One strong spring storm will pack a powder punch for much of the West for the second full weekend of April. Meanwhile in the East, an incredible temperature contrast will exist near the Canadian border.
Snow has been below average for parts of the West but this week features a big change. (Brighton Resort/Facebook)
A much colder and snowier weather pattern returns to the West with feet of snow while the East warms up with more mixed precipitation.
It’s a mixed bag of weather for the U.S. and Canada this week. Some will get snow, others get very mild temperatures for this last full week of February.
Read this week's SnoCast to find out what to expect by region Feb. 22- 27.
With over 20 feet of snow in January, Mammoth Mountain set a new monthly record for snowfall. More snow in the forecast here turning into February. (Mammoth Mountain/Twitter)
It’s shaping up to be an active week across the U.S. ski areas with plenty of opportunities for snow. And after an unusually warm January in Canada, colder weather (and snow) return to the forecast picture, too. Check it out in this week’s SnoCast.
For the first part of winter, Western mountains have received abundant snowfall, while areas in the Midwest and Northeast have seen warm temperatures and little snowfall.
Groundhog Day (Feb. 2) may be one that skiers and snowboarders would like to relive day after day as an active storm track is set to move a pair of systems out of the Rockies and into the Upper Midwest, delivering potentially huge snowfall totals.
A few storms in Colorado over the weekend and early next week likely won’t have any effect on the state’s ski resorts, says OpenSnow.com’s Joel Gratz. “Yup, back to spring conditions with harder snow in the morning, softening by the midday and afternoon hours.”
You have to fill your gas tank to go skiing and riding. Michigan Shell stations are offering free lift tickets for every 10 gallons of gas you purchase. The offer is good through the middle of April.
Let's start at the top. The biggest news story of 2014 rolled out of Utah's Wasatch Mountains. No other news story across the nation matched it for continuing drama. It began rumbling in the spring, resonated in the courts all summer, and didn't culminate until shortly before the snow flew. Here's how SnoCountry.com's West Editor Andy Dennison describes it: