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Got some nice turns in this morning at Mt. Bachelor. They received about 10" overnight Fresh soft snow, and dumping hard the whole time.



Didn't hit any sharks, and the snow was a nice creamy density. Low viz, so the pic quality is not so great.



Did a couple laps, besides, it's only Oct. 19th!!! Can't pass up early season powder!

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Toadman,

Fantastic! Well done! Very Happy
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@Toadman, looks like a Rainbow tower there. Way to go.
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@Toadman, looks like a Rainbow tower there. Way to go.
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What's a rainbow tower? Puzzled
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@Bergmeister, Rainbow chairlift. Good low angle terrain over there. (Oops, I see my earlier post twice, The signal where I am is so bad I’m surprised it worked at all)
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More snow overnight. Refreshed the slopes.



Really amazing conditions for October. Just nice and soft, and no fear of hitting any sharks.



I think everyone in town got the word that conditions are stellar for some Fall season turns.



Supposed to warm up a bit on Tuesday, so the lower elevations will see some consolidation and melt.
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Cold air up in British Columbia will favor the Eastern interior BC mountains. Montana and parts of Idaho should also see snow. Eastern Colorado Rockies should also see cooler than seasonal averages and some snow later in the week.
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Quick hitting storm flowing through Colorado on Wed. into Thursday morning. Steamboat, Breck, Loveland, Winterpark , Keystone, Eldora should see a good 8"-10" of snow. Vail, Beaver Creek and Aspen maybe a bit less.

Out into the weekend, looks to be a cold front that will move in a SE direction through interior BC, Montana, the Tetons could possibly see some light snow accumulations.

Meanwhile, it's a bit warm and wet in the PNW. Temps will be above seasonal avg. through Friday, and then some of that cold air from Canada will make it's way South into WA and OR.
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There's a high pressure building up along the West Coast just off of Washington. It's going to push some cold air coming down from NW Canada/Alaska into interior BC and down into Montana into Colorado on Saturday. Temps will be colder than normal, and potential for 12cm-20cm of snow in Summit County and Steamboat from Saturday night into Monday morning. A second wave of cold energy is following behind. Not as strong, or as big currently, but more potential accumulation of snow for base building.

Loveland, CO ski resort opened today.
Wolf Creek, CO announced an Oct. 31 opening (Halloween for us Yanks)
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Cold temps and low pressure currently working it's way into Colorado. The main strength of the storm and precip will come later on Sunday evening into early Monday morning. Snow accumulation for the Summit County ski resorts could be upwards of 30cm. The higher elevations could see even more.

Vail is currently making snow and scheduling a Nov 15th opening.
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Good start to the season.

Plenty of stations opening early.

And record snowfall in Montana and elsewhere, earlier in the month.
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Several Colorado snow stakes showing anywhere from 6"-9" of snow, and still snowing. Cold air continues to push down from Northern Canada. Good snow making weather.
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Meanwhile in California everything is on fire* and we have no electricity*. No change in weather on the horizon - ~20 and sunny, every day for the next 10 days in SF and nothing happening in Tahoe.
* mild regionally dependent exaggerations
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bump just to follow this thread. exciting stuff.
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High pressure starting to build off the Northwest Pacific Coast. Should see mild temps and dry for the next 4-5 days. Cold air will still linger up over Eastern interior BC into Alberta.

Was talking to some folks in the transport dept. that mentioned trucks were sidelined on Interstate 84 going through Idaho. Same thing for truckers near Cheyenne, WY.
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Jet stream is up North around the Canadian border. It will block colder air and moisture coming off the Pacific for the next 4-5 days, and possibly longer. Blocking HP is set up over Washington/Oregon and that will favor British Columbia and Alberta for potential snow fall possibly around Nov. 4-5th. New England is getting some cooler and wet weather this weekend as well.
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Toadman wrote:

Wolf Creek, CO announced an Oct. 31 opening (Halloween for us Yanks)


Err... and Halloween for us Brits as well. wink
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Jet Stream continues to be based up around the US/Canadian border, dropping down into the upper Mid-west and across the Great Lakes region into the New England states. Vermont/New Hampshire and Maine should see 6" plus of snow Monday night into Tuesday, and could be some record lows recorded as well.

The blocking HP over NW Coast of USA is starting to break down, and some storm energy looks to make its way into British Columbia and Northern Washington around Tuesday. Longer range forecast show that a series of weak storms coming off the Pacific will split and bring a bit of energy on shore. These series of weak low pressures have models showing the blocking high pressure to move out and allow some weak low pressure energy combined with some cold arctic air to bring some precipitation to the mountains. Too far out to know the where and how much.
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Continued record breaking low temps in the Northeast. Some of the Northern Vermont ski areas saw up to 21 inches of snow over a 48 hour period.

The jet stream continues to flow up around the US/Canadian border and dropping down over the Great Lakes region. This is keeping temps unseasonably cold up in Canada and into the New England States. Meanwhile it's been unseasonable warm in the PNW. Models are starting to show the blocking HP off the Pacific ocean breaking down. It's already started. By the weekend the jet stream looks to start shifting a bit further South. That will allow colder air to drop in from the Northern Gulf of Alaska across British Columbia and into Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and eventually into Colorado. Whistler might see 20" at the upper elevations over the next 5 days.

There's another low pressure trough building up off the Pacific and should further break down what's left of the HP ridge around mid-week next week. That will bring more moisture to the mountains in the PNW and British Columbia. Models do indicate that the Sierra's in Cali will see some light precip as well. Too far out to have any idea on how much snow though.
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Thanks for the update, going to Whistler for the first time this March and already getting excited, here's to a hopefully very snowy season.
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Slow moving storm will be flowing through Southern Utah, Northern New Mexico, and Southern Colorado late this week. Telluride, Durango, Taos should do well. There might be a bit of snow for the Wasatch range but most of the energy is tracking further South.

I was chatting with my Dad earlier this week, and Anchorage received a foot of snow over the weekend. I'll be up in AK for Thanksgiving and hoping I can get a day in at my old stomping grounds at Alyeska!

Longer range forecasts are showing signs of cold air and moisture coming out of the Northern reaches of the Gulf of Alaska. Could bring snow to Coastal BC range, and depending on what the Jet Stream is doing might push the low pressure down through Idaho, Wyoming, and into Colorado. Too soon to know this far out.

Aspen Snowmass will be opening up this weekend.
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Longer range forecasts are showing signs of cold air and moisture coming out of the Northern reaches of the Gulf of Alaska. Could bring snow to Coastal BC range, and depending on what the Jet Stream is doing might push the low pressure down through Idaho, Wyoming, and into Colorado. Too soon to know this far out. .


fingers crossed for some snow for whistler soon , im out in two weeks and it defo needs a dump to fill things in
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fingers crossed for some snow for whistler soon , im out in two weeks and it defo needs a dump to fill things in


Yep, Whistler is looking pretty boney after some October snow. Whistler looking to pick up maybe 15cm-20cm in the next few days.
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Vail got kinda busy on opening day.

About 100 new snowguns added this year.

Thinnish cover for now.

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Currently snowing in SW Colorado. Storm progressing in a NE flow. Will get the Central Rockies; Aspen/Snowmass, Crested Butte and on into Beaver Creek, Vail and Breck.

A light bit of snow fell in the Cascade range yesterday. Possibly looking at more light snow fall on Friday. Clearing on the weekend, then cooling and possible snow on Monday as low as 1,000 meters in Central Oregon.
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