southern Hemisphere

by Patrick Thorne

When we think of skiing in the southern hemisphere we often think of South America or possibly New Zealand. However, there are actually six countries on three continents south of the equator (assuming the globe makers have the world the… Read More →

Snow All Week in the West, Deepest in California

Snow All Week in the West, Deepest in California

by Open Snow

This article originally appeared on opensnow.com by Joel Gratz Summary Multiple storms will hit the west coast this week. Between 1-3 FEET of snow should fall in California, with 6-12 inches for other western areas. Winter won’t quit:-) Short Term… Read More →

This Week’s Powder Will be in Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico

This Week’s Powder Will be in Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico

by Open Snow

This article originally appeared on opensnow.com by Joel Gratz Summary The last hurrah of a very stormy pattern in the west will occur this week as a storm over the northwest and a system in the southwest coverage, creating powder… Read More →

Powder Continues, Deepest in Colorado

Powder Continues, Deepest in Colorado

by Open Snow

This article originally appeared on opensnow.com by Joel Gratz Summary Western mountains received 1-4 FEET of snow in the past week and three more storms could bring an additional 1-3+ FEET through the end of next week. Short Term Forecast… Read More →

Storms Continue, Powder This Weekend + Next Week

Storms Continue, Powder This Weekend + Next Week

by Open Snow

This article originally appeared on opensnow.com by Joel Gratz Summary It’s been a record-breaking February with over 300 inches in Tahoe, over 200 inches at Jackson, and storms will continue to be in the forecast this weekend and next week…. Read More →

Deepest Week of the Season!

Deepest Week of the Season!

by Open Snow

This article originally appeared on opensnow.com by Powderchaser Steve. Update It’s snowing heavily over much of the northern Rockies and the southern Cascades.  Very deep snow is being reported at press time for Mount Bachelor (20-30 inches), Jackson (21 inches),… Read More →

Western US Will Be Deep Through the Weekend

Western US Will Be Deep Through the Weekend

by Open Snow

This article originally appeared on opensnow.com written by Joel Gratz. Summary The storm train continues to roll through the western United States with storms on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday bringing FEET of snow to many mountains. Short Term Forecast Forecast… Read More →