Snow Science

Snow science: How mountains make snow
Snow science: How mountains make snow

It’s bound to happen at some point this season. After a long day of skiing six inches of powder at your ..

Does wind affect snow
Does wind affect snow? You bet it does and it’s good and bad

While wind may not be the best friend of a cold skier who’s duking out an internal battle between the de..

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How Do Weather Models Work?

Weather forecasters often talk about the computer models they use to help predict the weather. But what are th..

Child chairlift summer is not a bummer
Can it snow when temps are above freezing?

If you’ve ever been on a chairlift when warmer temperatures call for rain but instead noticed snowflakes..

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Jackson Hole Snow 101; know weather patterns like a local

Want to feel like a Jackson local? Check out our overview about Jackson Hole’s geography and weather pattern..

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Storm chasing: How to line up the perfect snowstorm

You watch it move from the upper left corner of the weather map—that beautiful blue magenta blob—and your ..

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What’s a SNOTEL site and why does it matter?

SNOTEL sites are the unsung heroes of weather stations for skiers and snowboarders in the western United State..

Opinion: How green can skiing be? Take the train
Opinion: How green can skiing be? Take the train

Skiing, snowboarding, snowsports in general: can they ever really be synonymous with green living? What does g..

What does a perfect snowflake look like
What does a perfect snowflake look like?

Not all powder is created equal. Some is thick, heavy and “surfy”. Some is light, fluffy, and produces bli..

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How the mountains of Colorado make natural snow

Did you ever wonder why Colorado snow can often be fluffy, light and so much fun to ski or ride? Well, here..

Will La Nina return this winter? Early predictions say ‘maybe’

Seems like as a prelude to every ski season the water cooler conversation among skiers and riders turns to tha..

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How the mountains of California make natural snow

Here’s a meteorological fact of life you Californians can use to show off in pares-ski conversations. Th..

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