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Weekly Weather Ski Forecast: Snow Before You Go

24th February 2021 | Chris Tomer

Up to 4 feet of snow is forecasted for resorts in the PNW.

Up to 4 feet of snow is forecasted for resorts in the PNW.

Copyright: Meteorologist Chris Tomer
Goin skiing this weekend? Here's the weekly Snow Before You Go Forecast by Meteorologist Chris Tomer. The hot spot this week and weekend is the West.
 

Pacific Northwest

The jet stream will continue to feed moisture into the Cascades and volcanoes through the weekend.  Heavy snow accumulation likely between Thursday morning and Saturday of 2-4 feet.  This includes Mount Baker, Stevens Pass, Rainier, Timberline, and Mount Bachelor.  A foot of accumulation at Whistler/Blackcomb.  A break in the snow occurs Saturday night before another storm system arrives on Sunday.
 
The storm sytem through the weekend will benefit the PNW.   - © Meteorologist Chris Tomer

The storm sytem through the weekend will benefit the PNW.

Copyright: Meteorologist Chris Tomer

Banff Area

Consistent shots of light to moderate snowfall occurs between Thursday and Saturday.  A break in the snow occurs Saturday night before another storm system arrives on Sunday.  I'm forecasting a foot of grand total accumulation at Revelstoke and western ranges of Banff.  Less accumulation in Sunshine, Fernie, and Marmot Basin.

 

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Montana, Wyoming, Idaho
The most consistent snowfall occurs between Thursday and Saturday on a Northwest Flow type pattern.  Moderate to heavy accumulations.  I'm forecasting at least a foot of accumulation at Jackson Hole and Grand Targhee.  6-12 inches at Big Sky, Discovery, and Schweitzer.  
 

Utah, Colorado

The first powder day occurs on Thursday in Colorado as a storm system winds down.  Look to Eldora, Winter Park, Wolf Creek, and Loveland for light to moderate accumulations.  The next storm system hits Utah and Colorado on a Northwest Flow pattern between Friday-Saturday.  It could linger into Sunday in Colorado.  I'm forecasting heavy snow accumulations in the Wasatch including a foot of accumulation at Alta, Snowbird, Brighton, and Solitude.  Light to moderate accumulation in Colorado. 
 

California

The jet stream is too far north to deliver any snow through the weekend.  Will this change?  It could take 10 days or longer to change this pattern.
 

 

Resorts in New England will see a few inches of snow this week.   - © Meteorologist Chris Tomer

Resorts in New England will see a few inches of snow this week.

Copyright: Meteorologist Chris Tomer

 

Northeast

An Alberta Clipper brushes the ski resorts with light snow accumulation between Wednesday night and Thursday morning.  I'm forecasting 1-3 inches of accumulation.  A larger storm system arrives on Saturday but it looks warm.  Precipitation at the ski areas starts as snow but then changes to a mix or even rain as the storm ends.  Another 1-3 inches of snow accumulation possible before the changeover.  
 

Tomer's Take

On Friday ski Whistler/Blackcomb, Baker, Revelstoke, or Schweitzer, on Saturday ski Jackson Hole, Grand Targhee, Alta, or Snowbird, and on Sunday ski Steamboat, Alta, or Snowbird.
 

 

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