In parts of Colorado, Sunday was an unexpectedly deep powder day – Breckenridge saw 30cm of snow drop between 5am and 9am. Clear and cold conditions since have provided some great skiing in the state, with all lifts open, all terrain open and big smiles on the faces of those lucky enough to be out on the slopes. Further cold and mostly settled weather is expected throughout the week, with no big snowstorms on the horizon until next week at the earliest.
Tuesday was a beautiful day in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, where conditions remain excellent after a fantastic season of snowfall. All terrain was open and with all lifts running across the state, queues were kept to an absolute minimum. The same can be said for resorts further north in Wyoming and Montana – expect more of the same throughout the week.
After a very snowy few days, the clouds have finally parted to reveal mostly sunny skies in Oregon and Washington to give great overhead conditions in which to enjoy all the fresh snow. The fine spell of weather looks set to continue throughout the week.
The sun was also shining in California, but in contrast here, there’s been no meaningful snowfall since the middle of January – in fact at Mammoth there has only been 40cm of snow in 2020 so far, compared to 750cm in the same period last winter. Sunny weather is forecast until the end of the week, before a change in the weather patterns. Hopefully this will bring some much-needed snow to the Californian mountains.
Across on the East Coast, unsettled conditions were the order of the day on Tuesday. Cloudy skies were accompanied by above-average temperatures, resulting in rainfall on the lower slopes and flakes of snow higher up. As a result, mixed conditions were reported on piste. A decent fall of snow is expected on Wednesday night, accompanied by strong winds and a rapid drop in temperature. Lows of -20C are then forecast for the end of the week.