New snow in the forecast, but how much...and when? Plus a Whistler review.

Hello skiers and snowboarders, New snow is in the forecast, but how much...and when? For today, we have another dry day with partly sunny skies. Many ski areas are open, but with limited terrain. The clouds will increase on Monday, from a modest low pressure off the California coast. The low will aim light snowfall into the Cascades on Tuesday. The snow level will hover near 5,000-6,ooo ft ....

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Storm dud, but don't panic!

Hello skiers and snowboarders. We didn’t promise much Cascade snowfall from this weak storm last night and this storm certainly lived up to our meager expectations. The “storm” moved in last night with little or no snowfall. An inch at Mt Baker and a trace to an inch elsewhere. The storm is moving out now with very little additional snowfall. What a dud. A weak high will move....

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Sunshine Ahead with a Recap of the Last Seven Days

Hello skiers and snowboarders, After a tough week of weather, a dry spell is ahead for a few days. Last night: The snow level edged upward (5,500 ft), as mild air moved into the Pacific Northwest. The mid and lower slopes saw a rain and snow mix with new snow on the mid and upper slopes. Today, expect minor (trace-2”) new snowfall with a rain/ snow mix on the mid and lower slopes, fr....

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Snow returns to the Cascades

Hello skiers and snowboarders: Snow is falling again in the Cascades. The snowpack got beat up with the warm atmospheric river but the snow pack didn’t disappear. We lost a little, but now snow is piling up again. Snow recovery is in progress. The atmospheric river is gone. We are back to typical winter storms, with mountain snow. The snow levels have dropped. Expect 6-15” ....

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Ask Larry - Zoom talk on December 6, 2023

ZOOM WITH LARRY – December 06, 2023 YouTube recording of Zoom with Larry We'll talk weather. We'll talk skiing, anything you want, and I'll answer your questions, of course. Some of them may be answered just with my little short program here. Welcome everybody to a kind of rough start to the season so far. Again, we want to thank you and welcome you, but also remember to support our s....

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New snow. Is rain ahead?

DEC 3, 2023 Hello skiers and snowboarders: It was a good start to the ski season with the recent one to two feet of new snow. But we still need more for more areas and terrain to open. The snow level bumped up early today to 5,000ft. Part two of this storm series is coming with a new and very wet storm. Right now, snow fall is tapering off, as the snow level rises (5,000 ft) in the Cascades. ....

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Big snowfall ahead, but...

Hello skiers and snowboarders, Let the new snowfall begin. Expect a roller coaster of weather ahead. There will be new snow for sure - then a rain/snow mix, with snow levels rising. The wild weather will be with us for at least a week and the result will be,initially, abundant new snow in the mountains. But it's not a clean deal with the warmth by Sunday and Monday degrading the new snow. Th....

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Significant snowfall is on the way...next weekend

Hello skiers and snowboarders, Significant snowfall is on the way but will not arrive until next weekend. The fun will begin, as snow will finally start to pile up and get the season rolling. The storm gates will open with several storms lined up and headed our way from Saturday, December 2, and beyond. Snow levels will be low at 2,000 to 3,000 ft, so all ski areas will get snow on all slope ele....

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Happy Thanksgiving skiers and snowboarders

Hello skiers and snowboarders! Happy Thanksgiving Day to all. It's a rare dry one for the Pacific Northwest. Typically, mid to late November is our wettest and stormiest time of the year. This year high pressure is keeping us dry, while blocking storms. There is snow in the mountains, but generally not enough. Whistler is open as of Thursday (Nov 23). See picture from Nov 22 at Roundhouse. ....

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Where to Ski Thanksgiving Holiday

Short Term Forecast - Snow for late Saturday and Sunday. Later this Saturday and into Sunday an area of low pressure and cold front will swing into the Washington Cascades and bring some welcome snowfall. How much snowfall for the 24 hours ending at 5 pm on Sunday? Areas at 4000 feet will have 5 to 8 inches and areas at 5000 up to 10 inches. The biggest winners look like Mt. Baker Ski Area....

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