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How Does Wind Affect Snow?

5th September 2019 | Meteorologist Chris Tomer

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The ideal wind directions for Grand Targhee and Jackson Hole include west, west-southwest, northwest and southeast wind directions.  - © Meteorologist Chris Tomer

The ideal wind directions for Grand Targhee and Jackson Hole include west, west-southwest, northwest and southeast wind directions.
Copyright: Meteorologist Chris Tomer

The ideal wind directions for Grand Targhee and Jackson Hole include west, west-southwest, northwest and southeast wind directions.  - © Meteorologist Chris Tomer
The ideal wind directions for creating the best snow conditions at Vail Ski Resort are west-northwest and northwest. - © Meteorologist Chris Tomer

The ideal wind directions for creating the best snow conditions at Vail Ski Resort are west-northwest and northwest.
Copyright: Meteorologist Chris Tomer

The ideal wind directions for creating the best snow conditions at Vail Ski Resort are west-northwest and northwest. - © Meteorologist Chris Tomer
The ideal wind directions that set up a clean upslope flow for solid snow conditions in the Lake Tahoe region depend on what resort you're skiing.  - © Meteorologist Chris Tomer

The ideal wind directions that set up a clean upslope flow for solid snow conditions in the Lake Tahoe region depend on what resort you're skiing.
Copyright: Meteorologist Chris Tomer

The ideal wind directions that set up a clean upslope flow for solid snow conditions in the Lake Tahoe region depend on what resort you're skiing.  - © Meteorologist Chris Tomer
January was GOOD to Jackson Hole! - © Jackson Hole

January was GOOD to Jackson Hole!
Copyright: Jackson Hole

January was GOOD to Jackson Hole! - © Jackson Hole
The last turns of the 2016 were good ones at Vail.  - © Dave Neff

The last turns of the 2016 were good ones at Vail.
Copyright: Dave Neff

The last turns of the 2016 were good ones at Vail.  - © Dave Neff
Sunny skies delivered at stellar opening day at Heavenly with views of Lake Tahoe.              - © Heavenly/Vail Resorts

Sunny skies delivered at stellar opening day at Heavenly with views of Lake Tahoe.
Copyright: Heavenly/Vail Resorts

Sunny skies delivered at stellar opening day at Heavenly with views of Lake Tahoe.              - © Heavenly/Vail Resorts

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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation