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Weekly Weather Ski Forecast: Snow Before You Go

31st March 2021 | Chris Tomer

Spring conditions can be found in most of the country this weekend.

Spring conditions can be found in most of the country this weekend.

Copyright: Meteorologist Chris Tomer
The hot spots this week and weekend are the Northeast and British Columbia.  A large dome of high pressure is in control of the West where Spring Skiing kicks into high gear.
 

Northeast

A large storm system delivers rain and snow between Wednesday and Thursday.  The best chance for accumulating snow is across the interior on the colder side of the storm system.  Mostly rain near the coast.  I'm forecasting light to moderate snow accumulation at Jay Peak, Stowe, Mad River, Sugarbush, Killington, and Mount Washington.  The pattern turns drier until a smaller low pressure retrogrades on Sunday with light rain/snow.
 
British Columbia will see some snow through this weekend.  - © Meteorologist Chris Tomer

British Columbia will see some snow through this weekend.

Copyright: Meteorologist Chris Tomer
  

Pacific Northwest

The storm track remains focused just north of Washington directly aimed at British Columbia.  The result is low chances for precip and no direct hits.  I'm forecasting light snow between Thursday night and Friday.  A better chance of snow arrives between Saturday night and Sunday.  Light to moderate accumulation mainly north of Mount Rainier including Baker and possibly Steven's Pass.  Light accumulation at Bachelor.
 

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Banff Area

Light to moderate snow accumulation between Thursday and Friday.  Light to moderate snow accumulation between Saturday and Sunday.  Marmot Basin appears to benefit the most including the high peaks around Columbia, Athabasca, and Castleguard.
 

California

High pressure remains in control with the main storm track running far to the north.  Dry weekend.  The next chance for precipitation is early next week.
 

Wyoming, Idaho, Montana

High pressure remains in control through the weekend with the main storm track running far to the North.  Mostly dry weekend with Spring Skiing.  The next chance of precipitation is Monday.
 

A small storm will hit northern Vermont.   - © Meteorologist Chris Tomer

A small storm will hit northern Vermont.

Copyright: Meteorologist Chris Tomer
 

Colorado, Utah

High pressure remains in control through the weekend with the main storm track running far to the North.  There's a tiny chance for a passing snow shower in the Southern Mountains of Colorado on Friday morning.  Otherwise mostly dry with Spring Skiing this weekend.  The next chance for precipitation is mid to late next week.
 

Tomer's Take

Ski the Northeast on Thursday, Banff Area on Friday and Saturday, and then Spring Skiing in Colorado on Sunday.
 
 
 

 

 

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