Powder Alert for the west

By meteomorris on 21 December 2015 · 1

Active storms are moving in and there is a lot of snow in the forecast for the next few days. Downside are the winds that will be stormy from time to time. Avalanche danger will increase so make sure you have the proper knowledge and to check your local avalanche bulletin before travelling into the backcountry.

Storms are moving in
Storms are moving in

Whistler and Interior BC

As mentioned above, a frontal system is moving into Washington, Oregon and California today but will likely only bring snow to the southern fringes of British Columbia with a bit of snow. The next storm is expected late Tuesday afternoon. For now it looks to be fairly weak in general for the province, although it looks to be a good snow producer again for the South Coast mountains. The Tuesday storm will be followed by a cold upper trough on Wednesday that will produce some flurries mainly on the coast. Christmas will start dry but there is good chance that a major storm will be hitting BC over the following weekend.

Best powder to be found north of Vancouver during the next few days. Elsewhere the backcountry has a lot to offer. Don't forget to check your local avalanche forecast before venturing into the backcountry.


Today is another powder day in the Cascades. Snow is falling since Sunday and intensity is supposed to increase over the southern Washington Cascades. With the wind picking up this afternoon it looks like Tuesday might be the better pick of the week. Moderate snow is expected Wednesday night into Thursday.Christmas will start dry but there is good chance that a major storm hitting the Cascades over the following weekend. Snow levels are still a bit uncertain so you'd better go out this week.


Heavy snow is expected during the day. Heavy snow and strong winds will continue into Tuesday. You may expect 14-26 inches at the Crest and storm winds will hammer the upper peaks of the Sierra. Another storm with lower snow levels is expected for Christmas. So for the weekend chances are you can ski some blower pow.


This storm will definitely improve the conditions in the Tetons. The Tram has been opened last weekend and with snow in the forecast for the complete week it looks like the backcountry might get in a good shape around Christmas and further. Most snow is expected on Tuesday.


Strong winds and heavy snow are moving in today. We expect 2 to 3 feet of freshies in the Cottonwoods. Avalanche danger will be increase due to strong winds and weak layers in the current snowpack. Best days higher up will be as of Wednesday. Tuesday you'd better hit the treeruns.


Snow is moving in from the southwest later today and is focused on the resorts south of the I-70. As the winds turns west on Tuesday you should check the resorts west of the divide on Tuesday or Wednesday. Another storm is likely to move into the San Juans late in the week!

Stay stoked


  • Freekrider
    Freekrider op 21 December 2015 · 23:57
    Thanks Morris! Deer Valley it is, December 29th.


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