Well, I’m stuck as a massive storm pummels the Rockies. The plan was to head to Arizona Snowbowl this morning to catch the blizzard there, but turns out Arizona drivers are flummoxed when it comes to snow. Here’s the highlights so far:
1. Blacktail, MT gets 35 inches.
The winner so far from this storm is this tiny Montana ski area. 3 feet in one day with a three day total of 72 inches. Whitefish, which is close by only got 18 inches.
2. Utah gets pounded…again.
The SLC resorts are having an epic season so far. Most of them are reporting anywhere from 18 to 24 inches.
3. Arizona Snowbowl picks up two feet.
Yes, this is killing me that I can’t ride it today. I’m hoping to get up there tomorrow as another foot is forecasted for tonight. They just opened recently so this should be great for the base.
4. Brand new Utah ski area calls 28 inches.
So new that almost no one outside the state has heard of it, Eagle Creek located in the middle of nowhere, Utah got a massive dump of two and half feet. Sounds like someone made the right decision to reopen this hill.
5. Southern Colorado slammed.
Wolf Creek 18 inches. Silverton 22 inches. Durango 24 inches. Remember last winter in southern CO? We do.
6. Northwest corridor gets snow everywhere.
From Lake Tahoe (Squaw reporting 28 inches) to Oregon (around a foot), it’s going to be a Happy New Year.
Next up: Hopefully this blizzard will continue into Summit County and New Mexico as that’s the direction this snow junkie is heading over the next week.
— The Chief Snow Junkie