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Pacific North West (PNW) 2018/2019 Season

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PNW ski areas are starting to spin the lifts on a limited bases. Still need more snow to get things off to a proper start.


Mt. Bachelor with about 30cm of fresh.





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nice pics to start of the pnw stoke snowHead looks like winter is finally on its way with some storm cycles on there way this coming week , fingers crossed for low temps to match the precipitation !!
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Looks nice, how was last year's season with the La Nina?
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Looks nice, how was last year's season with the La Nina?



Last season was medicore. Started out fairly nice with some early season snow. Then it kind of went dry for a few months. Before starting up again in March. Hoping that a mild El Nino doesn't cause any issues. We shall soon find out. More weather on the way. A bit of a warm up and then cooling down. Right now Montana and Colorado seem to be fairing quite well with the storms.
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It's been snowing in Central Oregon since about noon. Started to snow down in town, elevation ~ 1,000 meters as I left work. Bachelor announced they are opening lower part of mtn. and possibly Pine Marten chair on the weekend. Will remain cold and on/off snow showers on Friday into Saturday. Will clear up but remain cold on Sunday, and then go back to snow showers middle of next week. Still need more snow to really open more lifts. Probably another 60cm-70cm.

Mt Hood, Meadows and Timberline will be spinning lifts on Friday as well. Time to get this party started.


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20 cm of fresh to start the day at Bachelor. Managed to get on 3rd chair when they loaded up Pine Marten. Bonus for me was that the first two chairs were snowboarders, so while the boarders got set up in their bindings, I merrily shredded the shin deep pow all to myself! Was nice medium density pow, and not too crowded for just having the lower mtn open. Low light and clouds meant the viz was just so-so. All in all a great first day of lift served PNW powder.

Looks like we might see a bit of a high pressure come in for the next few days. Possibly next weekend could see a trough develop and the next unsettled weather to come in. Stay tuned...
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please keep this thread going all winter with some nice pics
will be roadtripping fron san fran to Portland and back down the coastal highway early april
staying in mount Shasta bend and at timberline on way up .
nice to see some pics of resorts Very Happy Very Happy
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Seems like the Sierra's is the place to be early season. Mammoth seems to be winning the snow total award so far this season.

A blocking high pressure has developed out over the Pacific Coast. It has settled itself in up off the Washington/Oregon area, which should allow for some weaker lows to split and head over British Columbia and down South over California. Will be weak and fragmented and doesn't appear that much will make it as snow. Some flurries and light accumulation. GFS is hinting at some bigger storminess around the 12th to start pushing in and breaking down the high pressure blocking pattern. Too soon to have any idea how that will play out. Right now it does appear that Utah and Colorado have been the big winners over Washington and Oregon. Good news is that the high pressure is bringing cold temps, that will be favorable for snow making and preserving the current meager base that's in place.
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Forecast for this up coming weekend is shaping up and taking form. Currently in the Cascades it's very cold -7C to -10C at base elevation. Good for making snow, but not good for mother nature just yet. GFS is showing a front coming in around Sunday that will start the snow machine up. Currently too far out to predict accumulation, but on the low end could be just 30cm, and on the high end could end up being a meter from Sunday-Tuesday of next week. The GFS ensembles have been consistent the past few days, and showing several weak storms coming in from Saturday, and progressively building strength all the way out until next Thursday. Again, a bit too for out to be sure. But it's looking promising for British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and Idaho to get a decent amount of snow from these storms. Current track is for Washington to be in the bulls-eye but that can shift over the next few days.

Colorado and in particular SW Colorado are getting snow. Steamboat eeked out about 24CM yesterday that snuck up on everyone. Most of Colorado with the exception of SW Colorado are about 15%-20% above snow pack totals. And they will continue to see some light snow later this week to refresh the slopes.
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Forecast for this up coming weekend is shaping up and taking form. The GFS ensembles have been consistent the past few days, and showing several weak storms coming in from Saturday, and progressively building strength all the way out until next Thursday. Again, a bit too for out to be sure. But it's looking promising for British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and Idaho to get a decent amount of snow from these storms.


timing look good for my early season trip to British Columbia , will post some on the spot reports over next couple of weeks . but the slow start for the coastal mountains is hopefully about to gain some momentum Toofy Grin
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Toadman wrote:
Forecast for this up coming weekend is shaping up and taking form. The GFS ensembles have been consistent the past few days, and showing several weak storms coming in from Saturday, and progressively building strength all the way out until next Thursday. Again, a bit too for out to be sure. But it's looking promising for British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and Idaho to get a decent amount of snow from these storms.


timing look good for my early season trip to British Columbia , will post some on the spot reports over next couple of weeks . but the slow start for the coastal mountains is hopefully about to gain some momentum Toofy Grin


It's starting to look that way. Still plenty of December left to get the big mo a moving!
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Only about 4cm-5cm of new on top of a soft base. The real show gets started on Sunday and continues until at least Wednesday.

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First storm in a series of storms is arriving on Sunday. This will be followed by another storm with lowering freezing levels, and on the tail end of this storm will be a larger, colder storm packing a decent amount of energy that should drop about 30cm+ at higher elevations above 1,500 meters. That storm which will clear out on Wednesday will be followed by another smaller storm coming in on Thursday late into Friday morning. Then after a brief clearing on Saturday a fourth storm will is looking to come in on Sunday, but too soon to tell where and how much moisture this one will pack. It's badly needed for the PNW, which is behind in avg. snow pack at this time of the year.
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Sunday's storm brought about 25cm at Mt. Baker and just 10cm down at Mt Bachelor. 2nd storm is set to come in on Tuesday late afternoon/early evening. It will pack a bit more punch to it. Should see double to triple the amount of accumulation from the Sunday storm. Whistler eeked out about 25cm the past 24 hrs. They should see another 10cm-15cm today as well.
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some very nice snow found in whistler alpine today , and looking like a steady flow of weather fronts coming through for the next few days at least

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some very nice snow found in whistler alpine today , and looking like a steady flow of weather fronts coming through for the next few days at least

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That does look real nice. Stormy weather right now in the Cascades. Upper lifts closed at most areas do to high winds. Gusts up to 100 km/h. But snowing. Supposed to keep on snowing into Wednesday. So Wednesday should be really good. Another storm will follow after a brief lull. Might be a bit of warm up between systems. Shouldn't affect the slopes though. Stevens and Mt. Baker might get a convergence zone and see roughly 70 cm of snow by Thursday morning. Sounds like Whistler will also do well. Might be a bit of rain at the base for a brief period as the storms roll in and then cool off as they pass. Still will be a much needed dump to open up more terrain. Looks like another storm will come in on Sunday as well.
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Yep, its on. We want a nice wet dump to stick and fill in. Per NWAC telemetry (wish all places had this) Crystal's rain at the base turned to snow at 6pm. Green Valley open but not Rex, so a bit of a hike back to the gondola which hopefully will be over with after this storm cycle. Just looked at Mt B site and they are at least talking about Outback, which is encouraging. Its my last year of being beholden to the school vacation schedule, and Mt B can be carnage Xmas week if its just the front side.
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Snowed all day in whistler , Making for some very nice storm skiing , all high lifts were closed due to winds and avalanche danger , Crystal chair open for first time this year , a break in the weather Wednesday morning then
More snow forecast for the next few days with Sunday looking like a big number
Avalanche risks are high in alpine and considerable at the tree line
So it’s an inbounds play day today for me
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Bachelor received 25cm overnight. Washington Cascades about 30cm and Whistler with 36cm the past 24 hours. Next system is coming in later Wednesday evening into Thursday morning. Should see similar accumulation as the last storm. As this storm passes it will bring warming and rising temps. This storm is going to stay North of Oregon. The winds will be very strong with this bad boy.

Just editing to add that the forecast is showing another storm coming in Sunday evening into Monday for the North Cascades and BC Coast Range. So, more snow on tap into next week before it looks to calm down after Tuesday, Dec. 18th.
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Looks like Whistler and Mt. Baker are doing well with the last few storms, with more on the way. Each ski area has received close to a meter of new in the past 48 hours. Winds were relatively strong that kept upper slopes closed at Whistler yesterday. Same goes for Crystal Mtn. Tricky part for the next wave of storms will be the snow line. Which will fluctuate from base level to mid mtn in some cases. But still looking at possibly another 50cm-100cm over the next 4 days. Won't be light powder but the famous Cascade concrete in some cases, or possible some Cascade Cream Cheese! It will be a bit tricky with wind and snow levels, but the upper mtns should avoid any rain. (Fingers crossed) Whistler might fair better being farther North. Interior BC should do okay, and have slightly cooler temps, but will still be impacted by warmer air along with each storm coming through. Saturday will be some clearing and temps will remain moderate with freeze line around 1200 meters or so going into Sunday morning with more moisture for about 10cm-20cm depending on possible convergence zones in the Central Cascades with cooler temps coming through the East passes. In any event, I plan to go investigate Crystal Mtn over the weekend into early next week and get my legs ready for the winter season! Avy risk will be high, and ski patrol will earn their keep with these storms and difficult conditions. Don't forget to say, "Thank you" when you come across their path!

Edit to add - Avy danger is extremely high right now. Even in bounds slides are being reported. Please be careful, ski with a partner, and if you don't know, don't go!
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