While this has been a warmer and drier than normal October in most ski regions, there have been a few snowfalls late in the month. Nothing has been substantial enough yet to advance the upcoming season.
California: The Sierra is expecting its first winter storm early next week. Snow levels will start at 9,000+ but lower
elevations may see a few inches at the end. It might be over a foot at Mammoth but unlikely to advance its opening date.
Pacific Northwest: The region is having a major storm this weekend but snow levels are in general too high. The
Whistler alpine might get a couple of feet.
Canadian Rockies and Interior B.C.: Revelstoke (28 inches since Sept. 1) and Kicking Horse (11 inches) start measuring
snowfall very early. These snow totals are probably below average.
U. S. Northern Rockies: The only reported snowfall number is 10 inches at Grand Targhee. This is well below
Utah: 1-3 inches fell late last week and the West Coast storm is expected to move in early next week. Intensity is uncertain
but likely about a foot in the Cottonwood Canyons
Northern and Central Colorado: October was much warmner than usual so snowmaking was delayed until the last week and
Loveland and A-Basin each opened a snowmaking run October 29. Loveland has received 26 inches of natural snow, but this is
unlikely to help the ski season unless there is a lot of November snow.
Southern and Western Colorado: Wolf Creek had 26 inches October snow that has settled to an 8 inch base. The Gothic Snow Lab
between Aspen and Crested Butte has had 9 inches, which is well below average.
Northeast: Mid-October cold allowed Killington and Sunday River to open first in North America on October 19. After a
week of skiing the snow is gone and snowmaking has not yet resumed. Killington had 1 inch natural snow.
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