Snow Conditions in USA (26 February 2015)
Colorado woke up on Thursday 26th February to lots of new snow and as a result as powder day was had across the state. Some of the biggest totals were picked up at Vail (142cm) which saw 23cm of fresh snow by 6am, with more coming down during the day. Winter Park (152cm) and Breckenridge (180cm) also fared well, receiving 15 and 20cm respectively. Up to a metre more snow is in the forecast for the next seven days, so some more powder days are highly likely in the coming week.
No new snow was recorded in Utah on Thursday, but a powder day was reported on Monday following up to 20cm of new snow at resorts such as Alta (180cm) and Snowbird (183cm). The latest forecasts are suggesting up to 50cm of new snow over the next seven days so hopefully there will be some good powder to be found here too.
Californian fortunes were improved slightly over the weekend following up to 25cm of fresh snow at resorts such as Mammoth Mountain (107cm). Even better news is that a period of snowy weather is forecast for the weekend and into next week, with 20-30cm of new snow expected and cold enough temperatures for snow machines to fire up.
Again the east coast continues to keep hold of its excellent conditions, particularly on the groomed slopes. Take lots of layers however as temperatures are set to remain well below freezing (-10C at mid-mountain) over the weekend, but with most lifts scheduled to run and almost all slopes open, braving the cold will be worth it!